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When Monica Hinden looks at Slate Hill, believed to be the oldest burial ground in Bucks County, she doesn’t just see the past. She’s sees the future. A future where it is a shared community space …

Meet the heroes of Slate Hill

Slate Hill Burial Ground in Lower Makefield is said to be the oldest cemetery in Bucks County, with interments dating to the 1690s. The oldest tombstone has 1698 inscribed on it and the last internment occurred in 1918.

In July 1776, Dr. William Shippen Jr. (1736-1808) was appointed chief physician of the Continental army hospital in New Jersey by George Washington. In October, he became director general of all …

HISTORY LIVES: Piper Tavern

In 1759, a tavern was built by Joseph Bladen at the junction of the Durham and Philadelphia-Easton roads. In 1778, that tavern was purchased by George Piper, a colonel in the …

Today you can grab a cup of coffee or sit for breakfast/lunch in the house (Langhorne Coffee House) that was built by Gilbert Hicks (1728-1787) in 1763, the house where Edward Hicks (April 4, 1780-Aug. 23, 1849), Quaker preacher and folk art painter, was born.

I went to the County Theater in Doylestown last week to see Akira Kurosawa’s 1985 film “Ran” — his rendition of Shakespeare’s, “King Lear” in medieval Japan. Great art like this is a …

HISTORY LIVES: National Pet Day

Henry Mercer loved dogs, especially Chesapeake Bay retrievers. He had many of these dogs, and his favorite at the time of the construction of the …

At the crossroads of Maple and Bellevue avenues in Langhorne, two buildings anchor the history of the town.This intersection was originally known as the town of Four Lanes End, the crossing of two …

HISTORY LIVES: Hornberger’s Bakery

In 1956, George Hornberger sold a bakery in Northeast Philadelphia and moved his family to Doylestown. His bakery in the Mayfair section had been in operation since 1923.

Hulmeville’s glory days may have passed a century ago, but there is still plenty going on in this tiny town and good reasons to visit our historic community.Hulmeville showed its ongoing community …

HISTORY LIVES: The Nature Club and the Little Stone House

In 1907, Mrs. Irvin M. James, of Doylestown, invited a few lady friends to tea and broached the subject of starting a club to learn …

In honor of Women’s History Month, Bucks County Community College presents “Women’s Power Panel: Breaking Barriers” at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 28, at the Newtown Campus and online.

Ben Franklin, George Washington, Abigail Adams, Benedict Arnold and other costumed historical figures will be pub-crawling through Doylestown on April 6.The Historical Revolutionary Pub Crawl, …

Following incorporation in 1872, Hulmeville continued to flourish. The mills were running and there were a couple of textile factories running in town. Johnson Hall became a popular meeting place for …

The General Greene Inn should be preserved. The advent of the automobile age, along with the General Greene Inn’s location in Buckingham, afforded it a unique role in helping usher in wide-ranging …

HISTORY LIVES: Women’s History Month

Dorothy Parker, Writer, Poet and Critic. Known for her acerbic wit, Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) was a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table. Her short stories and poems …

Solebury Township Historical Society hosts “Family History 101: Introduction to Genealogy,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, in the Solebury Township Historical Society Schoolhouse, on the corner of …

John Hulme’s success in having the Farmers Bank of Bucks County and the Hulmeville Post Office established in Hulmeville ensured the village was a hub of commerce, finance and communication by …

Hulmeville is one of the oldest communities in Bucks County. It is also one of the smallest. Its current boundaries cover less than half of a square mile. The land that became Hulmeville was …

Durham Township’s supervisors are planning to partner with the Durham Historical Society to come up with $20,640 to repair the damaged cupola atop the iconic Durham Grist Mill. The township owns the …

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