Lansdale Historical Society

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137 Jenkins Ave.
Lansdale PA 19446
Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - Noon
Phone: 215-855-1872
Fax: 215-393-8919

2015 Spring Tea

Jenkins Journal Old English label

February 2015

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Old News from 1925


Our Back In Time series chronicles North Penn area history down through the decades.
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The Lansdale Historical Society was founded in 1972, and its purpose is to preserve the history of the Borough of Lansdale and the greater North Penn area, and to share its collection of material and resources with the greater community, particularly the youth. It has its headquarters in a two-building complex, located on Jenkins Avenue in the center of Lansdale, Montgomery County, PA. The buildings are owned by the Borough of Lansdale.
The complex includes the Jenkins Homestead, a 1770-era Federalist-style farmstead that is the oldest building within the original borders of Lansdale. Portions of the Homestead have been restored and are open for public tours. The Lansdale Historical Research Center, located less than 60 feet from the Homestead, was acquired by the Borough in 2000 and has undergone extensive renovations to make it computer and Internet friendly and a repository for the Society's vast collection of documents and artifacts related to Lansdale and the surrounding North Penn area. The building is handicapped accessible.
LOCATION: The complex is located one block off Lansdale's Main Street on Jenkins Avenue between Chestnut and Line Streets. On-street parking is available on Jenkins Avenue.

Annual Banquet, Tuesday April 14

Holl Award Click here to view and print out the Banquet reservation form.

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Community Program, Tuesday May 12

Faith of our FoundersDresher Arcade photo & write-up

Click here to read more about the Dresher Arcade.

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Click here to view and print-out the list of ten!

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Click here to access and print a brief history of Lansdale's early years entitled "A Town is Born".

Community Program DVDs On Sale

Buy any three LHS DVDs and receive a fourth one free plus some spare change to boot. Thatís four (4) DVDs for $55 when purchased at the Research Center, $65 by mail. Regular price: $18 each, $21 by mail. Sorry, we cannot accept credit cards - cash or check only. Please make checks payable to: Lansdale Historical Society. Send mail orders to: 137 Jenkins Ave., Lansdale, PA 19446. Sale is limited to stock on hand. Please list alternate choices.

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Click here for a brief description of each of the DVD's