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UPCOMING EVENT! FAMILY HISTORY 102 – BUILDING YOUR FAMILY TREE

Sunday, July 21, 2024 at 2:00 PM, Solebury Township Historical Society Schoolhouse

Fundamentals of creating a family tree to share, starting with what you already know and exploring online sources to add to your tree. We’ll look at several websites that offer great information about your family, and talk about pros and cons of each website. This is the second in our genealogy series. We plan to develop future sessions according to the interests and experience level of the participants. Bring your questions and research tips! We’ll have an open discussion period to swap thoughts, trials and triumphs in the fascinating avocation of researching family roots.

Get your tickets! Free to Members / $10 Non-members – Go to Eventbrite for tickets

 


STHS ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

You’re invited to the annual Solebury Township Historical Society Membership meeting on September 22, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow. Join us for an engaging afternoon featuring a potluck supper and a special presentation by speaker Jeff Marshall.

As always, the meeting promises to be a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow members, participate in our election of new board members, and enjoy delicious food contributed by all. We look forward to enjoying your company at this annual event.

Also our Honored Citizen of Solebury Award —Nominations Sought. Please submit your nominations by September 22 so we can be ready to present the Award at our annual Brunch on January 5.  Click here for more information and submission form.


STHS’s Kim Fischer-Madarasz has handed out the 2024 Ned Harrington scholarship award to New Hope-Solebury high school senior Emily Regan. For more information on the award see our Ned Harrington scholarship page.

 


We wanted to say a big THANK YOU for joining us for our Annual Event and Fundraiser! The GARDEN PARTY WITH WILLIAM AND ANNIE LATHROP at HollyHedge Estate was truly a wonderful event. Thanks to your generosity, we exceeded our financial goal but more importantly, we reconnected with old friends and made new ones. We are lucky to live in such a supportive community.   Special thanks to our sponsors and auction item donors!  See all the contributors on our events page.

Photo by Kristina Gibb Photography-Mechanicsville Rd on a snowy evening

 

 

Solebury Township Historical Society was incorporated in 1981 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Solebury Township’s historical heritage.

The Society is headquartered in the historic  one-room schoolhouse located at the corner of Sugan and Upper York roads in Solebury Village, Bucks County, PA. It contains an extensive research library, files on the history of most of the homes built before 1900 in Solebury, partial township school records from before 1938 including grades and attendance, a large historic map of the township, many smaller maps, and much more.

In 2013 and 2015 the Society renovated the schoolhouse, including installing a new roof, repairing the windows and gutters, painting the exterior surfaces, resurfacing the floors, and updating the bookcases. The schoolhouse is open for research by appointment only. We’re flexible on hours and times for appointments. Please email us at info@soleburyhistory.org or leave voicemail at (215) 297-5091.

Our Ned Harrington scholarship award was presented in June to graduating senior Sam Hoffman by our board member Kim Madarasz. Sam’s response to STHS on receiving the award was “I will always remember this award and its meaning to me and my community. Thank you sincerely, from the bottom of my heart. I truly appreciate your generosity and kindness.”

Two more history walks were completed recently at Cuttalossa Road and in Lumberville. Both areas are unique and important to the industrialization of Solebury with grist mills, sawmills, taverns, artists and poets starting in 1750’s and both are on the National Parks Service’s list of  Historic Places.

Hard Times Tavern on Cuttalossa Road

Lumberville History Walk on the canal towpath

Dear Solebury Township Historical Society Members,                                                                

The ‘New Year’ brings new hope for Solebury Township Historical Society.   We offer educational, historical, and artistic programs to our community, we hope to obtain additional volunteers for the following.   Days and times are flexible.

Website-Looking for a volunteer who has experience with wordpress websites.  

Communications-Looking for volunteer(s) who can send email’s of our upcoming events, programs, fundraisers to our members and place ads in the Bucks County Herald.

  • Newsletter-Looking for volunteer(s) who can create a quarterly digital newsletter to be sent to members
  • Oral History-Looking for volunteers who can work on this program
  • Membership-Looking for volunteer(s) who can reach out to the community to increase membership and promote STHS
  • Events-Looking for volunteers to work on our events throughout the year.  

Please consider volunteering with an intellectual, lively group of dedicated area residents to share the wonders of Solebury Township!  Days and times are flexible.                                                            

Good wishes for a happy and healthy 2023!

Sincerely,

Solebury Township Historical Society

For additional information:
STHS Phone:  215-297-5091   Leave a message and someone will get back to you. The office is not
open every day, but the phone is checked frequently.  We are open weekly for visitors on Wed’s from 10am-12pm.  Appointments for other days can be made, just give us a call to schedule.

To receive emails on upcoming events and news, send us an mail:  info@soleburyhistory.org

THANK YOU TO OUR BUSINESS MEMBERS

Solebury Township Historical Society
3016 N. Sugan Road, Solebury, PA 18963                                                                                            Mail to: Drawer 525 Solebury, PA 18963