Will Rivinus is an author, historian, and preservation activist who has been a resident of Solebury Township for over 50 years. And over all those years he has read, researched, and written about the history of Solebury Township and surrounding areas. He has published many books that help to inform readers of the significant history of our area.
Will has spent many years advocating for the preservation of the Delaware Canal. He wrote a book to draw attention to its historical and environmental significance at a time when the canal had fallen into a state of neglect. He was instrumental in lobbying the government to have the canal declared a National Historic Landmark. He served as the first chairman of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Commission.
Will has led many history walks for the Society, has presented several of our educational programs, and even hosted our annual picnic in 2006. He served on the board of directors of the Friends of the Delaware Canal and led their canal walks for many years. In 2012 on the twenty-fifth anniversay of his canal walks, Will was recognized by both the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for his dedication to the Delaware Canal.
Old Mills of New Hope-Solebury is available for purchase through the Society
These books are available to be read here or printed.
Early Taverns of Bucks County Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
Guide to the Delaware Canal, 8th Edition
New Hope, Pennsylvania Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Old Stonework in Bucks County
Phillips Mill – cradle for the arts in Bucks County
William Penn and the Lenape Indians
Barns of Bucks County, written in collaborated with Jeffrey L. Marshall, may be available at local bookstores or in the library.