Research Library

Have you ever been curious about the history of your old historic house? Or perhaps you have wished you knew more about your family tree. Come visit us at the Solebury Township Historical Society any Wednesday afternoon between 3 and 5 and we may surprise you with how much information on these things is available, plus so much more. But please, if you are inquiring about a property, bring your tax map number with you.

Information about the six Solebury Historic Districts is just a click away. In addition to these villages, we also have information on Solebury Village. You can also visit the schoolhouse on Wednesday afternoon and look in the files for these villages.

We have over 200 family files, many of them from original settler families of Solebury and their descendants. View the names on the list. Stop in at the schoolhouse to take a look at the files.

Our library has an extensive book collection. We do not loan our books, but you may visit the schoolhouse and browse the books there.

Historic Revolutionary Soldier’s Wooden Bowl

In late 2009, the family of Sally Paxson Davis presented a Revolutionary Soldier’s wooden bowl to the Society. The bowl had been in the Paxson family for many generations, and their generosity has made it possible for the entire community to share this treasure. After receiving the bowl, the Society loaned it to the National Constitution CSTHS_RevBowlenter in Philadelphia. The bowl was returned to the Society and is now on display at the schoolhouse in an archival case purchased through a grant from the Lingohocken Questers Chapter #495. To learn more about this bowl and others like it, read the article by John U. Rees, former secretary of the Society, that appeared in the Winter 2010 edition of the Solebury Chronicle, the Society’s Newsletter. To see the bowl, stop in the schoolhouse any Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 5.