HTHS to Publish Book on Township History

HTHS Township History Book

The well-regarded “Images of America” book on Haverford Township, published in 2003, was a first step toward capturing our identity, but the HTHS Board believes a comprehensive township history is urgently needed. At its September meeting, the Board voted to publish such a history.

HTHS member Kathy Case, who has extensive experience in editing and scholarly publishing, and Rich Kerr, HTHS historian and author of much of the content on our website, will serve as editors. Content will be posted on the website throughout the project, with the goal of producing a printed book in 4 years. The Board will serve as an advisory committee.

A vital component of the book will be stories from township residents, both past and current. The HTHS archives have some of these stories on tape and in interview notes and letters, but we will be seeking more interviews as well as photographs and documents. We are also looking for volunteers to write chapters, interview, and do research. If you are interested in becoming involved in this project, please contact HTHS at 484-452-3382 or
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Our Mission

The mission of the Haverford Township Historical Society is to protect, preserve and promote the history of our community and to sustain its cultural heritage for future generations through educational programs, accessible archives and site preservation.

General Information

The Haverford Township Historical Society was formed in 1939 to promote and sustain interest in the history of our community. With the specific function of preserving property, documents and information of historic value pertaining to Haverford Township, the Haverford Township Historical Society has played a critical role in local preservation efforts.

The Society saved, rebuilt and furnished the Lawrence Cabin (1710), now located on Karakung Drive in Powder Mill Valley Park, and entered into a formal agreement with Haverford Township to reshoppe, maintain and administer Nitre Hall (1810) and the Federal School (1797). In these historic sites, award winning educational programs are designed and staffed by the Historical Society. Visitors may also enjoy these local treasures during open houses, special events and by appointment.