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 (1690), 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.

Holiday House Tour
December 5th 1PM – 4PM

The Historical Society buildings will be open for tours on Sunday December 5th from 1pm – 4pm. Free, but donations greatly appreciated!

Oktoberfest THANK YOU’s

Haverford Township Historical Society would like to acknowledge and thank all of the people and businesses that helped make this year’s Oktoberfest fundraiser successful. The money raised by the event will help us continue to take care of the historic buildings and collections that we are responsible for and help promote Haverford Township’s rich heritage. 

Ardmore Park Beverage
Bakery House
Brew Your Own Beer
Bria & Latella’s Italian American Deli & Kitchen
Centrella’s Deli & Italian Market
Chickie’s and Pete’s
Colonial Market Havertown
Crafty Kate’s Creations
Crossbar Havertown
Dougherty Landscaping
Drew Rivera
Erica Deuschle
Giant Supermarket, Havertown
Hedgerow Theatre
Herosame Japanese Restaurant
J.D. McGillicuddy’s Havertown
Jeanne Angell
Jeff Wolfe
Joel Perlish Photography
John Berberian
Kim Crews-Engelhard
Koffmeyer’s Old Fashioned
Learning Express
Lynne Hannmann
Manoa Beverage
Manoa Tavern
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Nancy Carll
Novita Boutique
Paddy Rooney’s Pub
Pagano’s Italian Specialties
Pepperoncini Italian Restaurant
Philadelphia Union
Pretzel Boys, Drexel Hill
Sam’s Boardwalk Style Pizza
Santa Marco
Secret Sauce BBQ
Softwash Platoon
Starbucks Coffee Havertown
Sugar and Spice Thai Food and More
Sweeney Todd Barber Shop
Taddeo’s Greenhouses
Wilson’s Secret Sauce BBQ
Wrapped by Kate
Wynnewood Lanes
YMCA Havertown