Haverford Township Historical Society

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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.

Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendar

2024 Heritage Festival is June 2 2024. Applications are now being accepted! Check back here in February 2024!
More info here!

April 2024 Talk: Bad Things Happen in Philadelphia: Street Diplomacy and the Struggle over Slavery and Freedom

Join us to hear Dr. Elliott Drago discuss his book Street Diplomacy: The Politics of Slavery and Freedom in Philadelphia, 1820-1850.  The talk will be at the Quadrangle, Thursday April 11 7:30 – 9 PM. Register NOW as seating is limited!

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We’d like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their donations to this year’s Silent Auction and Chance Raffle. Our fundraising event could not be a success without the generous donations from our community.

Ardmore Park Beverage
Blue Rooted/ Hootenanny
Brew Your Own Beer
Centrella’s Deli & Italian Market
Colonial Market
Conshohocken Brewing Company
Crafty Kate’s Creations
Discover Haverford
Havertown Pizza
HTHS Gardeners
Ilene Corbett
JD McGillicuddy’s
Jeff Wolfe
Learning Express Havertown
Little Flower creative floral design
Manoa Beverage
Middletown Township Historical Society
Needle Me
Orner’s Nursery
Santa Marco
Sheila Withelder
Softwash Platoon
Starbucks Havertown
Sweeney Todd
Taddeo’s Nursery
Wynnewood Lanes
YMCA Havertown

HTHS in Brief

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 documents, artifacts and information of historic value pertaining to Haverford Township, the Society has played a critical role in preserving our local history.

The Historical Society saved, moved, rebuilt and furnished the Lawrence Cabin (between 1690 and 1710), now located on Karakung Drive in Powder Mill Valley Park, and entered into a formal agreement with Haverford Township to also occupy, furnish, look after and run public programs at Nitre Hall (ca. 1810) and the Federal School (1797). In these historic sites, we have created award-winning educational programs staffed by Society volunteers. Visitors can also enjoy these local treasures during open houses, special events and by prior appointment.

Please explore this website to see and learn more of what we do!