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.


HTHS Meeting OnlineHistory of Haverford Railways!
APRIL 12th, 2022 – 7 PM

On Tuesday, April 12 at 7pm HTHS, partnering with our friends at the Haverford Township Free Library, will present a Zoom online event, with our History Researcher Rich Kerr providing a history of railways in Haverford Township. Join us for an illustrated visual presentation on the many and diverse rail lines in Haverford Township’s history, and how they precipitated the township’s transition from rural farms to suburban development. FREE and open to the public!

Use this link to register for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkceuqqTotG9F0LQHlhKuJw6ywTIdReLul

HERITAGE FESTIVAL IS BACK!
JUNE 5th, 2022

The 14th Annual Heritage Festival is back! Mark your calendars – June 5th, 11AM – 4PM!


2022 Darby Creek Cleanup at Nitre Hall – Havertown
APRIL 2nd, 2022

Each spring since 1984 the Darby Creek Valley Association hosts a watershed-wide clean up event focusing on removing trash, tires, and other debris from regional waterways. During this event, volunteers work together to clean up sites located throughout the watershed.

Event Location: meet at Nitre Hall. 1682 Karakung Dr Havertown PA 19083

Contact’s Name: Kate Clifford
Contact’s Email: kate.mackay1@gmail.com

Help us cleanup Darby Creek. More info on the Haverford Twp specific here: https://argentasoftware.com/interfaces/dcva/frmEventTicketSalesForm.aspx?EventID=3403


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
BLVD
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
Kettle
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
Wawa
Wilson’s Secret Sauce BBQ
Wrapped by Kate
Wynnewood Lanes
YMCA Havertown