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.

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We are looking for Colonial Living Guides! Colonial Living is a living history program for all fifth-grade classes in the school district. It takes place at Nitre Hall and Lawrence Cabin on Karakung Drive in Havertown. Go to this link for more information!

Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendar

Open Houses – the last Sunday of each month, from 10 – 1:
July 28, August 25, and Sept 29

Our latest newsletter!

Haverford Herald – 2024 Spring (LATEST!)

Upcoming gardening and cleanup dates

HTHS has several ways to help with gardening and cleanup.
Sat 7/13, Friday 7/19, and Sat 7/27 for gardening group, all 8 am – 1PM

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!