Preserving our Past for our Future!
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Join us for our Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 9 from 1-5 PM. The Summer Kitchen will be open, too! Punch and Cookies await your arrival! There will Limited Tours, Caroling, and real Slay Bells! See you there!
A HOLIDAY RAFFLE is underway right now, with ALL PROCEEDS benefiting Skippack Historical Society, Skippack Fire Co, and Lower Perk Little League! Tickets available at Skippack Beverage, who will be matching up to $1,500! Must be 21 years of age to enter. (No purchase necessary) Good Luck!!
We want to take a moment to let you know how thankful we are to all of our Members, Supporters, and Friends of Skippack Historical Society. You all make the preservation of our history for future generations possible! -2023 Board
Please do mark your calendar for the Indenhofen Farmstead Christmas Open House from 1-5 PM on Saturday, December 9, 2023. We so look forward to seeing you! Rte 73 & Evansburg Rd, across from the Skippack P.O. Free Admission.
Skippack Historical Farm OCT 21, 11AM-4PM. Creamery Rd & 113 (behind Creamery Tire). There was a Petting Zoo, Crafters, Wagon Rides, Tractor Displays, Pumpkins for kids! A Great Time!!
Guest presenter, Ryan Conroy, president of the SpringFord Area Historical Society, will focus on the abolitionists that operated in many of our local areas and the "safe houses" that were on the underground railroad.
Ryan will include some of the activities of the German Mennonites that originated in Germantown and then in Skippack area. He will relate stories of how the escaped slaves crossed the Schuylkill River from Phoenixville to Mont Clare, stories of secret passageways and many narrow escapes. Photos of some of the local landmarks will be made available for viewing as well. We Will See You There!! Don't miss it!
Location: 4089 Heckler Rd, Skippack, PA 19474
Skippack's July 4th Parade was enjoyed by thousand! Did you see our Special Guests in the motorcade!
The Living History Event was held March 25 with live demonstrations by 1st New Jersey Regiment Revolutionary War re-enactors, and Open House & Barn Tours were enjoyed!
MARCH 25 - Noon-4PM
Thanks to all who attended!
* Exciting and Informative Historians make presentations throughout the year at Special Events & Meetings. (See Events Tab above)
* Individual and Group Tours are available with reserved appointment times. Call 610-584-1166
A wonderful time was had by all at our Holiday Open House! The weather cooperated as well! Fun, Refreshments, Tours, & Christmas Caroling (with real jingle bells) were enjoyed by all! Stay tuned! We are gearing up for Spring!
The Skippack Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 1967 for the purpose of researching and documenting the many historical sites and rich history of the Skippack Valley, the site of the second inland settlement of the Pennsylvania German people.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We always have opportunities to participate to make our vision a reality. We'll help you find the historic passion that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team! (See below for membership printout and/or donation.)
Whether you help through monetary donations, participation time, having fun attending one of our numerous events, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, we thank you! We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
* * INDIVIDUAL - $20 * * FAMILY - $30 * * We invite you to DOWNLOAD print, fill out, and email, or snail mail your application for membership BELOW today! Personal checks made payable to "Skippack Historical Society." Support us in our dedication to improving and preserving our History, particularly the Indenhofen House in Skippack Village, PA and and the Allebach & Cholet Farm Museum in Creamery, PA. Artifacts from our past are acquired, and displayed in both Barns and the Indenhofen House. Do you have an artifact of interest, or questions? Call 610-584-1166. firstname.lastname@example.org We are a 501(c)(3)
(Additional Historic Information can be found at www.skippack.org) In the 1990's, at the request of the State Park's Deputy Director, we studied the remaining houses and published a survey of the Skippack Valley historical houses with in Evansburg State Park. At the same time research and renovation of the Indenhofen house resumed when the Society secured the services of a restoration specialist. The summer kitchen and bake oven (circa 1840) were restored. The house pent-roofs as well as the exterior cellar entrance were restored. The house floor joists were reinforced with steel posts and substantial reinforcement of a section of the barn was accomplished. In addition, an engineering study and extensive historical research of the house ownership was completed. The Indenhofen House collections and display rooms continue to be improved each year, adding to it's value as a museum that celebrates the history of the Skippack Community.
The wreaths are up and await Open House 2021
The Halls are Decorated and await the Open House and the New Year!
All Ready for the New Year!
Wishing ALL a Healthy, Happy, Prosperous 2022!
Our Christmas Open House on Saturday December 11, was Enjoyed by many!!
There were tours, refreshments, and a few songs accompanied on the newly donated pump organ!
Songs were sung accompanied by the newly acquired Pump Organ.
New Displays await inside for the coming New Year!
Today it is called Skippack Pike or Route 73 back in the early 1700's it was vital to connect Germantown with Skippack. (Please see the drop-down pages above for detailed information.)
"HISTORY OF THE ROAD"
The following petition was prepared by the landowners around the Skippack Creek and presented to the Court of Quarter Sessions held in Philadelphia June 2, 1713. (Please see the drop-down page above for details.)