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"TRAVELING ON THE PERKIOMEN RAILROAD"
Join us for the fascinating account of the important passenger train line connector between Philadelphia & Bethlehem
how it helped bring vacationers to our Perkiomen Valley & Spring Mount areas. (Presented at the SKIPPACK TWP BLDG! FREE! 7:30 PM )
Our meeting will be held at 7:30 pm, at the Skippack Township Building, 4109 Creamer Rd, (Skippack Twp), Collegeville PA 19426
Auxiliary troops were hired by the British to fight in the Revolutionary War, many of which came from Hesse-kassel in Germany.
Stories about the Hessian Involvement at Brandywine, Germantown, Trenton as well as other battles will be shared!
Included will be the tale of Henrich Brachtheiser and how he stayed in the Skippack Community and was accepted and respected as a schoolmaster in the Lower Salford and Skippack schools.
Approximately 20% to 25% of the British army was made up of Hessians and were led by Hessians
TO BE HELD AT THE SKIPPACK TOWNSHIP BUILDING
APRIL 27, 2023
Mark your calandars!
We will see you there!
MR STEVE MALLON, from the Perkiomen Railroad Historical Society, will give a fascinating look at this important train line, and how it helped bring vacationers to the Perk Valley & Spring Mount area.
In the heyday of railroad travel, the Perkiomen RR was the connector between Philadelphia & Bethlehem.
Rev.Martha, who is a member of the Bean family, and worked at the Bean's Store in Creamery when growing up, will present:
Rev. Martha is an expert in local history, from Mennonite and UCC churches to business transactions involving Bean's Store, to the building of the Letitia Penn House by William Penn.
A "Friendship Quilt" from 1941 with names of individuals from the Creamery area, plus Bean's Store displays
Location: SKIPPACK TOWNSHIP BUILDING, Heckler Rd. Skippack, Pa. THERE IS NO ADMISSION FEE!
There will be a short meeting for elections of officers preceding the presentation by Rev. Martha.
Muhlenberg was a Lutheran minister coming to Trappe in 1742. He will relate interesting and intriguing stories of his life in the Pennsylvania colony before and during the Revolutionary War. Program held at 7:30 PM
Please join us Thursday evening at the Skippack Township Building at 7:30 PM to hear our Special Guest Speaker! We know you will be surprised!
MARCH 24 - Mike Jesberger -"The Road to Valley Forge"
APRIL 28 - Peter Perreten will present - "ICE HOUSES ALONG THE PERKIOMEN CREEK" (See details below.)
OCTOBER 27 - "A Visit From Henry Muhlenberg"
Township Building - 4089 Heckler Rd * P.O. Box 164 *
Skippack, PA 19474 Telephone: 610-454-0909
Mark your calendars now for our upcoming Special Ticketed Fund Raiser Events, Spring and Fall Events, Free Admission Guest Speaker Meetings, Open House's, 1st Friday's in Skippack (drawing tickets available), and MORE!
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