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Horsham Preservation & Historical Association

...the Future of Horsham's Past

Welcome to the Horsham Preservation and Historical Association

Logo for Horsham Preservaton and Historical Association

The Horsham Preservation & Historical Association (HPHA) is is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation based in Horsham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA dedicated to identifying, studying, preserving and protecting the historical heritage, buildings and artifacts of our area.

We are a community benefit organization!

Located in southeastern PA, just north of Philadelphia, Horsham is in an area rich in history going back to our colonial period. The Sir William Keith House/Graeme Park, the Horsham Friends Meeting House, the Kenderdine Mill, and, the Penrose-Strawbridge House (currently under restoration by HPHA) are only some of our many historical treasures.

Horsham today is a thriving suburban community and was recently named one of the best places to live in the US based in part on our rich legacy. We'll be updating this site frequently as we continue to document this history and update progress on our restoration projects. If you have something to add to our record or are interested in the history of the area, please contact us and/or become a member!

cover of History of Horsham book
History of Horsham
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Learn more about the history of our area from Samuel Carpenter to Pitcairn Field and Whitemarsh Cemetery. Filled with lots of interesting stories and photos.

Part of the Images of America series by Arcadia Publishing

Price: $15.00 Available through HPHA.

Upcoming Events ...

HPHA Corn Boil and Barbeque

photo of table with lots of food and vase with daffodils

HPHA 's summer social is held in August each year when the local sweet corn is at its finest. Date for this year is Saturday Aug 9, 2014. (Rain Date is Sunday Aug 10). Open to HPHA Members and guests.

Penrose-Strawbridge House Aug 09, 2014 1-5pm

What's New ...

Things we can use...

photo of table in Strawbridge Library with refinished floor wall ceiling

We're looking for some gravel for our driveway, fill dirt for the field, and furniture for our museum....

Holiday Covered Dish Supper 2014

Each year HPHA members gather for some holiday fun at our annual Holiday Covered Dish Supper... We're looking for a place to gather in 2014. You supply the location, HPHA does the rest.

Help Wanted

We're looking for folks interesting helping out with our Membership Committee - our Standard's for Excellence committee - and our Document Preservation Project

Strawbridge Family in America

photo of Strawbridge-Family-in-America-Cover

Jackie Strawbridge Hunsinger, the niece of Welsh Strawbirdge, recently complete her history of the family: the Strawbridge Family in America; and graciously donated a copy to the HPHA library.

Nesbitt Donations

photo of title page Prospectville Branch Needlework guild of America Organized 1951

Mr John J Nesbitt III recently donated books from the Prospectville Branch of the Needlework Guild of America to HPA

Claw Foot Tub For Sale

photo of claw foot tub from Kenderdine House

HPHA has a cast iron claw foot tub for sale. We rescued this from the Kenderdine House and it was later used in the film REMORSE

Antique Farm Equipment for Sale

photo of 1924 Fordson Tractor with Bar Cutter

Liberty Properties Trust recently donated several pieces of antique farm equipment to HPHA which we are now offering for sale

Road Grader for Sale

photo of horse drawn Road Grader from right

HPHA has an antique horse drawn road grader available for sale

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