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Historic timeline at Hallowell Elementary School by Justine Musick
Historic timeline at Hallowell Elementary School by Justine Musick

History Horsham Township 250th Jubilee

History Horsham Township 250th Jubilee

Horsham 250th Jubilee

The following is taken from The History of Horsham by Craven

In 1967 Horsham Township was officially 250 years old. To celebrate this event public spirited citizens came together to organize activities that would emphasize the unique heritage of the township, and the richness of the interests of its residents. The events of May 12-June 3, 1967, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce showed the great deal of preparation that had preceded the festivities. All the community organizations sponsored programs, the central theme of each, was the township’s anniversary.

The Willow Grove Naval Air Station was the site of many activities. An Open House and Air Show was held at the Air Station, and on that day, a hanger was used by the Rotary Club to house an Industrial Exposition. In honor of the anniversary, an Air Force Reserve cargo plane was named “Horsham Township”. “Miss Horsham Township” was chosen at a beauty pageant sponsored by the “Fly Navy” Jaycees.

The younger members of the township participated in events devised by each of the schools, such as Old-Fashioned Dress-Up Day, and an art show, featuring paintings of famous landmarks in the community. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts held programs which traced the history of scouting in Horsham. A Youth Day and Ox Roast was held at the Hatboro-Horsham High School. There was something to interest everyone. Pet lovers had a pet show, and the firemen had a parade.

The past was remembered on Religious Heritage Day, and Governor Keith’s house at Graeme Park was opened to the public. To commemorate the 250th Jubilee, an emblem was designed, consisting of a golden horseshoe which encloses a Bible, a plow, and a small sketch of Keith Mansion.

The celebration was climaxed by a family picnic and the dedication of a new municipal park. In order to continue the spirit of the Jubilee, a special day is now set aside each year to commemorate the heritage and history of Horsham Township. (ed note: now known as Horsham Day this is usually the 1st Saturday in June each year)




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