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Membership

HPHA Membership

photo of stone archway and wall
Stone arch outside barn at Penrose-Strawbridge farm
photo of stone archway and wall
Stone arch outside barn at Penrose-Strawbridge farm






The mission of the Horsham Preservation and Historical Association (HPHA) is to identify, study, preserve and protect the historical heritage, buildings, land and artifacts of the Horsham area in a manner that is accessible to the public. HPHA has been in existence since 1997 and incorporated since 1998.

We are a community benefit group with most members living in Horsham, PA.


Horsham is in the middle of an area rich in history dating back to colonial times. The Revolutionary Army camped at a number of nearby locations including 3 encampments right here on the grounds of Graeme Park (artifacts were found here in our Diggin in PA event, and major battles were fought in the area. Horsham, itself, evolved from a land grant made by William Penn to a small number of people, most notable Samuel Carpenter. We have the only existing home of a colonial governor at Graeme Park. The Keith House is a National Historic Landmark and several other local locations are on the National Register of Historic Places. In more modern times we were the home to Pitcairn Aviation and later the Willow Grove Naval Air Station.






One of our primary projects has been researching and maintaining the c1721 Penrose-Strawbridge House under a lease with the owner, Horsham Township. This home probably has the oldest, extant fabric from Sir William Keith's original Fountain Low Plantation and may have been involved in his attempt to build a brewery/distillery at this site. HPHA has been restoring this structure and others on the site since 2003.

photo of 1721 Room Outside Wall
Margaret Choate uncovered the earlier exterior wall of the c1721 section of the Penrose-Strawbridge House
photo of 1721 Room Outside Wall
Margaret Choate uncovered the earlier exterior wall of the c1721 section of the Penrose-Strawbridge House
photo of 1845 Paul Indenture
1845 Paul Indenture
photo of 1845 Paul Indenture
1845 Paul Indenture





Other programs include a developing a library of Horsham area documents, deeds, maps, books and correspondence. Preservationist Susan Duhl and archivist Jefferson Moak have been working with us on this project which is nearing completion in summer 2017.






Join us to enjoy and help preservce the hiistory Horsham. The benefits of membership are many and varied. HPHA has activities with picnics, nature lectures, plus a library, organic garden, our own honeybees and 103 acres of open park land. We have volunteers knowledgeable in archeology, genealogy, restoration techniques, gardening and local history. All available to our members for free!

Our History of Horsham book is also free to new members.

photo of front cover of book History of Horsham Township from Arcadia's Images of America series shows Amelia Earhart in her autogyro at Pitcairn Field in Horsham,
History of Horsham Township
photo of front cover of book History of Horsham Township from Arcadia's Images of America series shows Amelia Earhart in her autogyro at Pitcairn Field in Horsham,
History of Horsham Township

Membership Levels:

Student/Senior: $25

  • individual: $35
  • Family: $50
  • Friend $100
  • Patron: $250
  • Sponsor:$500

    Join HPHA Online or download a membership form.






  • Support the Future of Horsham's History!

    Horsham Preservation and Historical Association (HPHA)
    900 Governor Road
    Horsham, PA 19044 USA
    © 2000- Horsham Preservation and Historical Association
    A Community Benefit Organization

    Horsham Preservation and Historical Association (HPHA)
    900 Governor Road
    Horsham, PA 19044 USA
    © 2000- Horsham Preservation and Historical Association
    We are A Community Benefit Organization
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    215-343-0659 | Email