Horsham Preservation and Historical Association welcomes volunteers, volunteer groups, and those required to perform community service for various reasons. We are the grateful beneficiaries of around 3,800 volunteer hours each year.
To all those who have helped - Thank You. To all those who may be interested, please contact us~ .
Individuals looking to meet community service requirements for Scouting, School, other organizations can also work on projects here at the farm. And if you're retired and would like to give something back to the community, come work with us!
We also are happy to welcome community, school or corporate groups to help out at the farm. Recent groups include Comcast and Wyncote Academy.
Folks with community service or volunteer requirements or School, National Honor Society, Scouts or other groups - or who would just like to get involved with the farm or local history - are always welcome. We always have work to do but if you have a specific interest such as gardening, restoration, bees, genealogy, research, organizing events, etc - we would love to have you.
The Horsham Preservation and Historical Association is a 501(c)3 Community Benefit Organization dedicated to identifying, studying, preserving and protecting the historical heritage, buildings and artifacts of our area. We have a number of active projects (see the projects tab on the menu) but most of our volunteers help us with the restoration and maintenance of the Penrose-Strawbridge Farm. This is also where our office is located.
The Penrose Strawbridge House
The Penrose Strawbridge House is a c1721 farm house that is both a major historical restoration and maintenance project. It is recognized as a contributing asset to the National Historic Landmark Sir William Keith House which is located about 200 yards away. A lot of the work to restore this property and maintain it on a day to day basis has been with the help of volunteers.
Pete Choate, Executive Director of HPHA, has been selected by the Montgomery County Youth Aid Panel members and the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office to receive recognition for outstanding service to the Montgomery County Youth Aid Panel program in February, 2015
Pete runs our volunteer and community service programs including our participation in the ARD and Youth Panel programs