The Penrose Strawbridge Farm is a great place for your group to come and help out the community. We always have work to do that we can use help with - or let us know if you have a project in mind.
April 18, 2018 - Wyncote Academy - 12 Students
April 21, 2018 - Comcast - 100+ 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
The Penrose Strawbridge House is a major historical restoration and maintenance project. A lot of the work to restore the property and maintain it on a day to day basis has been with the help of volunteers.
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 keep reading and contact us if you'd like to participate. Your time can count for Scouting, School or Work community service requirements, or to meet your obligations with JAD or AARD programs.
Volunteers are always needed at HPHA and your service will not only help us preserve local history but may also count in other ways.
This type of service may meet the community service requirements for:
- High School Senior Project
- National Honor Society
- Eagle Scout
- Corporate sponsored service initiatives
- Adults and Youths required to perform Community Service per Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD), Youth Services, or other programs
- Retired folks who would like to get involved with an interesting project and give back to their community
We are always looking for and welcoming new members and volunteers. Join us if you have an interest in:
- Local History
- Historic Restoration
- 19th Century Farms
- Organic Gardening