Volunteers Wanted!
There are a wide variety of areas
needing volunteers from creating
displays to assisting researchers....
Please consider volunteering at the
Historical Society.  
Copyright 2014: Boyertown Area Historical Society
Cyrus Reifsneider  on the old
Colebrookdale railroad c. 1920's
Haunted Boyertown Train
Ride is Sold Out
!
Charles Adams will be available to sign
his book, Haunted Boyertown,
from 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM on
November 22, 2015 at
the Historical Society building prior
to the Haunted Train Ride
!

2014 Programs resume in October
From a church tour and organ
recital to model railroading and
Christmas ornaments
....come and
enjoy the many excellent
programs scheduled for the
remainder of 2014
Go to the
program page for
additional information.
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Boyertown, PA  19512
610.367.5255
General email:
Boyertownhistory@windstream.net
Museum and Library:
Boyertownhistory.library@windstream.net
Office Manager:
Boyertownhistory.office@windstream.net
Web Site:
Boyertownhistory.org
Hours:
Wednesday
9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00-9:00 PM
Please contact the
Museum and Library Director
or Office Manager
for Information on Group Tours
and Educational Programs.
Closed Holidays

Public Programs:
7:00 PM
First Wednesday of the Month,
October to June
Society Building
(no meeting in January)
2014 programs.

Help us save History!

Make a Donation to the
Boyertown Historical Society


What is the differenc
between a ghost,
a spirit, and a spook?
Find out at these events:
Discover another side to Boyertown.
Take part in a Haunted Train Ride
or.... read about
Haunted Boyertown.
Ghost walks resume on May 22, 2015
Go to the events page for details
on these exciting offerings including
Charles Adam III book on the strange
and mysterious happenings in Boyertown.
PRESERVING THE
PAST FOR THE FUTURE
Boyertown
Area Historical Society
This day in the Boyertown Area:
November
19, 1887  
Jacob Fritz, a respected farmer near Greshville, was examining his shot gun in
his house this morning when the weapon accidently discharged.  Its contents
passed through a board wall into the kitchen, where his wife was doing
housework, and several shots entered her head through her face.  One ball
passed clear through her nose, another entered her ear, and a third struck her
temple.  Both Fritz and she are badly shaken by the incident, and there is a
hole two inches in diameter in the wall.
November 20, 1915
Boyertown native, 29 year old Frederick Sands Brunner, is a Norman
Rockwell style illustrator considered to be one of America's cleverest pencil
and brush artists.  Professionally known as F. Sands Brunner, his painting,
"His First Christmas Dinner" is on the December, 1915 cover of the
Ladies
Home Journal
, one of the most widely circulated magazines in the country.  
He is the brother of the popular art teacher in the Boyertown Schools, Eva
Brunner, and a nephew of the esteemed Dr. Frank Brunner who was killed in
the Opera House fire in 1908.
Der Belsnickel Craft Show
Nationally Recognized for Excellence
Boyertown High School
120 West Monroe Street
Show Dates and Times:
Friday   November 28, 2014  11 AM- 6 PM
Saturday   November 29, 2015  10 AM- 4 PM
Admission:  $5.00 Adults
Free for children twelve and under
For more information,
use the
Craft Show link
stoneware
Father
Christmas
Wood
Carving