43 S. Chestnut Street
Boyertown, PA  19512
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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
use this link to access the Historical Society By-Laws

7:00 PM
First Wednesday of the Month,
October to June
Society Building
(no meeting in January)
A $5.00 donation is being asked of all non-members

No Program Meetings Until October 5, 2016

December 7, 2016
Open House for Members and their children only!
View a collection of vintage and
antique Christmas ornaments at the home
of a Society member.  
Refreshments will be provided.

Life in Boyertown on
this date:
These vignettes of life in Boyertown were researched by Margaret Harner
Information on the Boyertown Opera House Fire is contained in
two articles on the daily news page from January 1908.
Use the
Daily News link to access this page.

June 24, 1922
There was a farewell service at St. John’s Lutheran Church for Rev. Clarence H. Swavely, who is
leaving with his wife and four children for mission work in India, taking the blessings and support
of the congregation with him. He remained there 37 years in a very successful and interesting
mission. He became the Principal of Amthra Christina College in southern India, with a student
body of about 2000 that was a mixture of Hindus, Muslims and Christians. He commented that the
Hindus and Christians sat side by side in the classrooms and the Christian teachers mingled freely
with the Brahmin [the highest caste in Hindu society] teachers. That was remarkable because
anyone in India not a Hindu was considered to be an “outcast,” or “Untouchable,” and he felt that
his school made great progress in integrating Indian society

Copyright, 2016. Boyertown Area Historical Society
Boyertown Area
Special Exhibit
Boyertown's Centennial
Museum Hours:  
6:00 PM-8:00 PM Tuesday
10:00 AM-3:00 PM Wednesday

Help us save History!
2016 Memberships
are due!  
Please use this
Link for
information and
an application.
Next Meeting
Wonder What was in
Centennial Time
View items found in
the Time Capsule.  
at the Boyertown Area
Historical Society
Der Belsnickel Craft Show
Use the craft show  link for information
on the Belsnickel Craft Show.
Registration forms for the 2016 show have
been emailed or sent USPS to those
craft people who are juried and approved
to participate in the Belsnickel.
Confirmations and post cards will be mailed by USPS  the
second week of July 2016
Quilt Show and Sale
Celebrating Boyertown's Sesquicentennial
September 16 to 18, 2016
Opening Event: A Review of the
Antique Quilts on Display by a
Quilt Historian
Show Hours listed on the Events and the Quilt Page
Use this
Link for the Quilt Page and
information on displaying a quilt.
The Show is an event not to be missed!