First Wednesday of the Month,
October to June
(no meeting in January or from July to September)
A $5.00 donation is being asked of all non-members
|Boyertown Area Historical Society
43 S. Chestnut Street, Boyertown, PA 19512
610.367.5255 General email:Boyertownhistory@windstream.net
Museum and Library: Boyertownhistory.email@example.com Office Manager: Boyertownhistory.firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: Boyertownhistory.org Follow the Society on Facebook
Hours: Wednesday 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM and Tuesday 5:00-9:00 PM Closed Holidays
Please contact the Museum and Library Director or Office Manager
for Information on Group Tours and Educational Programs.
Use this link to access the Historical Society By-Laws
|PRESERVING THE PAST
FOR THE FUTURE:
Help us save History!
|2017 Memberships are due!
Please use this Link for information
and an application.
Use the above link for further information.
|Events and Activities:
April 5, 2017
A presentation on the mines and minerals of Berks County
and the Boyertown Area by Ronald Sloto. This was an excellent
program that was well attended.
May 3, 2017- Bob and Susie Lee, the Wringer Center for Higher
Learning, provided a guided tour of the history of Wash Day.
Traditionally washing was done on a Monday and was a time consuming
difficult process. Bob and Susie used their collection of wash day
implements that the changes from the 17th to the early 20th centuries.
It was an excellent program.
June 7, 2017 – Marcia Houston presented
“Just Passing Through”, a program featuring the memories and
observations by people traveling through Berks County
during the early 1800s. She used letters and diaries,
often reading from them, to emphasize descriptions of Berks County
as it was two hundred years in the past.
An informative and engaging program.
No programs until October 2017
October 4, 2017 – “The Pearl of Richmond School”, a talk by Dori Hoch
about being educated in a one room schoolhouse. The presentation
is based on her book by the same title
November 1, 2017 – Paul Druzba presenting a talk on the history of
Carsonia Park, books will be available for purchase.
December 6, 2017 - a Christmas show and tell,
people are invited to bring in a favorite gift for display
( to be set up a few days ahead) and
attendees will be asked to match the gifts to their owners.
Each person will be asked to make a few brief comments about their gift.
|New Displays and Exhibits
are being created
some spooky and scary like the
Haunted Mine Tunnel and Demonic Dentist...
Others capture the spirit of the holiday season
with antique and vintage Christmas ornaments
and trees of all types....
Exhibits also present the many facets and
significance of Boyertown history.
|The site of the 2017 Belsnickel Craft Show will be at the
Boyertown Senior High School.
Confirmation forms and post cards have been sent to
those who mailed in their registration forms and space
fees. If you did not receive your confirmation,
please contact the Historical Society at
Use the Craftshow Link for additional information
about the Belsnickel.
Only 1 8x8, 1 10x8, and 1 10x8 corner spaces remain
Remember, the width of the space is listed first ,
and the depth is second.
|Fourth Friday Art Walk
Starting April 28, 2017,
the Boyertown Merchants' Group
a monthly Art Walk which
will show case the talents of many
There are several venues in Boyertown,
including the Boyertown Historical Society.
Mona Gincley will be at the Society on Friday,
September 22, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
demonstrating her crafts of
creating sea glass pictures
and painting slates