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 Ghost Walks, a Haunted Train Ride
or.... read about
Haunted Boyertown.
Go to the events page for details
on these exciting offerings including
Charles Adam III book on the strange
and mysterious happenings in Boyertown.

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!
Go to events for more information.
On November  22, 2014, at 6:00 PM, ride
the Ghost Train along the route of the
Colebrookdale Railroad,
between Boyertown and Pottstown.  
Charles Adams, III will personally
entertain passengers with stories of ghosts
and the unexplainable.....
Reserve early on the
events page and at

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.
Copyright, 2014. Boyertown Area Historical Society

Boyertown, PA  19512
General email:
Museum and Library:
Office Manager:
Web Site:
9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
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

Der Belsnickel Craft Show
The Belsnickel is sold out, and
a wait list is being established.
For more information, use the
Craft Show link.

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Make a Donation to the
Boyertown Historical Society
Area Historical Society
This day in the Boyertown Area:  October 22, 1922
Milton Schealer, President of the National Bank of Boyertown, dies at the age of 56.  
He was the son of John Schealer, Master Builder in Boyertown.  Milton taught
school for twelve years before beginning his career at the bank as a night watchman
in 1897.  He rapidly advanced from that position and was promoted to cashier in 1905
and later Vice President.  He had just been elected President on January 11 of this
year.  Milton's son is Dr. Roy Schealer, a 1908 graduate of the Philadelphia Dental
College, the youngest dentist in Pennsylvania in that year, opening his practice at
the age of 20.  Roy is also a renowned amateur magician famous for his "slight of
hand" tricks.  He was invited to join the Society of American magician, a prestigious
organization, by his friend, the internationally know magician, Harry Houdini.

                                                  October 23, 1887
On this Sunday afternoon, a demented man who probably escaped from some
asylum, created quite a sensation by his antics on Reading Avenue by picking up
sticks, stones, paper, and other rubbish, racing with passing teams, trying to perch
on a telegraph pole, and disturbing the quiet of the town.  Constable Kline has
escorted him to Fort Lehman (the town lock-up named for its first occupant) where
he spent the night "singing and wild talking".  He will be taken to the county
almshouse tomorrow morning.  He is described as about 25 years old and "filthy"