Copyright, 2015. Boyertown Area Historical Society

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
who attend the monthly meetings.

December 2, 2015
Annual Holiday Social
Bring your favorite desert or snack item
and spend an evening with friends
and neighbors.  Take the time to
peruse the new displays and
arrangement of the museum.

Life in Boyertown on
This Date:
These vignettes of life in Boyertown were researched by Margaret Harner

Nov. 25, 1902
Rev. J. E. Freeman, pastor of Good Shepherd Reformed Church, was the victim of an
assault at the hands of young Samuel Coleman. Freeman told the Democrat that he
intended to pay his respects to Thomas Coleman, his tailor, who was ill, and he entered
the family home at 6 PM, as the family was at the supper table. Intended as a cheerful
greeting, he remarked that “I suppose I’m not too late for supper.” Samuel immediately
jumped up and said, “You get out.” Freeman replied that he was not there to talk to
him, but to his father. Upon that, Samuel rushed at the minister, took hold of his coat
collar with both hands, and shoved him out of the house, onto the front porch. Freeman
tried to retreat down the steps when Coleman pushed him and he went tumbling to the
bottom. Freeman reported that his knee and shoulder were badly bruised and he was
confined to bed to recover from the rough handling. He has pressed
charges against Coleman.

Boyertown Area
Historical Society

What is the difference between a ghost, a spirit, and a
Learn about a lonely small boy trapped in an attic or the man
who came to the Boyertown Halloween Parade the night after
he died!
Help search for restless spirits!
Discover another side to Boyertown.
Take part in a Ghost Walk, a Haunted Train Ride,
or a Paranormal Investigation....
POPODICKON MANOR, the mansion of the ironmasters
of Colebrokdate Furnace will be the site of a
Paranormal Investigation conducted by the
Greater Lehigh Valley Paranormal Team
on December 12, 2015.
Go to the
events page for details on the Paranormal
Investigation, as well as the Ghost Walks and a DVD on the
Rhoads Opera House Fire and Charles Adams III's book,
Haunted Boyertown, about the strange and mysterious
happenings in the area.
Times and dates of Ghost Walks will be announced in 2016.
Der Belsnickel Craft Show
Nationally Recognized for Excellence
For more information, use the
Craft Show link
New Location: Boyertown Junior High
and Elementary School
380 S. Madison St., Boyertown, PA  19512
The show is sold out, and a wait list is being established.
the Ghosts will return!
13th Annual Holiday House Tour
December 4, 2015, from 3:00-9:00 PM
Six lovely homes never toured before, a live nativity,
and an assortment of new and unique Boyertown
Businesses are part of the festive event.
Tour begins at the Boyertown Area Historical Society
43 South Chestnut Street, Boyertown  19512
Buses and Trolleys are available for transportation
as several homes are only accessible using
this mode of transportation.
The Colebrookdale Secret Valley Railroad invites all ticket
holders to tour thier original railroad cars from 3-5 PM prior
to the Holiday Open House tour on December 4, 2015.
Tickets are $12.00 before the event and $15 the day of.
Ticket are available at the Boyertown Historical Society
on Tuesdays, 5-8 PM and Wednesdays, 10 AM-3 PM.
Also in Boyertown:
Frecon Farms-501 S. Reading Avenue
Dancing Tree Creations-220 S. Reading Avenue
Patsy's Potpourri and Gifts-30 E. Philadelphia Avenue
Taylor Backes-2nd & Washington Street
For more information: 610.367.6773 or
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