Get To Know Boyertown Area Historical Society
Whether it’s significant objects, archivable materials, or oral histories, since 1972 the Boyertown Area Historical Society has been conserving local history to inspire our future generations.
Enjoy a serene atmosphere while learning from our exhibits on the iron mining Industry that created Boyertown, the casket company that was one of the largest in the world, our very own four star general, and the Opera House Fire that remains one of the most tragic fires in American History. You’ll be surprised what you can learn about the rich history of Boyertown.
George Unger had this building constructed as his home in 1903. After raising his family at this house, he decided to sell it after his wife Lagora passed away. In the early 1920’s, the newly formed parish of St. Columbkill’s bought the dwelling from George Unger to use as a church and rectory.
In 1951, a completely new facade was added to the building because of the growing parish. By 1969, the parish was moved to its present location on Indian Springs Road.
In 1974, the Boyertown Area Historical Society purchased the building. The first regular membership meeting was held on July 11, 1974, beginning a new era in this stately turn of the century building, and as they say, “The rest is history”
The members of the Board of Directors are as follows:
- Rachel Kehler, President
- Barbara Fletcher, Vice President
- Lisa Frantz, Secretary
- Luann Zambanini, Treasurer
- Richard Frecon, Jr.
- Margaret Harner
- Mary Markley
- Linda Steffy
- Brian Quigley
- Eugene Kehler
- Rob Theisen
- Nathan Babb
- Ed Miller
Location & Hours
The Historical Society serves the area associated with the Boyertown School District. It an be found at:
Museum open Saturday 12 to 3 pm
Library by appointment
The Society is closed holidays.
Contact the Office Manager for research assistance, group tours, or educational programs at 610-367-5255 or
by filling out the form below.
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