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The Historical Society meets the second Monday of every month at 7:00 pm
at the West Rockhill Township Building located at 1028 Ridge Road Sellersville, Pa. 18960.

Recent Announcements

  • ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DAY WEST ROCKHILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY WILL NOT BE HOLDING A RECYCLING DAY IN 2016. WE WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED AND SUPPORTED US IN 2015.
    Posted Aug 19, 2016, 5:28 AM by Brenda Phelan
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    Posted Feb 27, 2012, 12:15 PM by Brenda Phelan
  • 7th Annual Shredder Event : MAY 21, 2016 11:00 - 1:00 This is the Historical Societies 7th annual shredder event to be held at the West Rockhill Township building. Safely get rid of all those papers you're afraid to put in the trash. Watch as your old bank statements, financial statements, cancelled checks and catalogs are shredded. No need to remove staples, paper clips or binder clips. All shredded material is 100% recycled. NO cardboard, three ring binders,hard bound books, phone books or thick catalogs. $5 donation per file box. The Historical Society would like to thank all it's volunteers and participants in this years shredder event. Watch for the date for next years annual shredder event.
    Posted Aug 29, 2016, 4:35 PM by Brenda Phelan
  • Up Coming Events Do you want to learn more about West Rockhill? Buy Images of America: "East and West Rockhill Townships"  or our newly published cookbook " A Taste Of Rockhill History".   The Historical Society will be at the annual Gallery of the Arts in Sellersville on September 18th 2016 and Septemberfest at James Park across from the West Rockhill Township Building on September 25th.  See you there!!   
    Posted Aug 19, 2016, 5:07 AM by Brenda Phelan
  • 2016 Speakers Announced West Rochhill Historical Society has announced the 2016 speaker schedule. 2016 Speaker Schedule.  SEPTEMBER 12 - West Rockhill photo archives and more By: Brenda Phelan OCTOBER 10 - History of Willow Grove Park By: Richard Karschner NOVEMBER 14 - Strassburg House By: Ivan Jurin                                                      
    Posted Aug 19, 2016, 5:32 AM by Brenda Phelan
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Grand View Hospital celebrating more than 100 years of service to the community.
This picture shows the 1915 dedication of the newly formed hospital.
The hospital would have many more celebrations over the years. One yearly celebration became know as the Lawn Fete.
The Dedications and Lawn Fete's were for the purpose of necessary fund raising.
Check out our cookbook for a recipe used at the Lawn Fete's.

    
The Historical Society has two published works.Rread more about them. Click on published works on the left hand side of the screen.

West Rockhill Historical Society

 

On October 4, 2016 in Harrisburg the Highland Park Camp Meeting will be reviewed by the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Board.
The Board will decide whether or not to forward the nomination to the National Park Service for listing on the National Register.
Highland Park is eligible for the National Register for its important local example of the camp meeting movement and is a good example of the typical design and building types associated with camp meetings in the late 19th century.
It also has remarkably retained many of the characteristics of its early construction.
To be listed on the National Register is an honor and a tribute to those who have lovingly maintained Highland Park for nearly 125 years.
In the first week of September cottage owners will receive a letter from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission notifying them of the upcoming meeting.
The letter will also explain that the National Register does not impose any restrictions on the use or alterations of buildings.

Highland Park's Chapel in the Woods
Read more about Highland Park and the Historical Societies mission to place the park on the Registry for Historic Places.