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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.
The Mission of the Historical Society is to preserve and protect the heritage and history of West Rockhill township through documentation, acquisition of artifacts and collection of oral history, thus becoming a source of local historic information for the public, that can be disseminated through the media, meetings and personal study. West Rockhill Historical Society is a 501(c) (3) Non Profit organization
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WEST ROCKHILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY WILL BE HOLDING OUR 5TH ANNUAL RECYCLING DAY ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 17, 2020 9-1. At the West Rockhill Township Building 1028 Ridge Road, Sellersville
 $10 donation per car proceeds go to the historical society. READ MORE ABOUT THE HOW AND WHY OF THIS RECYCLING EVENT. GO TO THE LEFT OF THE SCREEN AND CLICK COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENTS.  
 Additional Disposal fees
Microwave Ovens ($5)
Flat Screen TVs ($10)
Air conditioners, Dehumidifiers and Air Purifiers ($15)
Older CRT Monitors & TVs ($25-$75)

11Th Annual Shredder Event : Rescheduled Saturday October 24, 2020 11am-1pm

posted Aug 31, 2011, 1:19 PM by Greg Lippincott   [ updated an hour ago by Brenda Phelan ]
We know everyone has been cleaning out their, closets, attics, basements,
 sheds, and garages. Don't forget to save you shredding material and 
recycling, we will be at the township in October.
 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. This event is open to the public,
 residency is not a requirement. 
 Location: West Rockhill Township Building 1028 Ridge Road, 
Sellersville.$5 donation per file box. Proceeds go to the 
Historical Society. Businesses Welcome
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The Historical Society has two published works. Read more about them. 
Click on published works on the left hand side of the screen.

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 23th 2017 and Septemberfest at James Park across from the West Rockhill Township Building on September 30th.  See you there!! 
 

Adopt- A - Highway
The Adopt A Highway program operates in 49 states Puerto Rico, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Japan all have similar programs although some go by different names. The program is set up in two mile increments with a sign posted along the route stating the name of the group adopting and cleaning up that stretch of roadway twice a year. The Historical Society adopted a part of Allentown Road in 2017 from Ridge Valley to Esten Road. We will be out there twice a year in April and October to help keep West Rockhill Beautiful.

     

Veterans Memorial in James Memorial Park
The Veterans Memorial Committee is seeking donations to help
honor and recognize 66 more veterans by placing their names on the memorial.
To see how you can help click on Veterans Memorial on the column on the left.

West Rockhill Historical Society

 

The West Rockhill Historical Society is embarking on it's most ambitious endeavor...the renovation and restoration of the farm house located in James Memorial Park. The object is to have this building serve as the Society's headquarters, as a museum and as a research center. To watch our progress and learn more about the farm house and how you can help click on Farm House at James Memorial Park on the menu bar on the left of the screen.
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October program
 Where the Church Spires Rise to Meet the Blue of the Sky' By: Trent Yerk

Trent is a member of the Ridge Valley UCC Church.
Ridge Valley has played a part in his family since the 1830's.
HIs great grandparents on the Godshall side owned the Ridge Valley store on the corner of Ridge Valley and Finland Road.
His grandmother and her siblings attended the one room Ridge Valley School.
Trent has done extensive research on Ridge Valley, and has not only a great deal of knowledge but a great collection of photographs.
Trent and other members of the church have put together this video.
It is a wonderful program. I hope you all take the time to view the video.
All you have to do is tap the link below and the video will appear. The video runs about 22 minutes.

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Highland Park Camp Meeting is the first property in West Rockhill  to be placed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Highland Park was 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.
The sign above needs no explanation, but if you want to read more about Highland Park, It's history and the Historical Societies mission to place the park on the Registry for Historic Places, just click on Highland Park on the list at the upper left on this page.

 The award above was given to West Rockhill Historical Society in recognition by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia and is the recipient of the John Gallery Award for Community Action for our efforts to place Highland Park on the National Register of Historic Places. Read more about the award and Highland Park click on activities or Highland Park on the menu bar to the left.