Welcome


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

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COME ONE, COME ALL!!!

Join the West Rockhill Historical Society’s Annual Heritage House Festival at James Memorial Park on Sunday, June 5th from 12-5 PM.  This day will be fun as well as educational for the entire family!  The Festival will feature numerous local artisans, book signings by local authors, custom wood workers, glass makers, crafters and an assortment of other creative vendors. Come see a Civil War encampment, metal detecting, Civil War medicine, and many others demonstrations. Purchase items at our ESTATE SALE!!!!! There will be AWESOME food trucks with mouth-watering foods. The Heritage House may also be open for limited tours. All funds from the Festival go to support the renovations/remodel of Heritage House which will become the Headquarters, Museum and Research Center for the Historical Society.





The Historical Society has two published works, 

read more about them click
 Published Works in the left-hand column
 
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.

     


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. 







West Rockhill Historical Society

 


                    The West Rockhill Historical Society is embarking on its most                           ambitious endeavor...the renovation and restoration of the                               farmhouse now known as Heritage 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 farmhouse and                      how you can help click on Heritage House on the menu bar on                        the left of the screen.
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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.