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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 Press Release, Published Works Available December 1, 2022

Third publication for the West Rockhill Historical Society

First Publication of: Frederick W. Diseroad, “Studies in Ink 1995-2021”

 Fred Diseroad is a founding partner of one of the largest and most successful regional architectural firms in southeastern Pennsylvania. Not only is he a distinguished architect, he is also a Charter Member and past Secretary of the West Rockhill Historical Society. Fred began to experiment in ink drawings when he produced his daughter’s wedding invitations and thereafter, his hobby became a passion, and he began sketching regularly. Fred helped to fund the Society with his artistic talent by sketching residential and historical properties in and around West Rockhill Township. He personally matted and framed each sketch, then donated the proceeds to the Society. To this day, Fred’s sketches still support the Historical Societies educational programs and other endeavors. Fred has now added author to his repartee.  In collaboration with Fred, the Society published this limited-edition coffee table book that would make a wonderful gift for family and friends.

 Fredrick W. Diseroad, “Studies in Ink 1995-2021” is a 114-page sketch book of artistic wonder…complete with 204 sketches and historical information. If you love architecture, art or history, you will be totally absorbed in this edition from the moment you open the first page. There are so many gorgeous and wonderful places in these pages, you will be spellbound by their beauty. From local images of West Rockhill Township to page after page of picturesque illustrations from Bucks County Pa., and finally to destinations around the world.

 Frederick W. Diseroad, “Studies in Ink 1995-2021” will be available December 1, 2022. The retail cost of “Studies in Ink” is $50.00, not including shipping and handling. Selected local retail outlets will carry this edition with details TBA

 Fred will be signing “Studies in Ink” on December 11 from 11 AM - 2 PM at the Heritage House, 1027 Ridge Road Sellersville Pa. All proceeds will go to the West Rockhill Historical Society.

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The WRHS would like to thank everyone who participated and volunteered in our annual recycling and shredder events in October 2022

WE WILL BE HOLDING OUR 8TH ANNUAL RECYCLING DAY ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 14, 2023, 9AM-1PM.

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.  The following will be accepted: 

 TV's, Computer Towers, Tablet, Printers, Keyboards, Laptops,

Game Consoles, Stereo, Radios, Cell Phones, Phones, Calculators and

Small Appliances

 Additional Disposal Fees

Computer Monitors ($5)

Microwave Ovens ($10)

Flat Screen TVs ($20)

Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers and

Air Purifiers ($20)

Older CRT Monitors & TVs ($35-$75)

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14Th Annual Shredder Event DATE TBD, 2023. 11AM-1PM


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
 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  Septemberfest at James Park across from the West Rockhill Township Building on September 25th.  See you there!! 
 



     

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. 

     


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. 
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West Rockhill Historical Society would like to thank everyone who participated in our first annual Heritage House Festivals. We could not have done it without all our vendors and volunteers who helped make the event a success. See you again next Year and help us celebrate our 20-year anniversary on June 4, 2023

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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.