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2023 Speakers

The two programs below can be located under video archives on the left ((just click on Video Archives) and will remain on the site for all to view and can also be found on YouTube

The October 2020 program: "Where the Church Spires Rise to Meet the Blue of the Sky' By: Trent Yerk

The January 2021 program: Heritage House and Barn Tour

Watch for our upcoming video:  Hidden in Belgium during the Holocaust and Barns of West Rockhill


 We are back meeting in person. Please watch for changes to venue.


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February 1

“Abraham Lincoln’s visit to Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address”. By: Mike Jesberger 

Ridge Valley School House located on the corner of Ridge Valley Road and Allentown Road

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March 13 

Mr. Bomboy will discuss his book on the history of Bucks County ‘s covered bridges.

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April 10

Richland Library Guided Tour

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May 8 

The Philadelphia Motor Speedway – Warminster: An Unrealized Dream”. Early in

the 20th century, automobile enthusiasts planned to bring “big time” auto racing to Warminster. 

The vision was to create a speedway that would rival the famous Indianapolis Speedway. 

An elaborate plan was developed, funding was secured, and actual construction started. 

However, it was never completed. Imagine what Eastern Montgomery County would have evolved to be if 

a successful speedway would have become an economic centerpiece. The tale of the rise and fall of this

dream will be shared.  By: Jim Rubillo

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June 12

Amiable Scoundrel: Simon Cameron, Lincoln’s Scandalous Secretary of War”.

Learn about the strong regional connection as Cameron was a life-long

Pennsylvanian who lived for a time in Doylestown.   BY: Paul Kahan 

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 July 10,

 WRHS Picnic, James Park James Park

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August 14

“Wonders of Bucks” This program features a tour of 22 rare and beautiful features of the county. 

By: Carl LaVo 

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September 11 

“Music of the Circus” A survey of the development of circus music, including

instruments, bands, calliopes, and band organs. The presentation will look at the

role of the circus in disseminating music throughout the nation in the era before

recordings and radio. By: John Shepherd 

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October 9 

“Victorian Medicine and Medical Practices”. This program features medical history and practices 

of the Civil War and Victorian eras. It includes a display of authentic instruments and medicines. 

 By: Herb Kaufman 

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November 13 

“A Civil War Christmas” ByMike Jesberger

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December 11

Holiday Party

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