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Up Coming Activities
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Historical Society Summer Picnic at James Memorial Park 6:00 July 09. please bring a covered dish, Hamburgers and hot dogs and drinks provided. All Welcome

* Historical Society Christmas Party   December 10,  7:00 pm Please bring a covered dish


John Gallery Community Action Award
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n June 6th Brenda Phelan, President of West Rockhill Historical Society along with Petrona Charles Vice - President ( pictured Above) and David Kimmerly from Mid- Atlantic Historic Preservation traveled to Philadelphia to the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia awards ceremony to receive the John Gallery Community Action Award for the historical societies work on getting the first property in West Rockhill on The National Register of Historic Places. The society worked over several years to accomplish this task. Jill Cardell started and worked for over a year on the application unfortunately we lost Jill to cancer. Jill's absence  was a great loss to the society and we did not pick up the project for a number of years until long time member and Corresponding Secretary Eleanora Gruber stated " This is an important historical project and we should complete it in Jill"s honor" And as a Society we rose to the occasion, we put together a committee and worked diligently on this project, we realized we needed to have help on the last leg of this journey so we turned to Mid-Atlantic Historic Preservation and on April 10, 2017 Highland Park was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.


  



The Historical Society celebrated it's 15th Anniversary
 At the meeting on Monday April 09, 2018 at 7:00. the historical society celebrated it's 15th anniversary..
This is the original invitation inviting the public to an informal meeting
to discuss forming committees to document local points of historic interest
and some folklore. The drawing above was done by Fred Diseroad
Fred is a life member and served as secretary for more than a decade.
The drawing is of the James Farm located across from the West Rockhill
Township Building. Come join us March 12, at 7:00 pm at the township building to celebrate

Past /Future Activities

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"
                                                                                                               We will be at the Gallery of the Arts in Sellersville on September 21th 2018 12- 5


  We will also be at Septemberfest at James Park across from the West Rockhill Township Building on September 28th   2018 12-5 see you there!! 


Historical Society Christmas Party   December 11,  7:00 pm

July 10, 2017 Historical Society  Picnic




July15 Highland Park Open House 1-5


Highland Park Camp Meeting is the first property in West Rockhill  to be places 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.
To celebrate this achievement Highland Park hosted an open house on Saturday July 15th from 1-5 to welcoming the public and to learn about the history of the park.
The day started with a dedication of the National Register Plaque and a speech by Ed Cardell who's late wife was a charter member of the Historical Society and had started the National Register nomination process several years ago.
West Rockhill Supervisor Don Duval was also on hand to speak. The public than had an opportunity to step back in time and enter the main part of the park that has changed little in over a hundred years. Six cabins were open to the public. Each cabin had a charm uniquely its own and the owners were friendly and informative. Highland Park also has it's own small museum that is pact with many artifacts from the past. Outside the museum the West Rockhill Historical Society had a tent with two of their publications  and note cards by Fred Diesroad for sale. Next to the Museum was the ice cream stand that seemed to be the favorite stop for visitors with it's many flavors of ice cream that was very refreshing on this warm July day. Music by  A Far Green County and Harry Ostranger played in the tabernacle and throughout the park. Some of the parks other highlights that the public could visit were the picnic pavilion, dormitories, chapel in the woods, and original park entrance To close the day David Kimmerly of Mid- Atlantic Historic Preservation Service LLC gave a historic presentation of Highland Park Camp Meeting in the dinning hall with snacks, drinks and cake. The day was a great success with  attendance at 165 plus visitors to the park./ A fun day was had by all.  



Christmas Party 2017



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