137 Jenkins Ave.
Lansdale PA 19446
Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - Noon
BACK IN TIME
Starting in November 2009, we introduced this new feature, Back in Time, as a retrospective of events and people that helped shape the North Penn Valley’s rich history.
Additional installments of Back in Time will continue to be introduced on a periodic basis. The series is exclusive to the Lansdale Historical Society website and will not be included in our newsletters.
Click here to view all Back in Time articles.
Click here or on the Jenkins Journals tab at the top of the page to view previous issues.
LinksNew DVD Now Available!
The Lansdale Historical Society was founded in 1972, and its purpose is to preserve the history of the Borough of Lansdale and the greater North Penn area, and to share its collection of material and resources with the greater community, particularly the youth. It has its headquarters in a two-building complex, located on Jenkins Avenue in the center of Lansdale, Montgomery County, PA. The buildings are owned by the Borough of Lansdale.
The complex includes the Jenkins Homestead, a 1770-era Federalist-style farmstead that is the oldest building within the original borders of Lansdale. Portions of the Homestead have been restored and are open for public tours. The Lansdale Historical Research Center, located less than 60 feet from the Homestead, was acquired by the Borough in 2000 and has undergone extensive renovations to make it computer and Internet friendly and a repository for the Society's vast collection of documents and artifacts related to Lansdale and the surrounding North Penn area. The building is handicapped accessible.
LOCATION: The complex is located one block off Lansdale's Main Street on Jenkins Avenue between Chestnut and Line Streets. On-street parking is available on Jenkins Avenue.
You can read more about the Tale of the "Liberty Bell" Opera by clicking here.
BACK IN TIME
Churches: Mainstays of Lansdale
by Pat Rieker
When William Penn established the colony of Pennsylvania in 1682 as a haven of religious ...
Click here to read the entire article.
Click here to access, read, and/or print out three stories about the current Borough Hall building.
Click here to access and print a brief history of Lansdale's early years entitled "A Town is Born".
Community Program DVDs On Sale
Buy any three LHS DVDs and receive a fourth one free plus some spare change to boot. That’s four (4) DVDs for $55 when purchased at the Research Center, $65 by mail. Regular price: $18 each, $21 by mail. Sorry, we cannot accept credit cards - cash or check only. Please make checks payable to: Lansdale Historical Society. Send mail orders to: 137 Jenkins Ave., Lansdale, PA 19446. Sale is limited to stock on hand. Please list alternate choices.
Click here to see a complete list of videos
Click here for a brief description of each of the DVD's