Lansdale Historical Society

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2012-2013 Programs

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11: SELLING IT!

For decades – even centuries – manufacturers and retail merchants turned to newspapers and magazines to hawk their products. Now that the internet is taking over, we look back at some of the best, worst and most unusual local and national print advertisements that passed before our eyes.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9: TALES OF A WORLD WAR II PARATROOPER.

Tony Zanzinger of Abington recalls his jumps behind enemy lines at Normandy, in Holland, and throughout Europe. He will also have a portion of his extensive military memorabilia collection on display.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13: 50 YEARS OF DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION.

Yes, it’s been that long since Lansdale began taking a serious look at changing the face of its shopping district. Despite grand hopes and some interesting plans, the economy, indifference and a lack of public support thwarted most of these efforts.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1: Holiday Open House at the Jenkins Homestead.

The society hosts an open house at the Jenkins Homestead and Research Center to usher in the holiday season. 1-4 p.m. No admission charge.

 TUESDAY, JANUARY 8: THEN AND NOW

The sixth installment of our popular series that compares old time scenes with today’s reality.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12: REWIND 1963

A look back to one of the most compelling years in our history when we followed Lansdale teen pop singer Peggy March's rise to the top of the record charts only to see the year end with the nation grieving a fallen President.

TUESDAY, MARCH 12: LIFE IS A LARK ... AT WILLOW GROVE PARK.

The biggest of the region’s amusement parks provided decades of recreation and entertainment for generations of area residents.

TUESDAY, APRIL 9: Annual Banquet at William Penn Inn.

The society’s annual banquet features the presentation of the Edwin G. Holl Historic Achievement Award. Cocktails, 6 pm; dinner, 7 pm.

TUESDAY, MAY 14: RELIGION COMES TO LANSDALE.

The first installment of a new series on the history of Lansdale’s churches beginning with the oldest congregations.

All Community Programs except the Holiday Open House and the annual banquet will be held at the Lansdale Parks and Recreation Building, Seventh St. and Lansdale Ave., beginning at 7:30 pm. There is no admission charge but donations are greatly appreciated. In the event of inclement weather tune to WNPV Radio 1440 the afternoon of the show for postponement information.