The Perkasie Historical Society Museum is located in the former Lehigh Valley Transit Trolley Station located at 513 W. Walnut Street in Perkasie.
The museum is open to the public during Perkasie Olde Towne events. Hours can also be arranged by appointment.
Please contact us for special requests. contact information
The Trolley Station was constructed in 1912 by the Lehigh Valley Transit Company.The trolley line running through Perkasie was part of the Liberty Bell line connecting Allentown to Philadelphia via Norristown. The Walnut Street side of the station was used as a waiting room and for ticket sales while the rear of the station was used to handle freight. In September of 1951, the trolley operation ceased and the station closed. During the next ten years the building was used by various local businesses.
The Value of a Dollar
The American Legion purchased the building in 1962, to replace their meeting hall,located in the Fraternity Building on South 6th Street. The Perkasie Historical Society bought the former station from the American Legion in 1990, for one dollar. The dollar used to purchase the American Legion was donated by Ellie Hager. The dollar bill was given to her husband, PFC Henry Hager, in 1944 by the Community Service group(CSG). This organization would send one dollar monthly, to Perkasie area service men, serving in WWII. Mr. Hager saved one of the dollars which is now displayed in the museum.
2014 Perkasie Historical Society Museum Calendar of Events
|Saturday, November 8, 2014 and Sunday, November 9, 2014||12:00 - 4:00 pm|
Trains and Trolleys
|Saturday, November 29, 2014||12:00 - 4:00 pm|
"Shop Local" Small Business Saturday
|Saturday, December 6, 2014||2:00 - 8:00 pm||Tree Lighting: Train Display|
Perkasie Historical Society Museum Collection Online
|Digital Archive||Description||In the spirit of preservation and community access, the society is digitizing some of our collections. The Perkasie Historical Society Digital Logo designates items from our collection|
|Perkasie Historical Society Archival Collections Descriptions||This is the Perkasie Historical Society's representation in the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL)||In Collaboration with The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) finding aid site can be accessed here|
|Perkasie World War I Tobacco Fund Book||This is a collection of biographies and images of each Perkasie World War I soldier||In Collaboration with Villanova University Falvey Memorial Library this historic record can be accessed here|
|World War I Scrapbook||These are images of a World War I scrapbook as well as images from Paul Sine, a military photographer||In Collaboration with Villanova University Falvey Memorial Library this historic record can be accessed here|
Local History Books
The Perkasie Historical Society has a repository of local history books.
Please reach out should you desire to use these local history resources.
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