Perkasie Historical Society

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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

Museum History

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

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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.

What's New?

The Perkasie Historical Society is working with the Falvey Memorial Library of Villanova University to digitize our World War I Tobacco Fund Book and other World War I photographs and scrapbooks. This is an opportunity for our collection to be preserved and shared on a broader scale.

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.

2014 Museum Event Calendar

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May12:00 - 4:00SpringFest
AugustTBDUnder the Stars Car Show

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