Welcome to the Perkasie Historical Society
Perkasie Historical Society, founded in 1954, strives to help preserve the history of Perkasie Borough. Perkasie is located approximately 30 miles north of Philadelphia. Our volunteer organization relies on the support of the community as it cares for the four historic venues: the South Perkasie Covered Bridge, the Perkasie Carousel, Perkasie Museum and the Stout Family Cemetery.
All are welcome to attend our carousel openings, meetings, and other community activities.
The Perkasie Historical Society is lead by a Volunteer Board providing oversight for our sites and functions.
Website and Photo Gallery sponsored
Perkasie Historical Society
2022 Carousel Schedule
The Perkasie Carousel is located in Menlo Park at West Park Avenue and 3rd Street, adjacent to the Menlo Aquatic Center.
On days of operation, the carousel is open noon to 5 PM.
Memorial Parade Saturday, May 28, 2022: OPEN 11 AM - 5PM Father's Day: June 19, 2022
Community Day: July 10, 2022: OPEN Noon - 8PM
Community Day (Rain Date: July 17th)
July 31, 2022
August 21, 2022
September 11, 2022
Perkasie Fall Fest October 2, 2022
Perkasie Tree Lighting Day: December 3, 2022
Perkasie Historical Society Current Projects
1939 Nativity Tableau:
During the 2020 Christmas season, six metal, hand-painted pieces from Perkasie's 1939 Nativity Tableau were on display in South Perkasie. The Tableau was made in Allentown, PA and, when fully assembled, measures 25 feet in width and 15 feet high. This was the first time any parts of the tableau have been displayed in over 60 years.
We incrementally assembled the next segment for 2021. Casements have been moved and cleaned. It is lit for the 2021 season! Visit the Tableau at 704 E Walnut St., Perkasie, PA, during the holiday season.
To learn more about Perkasie's unique Tableau history, visit our 1939 Nativity Tableau entry on our "Memories of Perkasie" tab.
1832 South Perkasie Covered Bridge Restoration
Perkasie Borough Council formed a covered bridge committee made up of four council historical committee members, the Parks and Recreation and Public Works Directors, two members of Perkasie Historical Society and one member of Bucks County Covered Bridge Society. Mayor Hollenbach is also an ad hoc committee member. This committee will oversee the bridge restoration, fundraising, and securing of available grants.
Current Status of the Project:
February 2022: Perkasie Borough Information link: South Perkasie Covered Bridge (perkasieborough.org)
December 2021: Next steps pending FEMA funding decision.
Previous Status of the Covered Bridge Updates
The South Perkasie Covered Bridge Restoration Project
Brief 1832 South Perkasie Covered Bridge history
WFMZ Channel 69 South Perkasie Covered Bridge Project Coverage
"Historic preservation is present tense"