ife in Boyertown on
this date:
These vignettes of life in Boyertown were researched by Margaret Harner
Information on the Boyertown Opera House Fire is contained in
two articles on the daily news page from January 1908.
Use the
Daily News link to access this page.

7:00 PM
First Wednesday of the Month,
October to June
Society Building
(no meeting in January
or from July to September)
A $5.00 donation is being asked of all non-members

Copyright, 2016. Boyertown Area Historical Society
Boyertown Area Historical Society
43 S. Chestnut Street, Boyertown, PA  19512
General email:Boyertownhistory@windstream.net
Museum and Library: Boyertownhistory.library@windstream.net  Office Manager: Boyertownhistory.office@windstream.net
Web Site: Boyertownhistory.org   Follow the Society on Facebook
Hours: Wednesday 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM and Tuesday 5:00-9:00 PM Closed Holidays
Please contact the Museum and Library Director or Office Manager
for Information on Group Tours and Educational Programs.
Use this link to access the Historical Society By-Laws
Special Exhibit
Boyertown's Centennial Celebration
Museum Hours:  
6:00 PM-8:00 PM Tuesday
10:00 AM-3:00 PM Wednesday
Help us save History!
2016 Memberships are due!  
Please use this
Link for information
and an application.
Wonder What was in
Boyertown's Centennial
Time Capsule?
View items found in the
Time Capsule.  
at the Boyertown Area
Historical Society
Quilt Show and Sale
Celebrating Boyertown's
September 16 to 18, 2016
Opening Event: A Review of the

Antique Quilts on Display by
Nancy Roan,
Pennsylvania German Textile
Historian, and
Candace Perry,
Curator Schwenfelder Library and
Heritage Center.
Show Hours listed on the Events
and the Quilt Page
Use this
Link for the Quilt Page
information on displaying a
quilt and
purchasing admission tickets.
The Show is an event not to be
Der Belsnickel
Craft Show
Belsnickel Jury Session
will be September 25, 2016 at the
Boyertown Historical Society at 2:
00 PM.
Craft Show to access show
regulations and information on the
jury process,

Use the
craft show  link for general
information on the
Belsnickel Craft Show.
Confirmations and post cards were
mailed by USPS the week of

July 24, 2016.
Only 8'x 8' regular and one 8'x8'  
along with a limited number
of 10'
x 8' regular and corner
spaces remain.
Events and Activities:
October 5, 2016 -
Charter Day/Sesquicentennial
program by Lori Carns

November 2, 2016 –
Fragile Freedom, a play by Christine Emmert.
The program includes monologues,
quotes, and poetry about the history of the suffragettes

December 7, 2016
Open House for Members and their children only!
View a collection of vintage and
antique Christmas ornaments at the home
of a Society member.  Refreshments will be provided.
Address of the home will be provided in the GAZETTE.

February 1, 2017- Dan Graham
presenting  300 Years of Iron  Manufacture

March 1, 2017 -   “Jenny”,
a play by the Friends of Hopewell Furnace based
on the life of Jenny Franklin a sister of Ben Franklin.

April 5, 2017- a portrayal of the Revolutionary War Hessian soldiers
by Micheal Jesberger

May 3, 2017- a travelling antique show
featuring vintage and antique laundry implements

June 7, 2017 – Just Passing Through, a history of people travelling
through Berks county during the 1800s

October 4, 2017 – “The Pearl of Richmond School”, a talk by Dori
Hoch about attending school in a one room schoolhouse,
based on her book by the same title

November 1, 2017 – Paul Druzba presenting a talk on the history of
Carsonia Park, books will be available for purchase.

December 6, 2017 - a Christmas show and tell,
people are invited to bring in a favorite gift for display
( to be set up a few days ahead)  and  
attendees will be asked to match the gifts to their owners.  
Each person will be asked to make a few brief comments about their gift