Volunteers Wanted!
There are a wide variety of areas
needing volunteers from creating
displays to assisting researchers....
Please consider volunteering at the
Historical Society.  
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What is the differenc
between a ghost,
a spirit, and a spook?
Find out at these events:
Discover another side to Boyertown.
Take part in a Haunted Train Ride
or.... read about
Haunted Boyertown.
Ghost walks resume on May 22, 2015
Go to the events page for details
on these exciting offerings including
Charles Adam III book on the strange
and mysterious happenings in Boyertown.

2014 Programs resume in October
From a church tour and organ
recital to model railroading and
Christmas ornaments
....come and
enjoy the many excellent
programs scheduled for the
remainder of 2014
Go to the
program page for
additional information.
Copyright, 2014. Boyertown Area Historical Society

43 S. Chestnut Street
Boyertown, PA  19512
General email:
Museum and Library:
Office Manager:
Web Site:
9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
5:00-9:00 PM
Please contact the
Museum and Library Director
or Office Manager
for Information on Group Tours
and Educational Programs.
Closed Holidays

Public Programs:
7:00 PM
First Wednesday of the Month,
October to June
Society Building
(no meeting in January)
2014 programs.

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Boyertown Historical Society
Cyrus Reifsneider  on the old
Colebrookdale railroad c. 1920's
Area Historical Society
This day in the Boyertown Area:
November 24, 1898
Word was received today from a missionary that a former Boyertown man, Horace D. Mory, has
been murdered in Honduras, where he was working for the Honduras Railroad Company as a
dispatcher.  He was apparently blown up by dynamite while asleep by men who worked with him
because of some unknown offense he had committed against them.  It is reported that those men
have been arrested and locked up.  For the past seven years, Mory had been traveling all over the
country and abroad.  His uncles, Aaron and Milton Mory, still live in Boyertown, but his family
has yet to get any details of the tragedy.
November  25, 1913
Although President Woodrow Wilson reluctantly accepted the resignation of Col. Thomas
Rhoads as his personal physician a few months ago, he apparently does not bear a grudge against
Rhoads, because today he attended Wilson's daughter Jessie's White House Wedding.
ovember 26, 1888
For anyone who is tired of eating traditional turkey for Thanksgiving dinner, the Boyertown
offers instructions for the proper butchering of hogs.  First, do not feed or water the
animal withing 12 hours of proposed slaughter because the meat will tend to be sour and it will
be difficult to remove the distended intestines to get the lard out.  The more rapid the killing, the
better it is to get the blood out.  It is also recommended that you use a rifle, with a shot in a line
from the base of an ear to the opposite eye for an instant death that does not waste any of the meat.
To read past articles, use the Dailynews link.
Der Belsnickel Craft Show
Nationally Recognized for Excellence
Rain, Snow, Sleet, or Sunshine,
the show will still be held at:
Boyertown High School
120 West Monroe Street
Show Dates and Times:
Friday   November 28, 2014  11 AM- 6 PM
Saturday   November 29, 2015  10 AM- 4 PM
Admission:  $5.00 Adults
Free for children twelve and under
For more information,
use the
Craft Show link