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|Copyright 2014: Boyertown Area Historical Society
|Haunted Boyertown Train
Ride is Sold Out!
|Charles Adams will be available to sign
his book, Haunted Boyertown,
from 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM on
November 22, 2015 at
the Historical Society building prior
to the Haunted Train Ride
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
Boyertown, PA 19512
Museum and Library:
9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Please contact the
Museum and Library Director
or Office Manager
for Information on Group Tours
and Educational Programs.
First Wednesday of the Month,
October to June
(no meeting in January)
Help us save History!
Make a Donation to the
Boyertown Historical Society
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.
PAST FOR THE FUTURE
Area Historical Society
|This day in the Boyertown Area:
November 19, 1887
Jacob Fritz, a respected farmer near Greshville, was examining his shot gun in
his house this morning when the weapon accidently discharged. Its contents
passed through a board wall into the kitchen, where his wife was doing
housework, and several shots entered her head through her face. One ball
passed clear through her nose, another entered her ear, and a third struck her
temple. Both Fritz and she are badly shaken by the incident, and there is a
hole two inches in diameter in the wall.
November 20, 1915
Boyertown native, 29 year old Frederick Sands Brunner, is a Norman
Rockwell style illustrator considered to be one of America's cleverest pencil
and brush artists. Professionally known as F. Sands Brunner, his painting,
"His First Christmas Dinner" is on the December, 1915 cover of the Ladies
Home Journal, one of the most widely circulated magazines in the country.
He is the brother of the popular art teacher in the Boyertown Schools, Eva
Brunner, and a nephew of the esteemed Dr. Frank Brunner who was killed in
the Opera House fire in 1908.