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Ben Web, President of Skippack Historical SocietyDrive down our main thoroughfare in Skippack, dear reader, look to the left and right. You will not see Dunkin’ Donuts or Dairy Queen. You will see buildings from the nineteenth century, nearly all in good repair, delightful to the eye with individuality and detail. We cannot stop the relentless march of progress, but we can preserve a few examples of beauty specific to a slower time.

Traveling from the east along Route 73, look to your left as you enter Skippack. You will see the Indenhofen farmhouse, a stone structure that dates back to... read moreLink

HISTORY 101: Skippack's Indenhoffen House

Check out this article published in the The Times Herald Newspaper.

The Historical Society of Skippack has seemingly picked an appropriate place to put its headquarters, as well as its impressive collection of artifacts collected over a period of many years; the Indenhoffen House, a quaint and attractive farm house which is a remnant of the very first homestead in what was once called Skippackville...

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The Good Old Days

There will be a special presentation by our own Charlie Miller titled "The Good Old Days" on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at the Skippack Township Building in Skippack Township, Pennsylvania. The presentation starts at 7:30 pm and will include great memorabilia on display from the good old days.

We will be meeting in the Community Room on the lower level at the Skippack Township Building located on Heckler Road near the Skippack Elementary School. The Community Room is assessable from the rear of the Township Building.

Light refreshments will be served. This is a free presentation and all are welcome.

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Coopersmithing is Still Alive at the Skippack Historical Society

At our next meeting on Thursday, November 19, 2009 the Skippack Historical Society will be presenting a program titled "COOPERSMITHING IS STILL ALIVE". The program will begin at 7:30pm at the Fellowship Hall of the Wellspring Church of Skippack on Creamery Road between Rte 113 and Skippack Pike. [ link to map ]

Come join us for a most enjoyable evening learning about the life and craft of an itinerant cooper. The Woxall Cooper, otherwise known as David Miller has been working as a cooper since the late 1960’s and has demonstrated the craft in many of America’s most prestigious historical sites. For those of you who attended our Living History Event in September, you may recall visiting David and his wife at their covered wagon as they demonstrated the work and wares of a traveling cooper.

David Miller, a graduate of Millersville University, armed with a Master’s degree in Archaic Crafts, has chosen to bring the art and skill of the cooper to national awareness. David is a published author and a trainer to many others in his field. Coopersmithing is still alive; making the commodities that were so prevalent prior to the industrial revolution, and repairing those articles when needed, allows David to maintain his Cooper’s shop in Woxall.

ALL WELCOME! Come join us for an enjoyable evening of learning and fellowship. Refreshments will be served and donations always welcome.

Date: November 19, 2009
Time: 7:30pm
Place: Fellowship Hall of the Wellspring Church of Skippack

Hope to see you there!

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How Old is Your House? with Jeff Marshall

Jeff Marshall of the Heritage Conservancy will be with us on Thursday, October 22, 2009 for another great presentation. Presentation starts at 7:30 pm at the Historic Indenhofen Farmhouse in Skippack [map].

After Jeff's slide presentation he will guide us on a brief tour of the 1700s Indenhofen Farmhouse where he can demonstrate specific characteristics discussed and answer any questions.

Come learn more about historic houses.

Jeff Marshall is the Vice President of Resource Protection at the Heritage Conservancy. Jeff is a planner and historic preservationist with over 25 years of combined experience in land protection and historic preservation. He is actively involved in administering the conservation easement and facade easement programs with expertise in the employment of protection strategies for significant resources. He gives public education programs and acts as a preservation advocate throughout the community. Numerous articles have been published on his endeavors in the preservation field. He has authored the book, "The Barns of Bucks County," and has a new publication on farmhouses which will be available soon.

Hosted & sponsored by the Skippack Historical Society.

Suggested donation for attendance is $2.00 to help cover the honorarium for the speaker.

Refreshments will be served.

Public meeting. All Welcome!

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