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The Troops are Coming to Skippack

The Troops are Coming!

Come visit a Revolutionary War Encampment in Skippack. This is a Living History Event presented by the Skippack Historical Society.

Saturday, September 27 10am to 5pm
Sunday, September 28 11am to 4pm

This event held at the Historic Indenhofen Farmstead which is located at the intersection of Skippack Pike & Evansburg Road in Skippack. click for MAP

The 1st New Jersey Regiment will arrive to set up camp on Saturday morning. Talk to the soldiers, see their equipment and learn about their duties. Get a sense of the life of a soldier at the actual encampment here in the Skippack village area, Sept. 29th to October 2, 1777.

DID YOU KNOW that in 1777 a few structures, including the historic Indenhofen house and farm, were already here in Skippack when George Washington and his Continental Army positioned themselves in the region before and after the important Battle of Germantown? Just about two years after forming a new army and one year after Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence George Washington led the Continental Army through Skippack on the way to the Battle of Germantown and in retreat just after losing the battle to the British. COME LEARN ABOUT THE ENCAMPMENT AND MORE ...

Revolutionary War Fife and Drum Corps | Revolutionary Artifacts - See the artifact collection of a local researcher, actually found in the area. | Dowser - Walk along as he searches the farm for underground water. | Colonial Toys - Kids can try a few! | Apple butter - See the old fashioned vat and long stirrer used to make apple butter. Apple butter and cider available for purchase. | Spinning Wheel - Flax to cloth demonstration | Farmhouse Tours - Noon to 3pm | Kids are welcome to participate in a Musket Drill ! | Germantown Attack & Retreat – Presentation at 3pm in the Barn covering the Troop movements through the Skippack Valley before and after the Germantown Battle. | Martha Washington in the barn from 1 to 2 pm. Ask questions. | Visit with Betsy Ross, see her making a flag. | Watch a Basket-weaver at work. | Learn about methods of Butter Churning. | Explore the craft of Tin Punching in the barn.



Free Admission. Donations for parking to benefit the Skippack Historical Society.

Here is a link to the event program for more information:


Barn Architecture & Preservation Options

Come and learn the distinguishing characteristics of barns from the early 18th century through the early 20th century in southeastern PA and the variety of methods that are being used to preserve these rural gems.

On Thursday, June 26, 2008 we will be having another special guest at our Society meeting. Jeffrey L. Marshall is the Vice President of Resource Protection at the Heritage Conservancy headquartered in Doylestown, PA. He will give a presentation on the book, "The Barns of Bucks County" which he co-authored with Willis M. Rivinus. Mr. Marshall will use the book's highly illustrated text to present the variety of barn types found throughout the southeast region and discuss the common barn construction features and different types of timber framing techniques that were used to create these castles in the fields.

This presentation will be held at our own Indenhofen Barn at the intersection of Skippack Pike (Rt. 73), Old Forty Foot Road, and Evansburg Road, starting at 7:30 pm.

This is a free presentation and all are welcome. It is co-sponsored by the Skippack Historical Society and Heritage Conservancy. A brief book signing will be held after the presentation.

Visit the events page on our website for more information.

Planting Your Colonial Garden

The Society will have a special guest at our next Society meeting, Thursday, May 22, 2008. Jenny Rose Carey will be presenting "Planting Your Colonial Garden".

Jenny Rose Carey is the Director of the Landscape Arboretum of Temple University Ambler.

Jenny Rose Carey graduated summa cum laude from Temple University in 2003 with an Associate of Science degree in Horticulture. After graduation, she continued her stay at the Ambler campus as an adjunct professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, teaching History of Landscape Architecture and Woody Plants II.

Born in London, England, Carey earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Southampton University in 1981 and her graduate degree in Education from Oxford University in 1982. Carey brings a wealth of knowledge and resources to the director’s position with a background in research of historical Philadelphia gardens and women’s role in the development of gardens and horticultural styles in the early 20th century. She is a frequent lecturer on a variety of horticulture topics ranging from trees to herbs.

As the director of the Arboretum, Carey works closely on improvement projects, including new designs for the gardens, irrigation, lighting, signage, tagging, and accessibility. She is also responsible for working with academic and administrative units to provide educational programs for the community in addition to supporting the curricula of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, and the use of the Arboretum and its facilities across academic disciplines.
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.

This is a free presentation and all are welcome.

Skippack Village Springfest Raffle

We need help selling raffle tickets at $5.00 per ticket to support the Skippack Historical Society. Each five dollars is a donation to our work in historic restoration and education. The prizes range in value mostly from about $75.00 right up to a $550.00 Dollhouse. There is lovely jewelry, collector dolls, gift certificates to Skippack Sportsabilia and even Greens Fees for 4 to play at the 18 hole Skippack Golf Course. Even if you don't want or need a particular item, I bet you know someone who would love to win that prize.

You can pick up brochures and tickets to sell at Skip's garage in Skippack, contact Abigail Ray at, or you can buy tickets at our booth on the sidewalk in front of the "From The Past" store on the event days, May 10th and 11th from 10am to 5pm.

Visit one of the following stores right now or this weekend in the village of Skippack to see the items:
A - Skippack Village Consignment Shop
B - Amelia's
C - Dream Catchers
D - Le Bon Sac
E - Carolyn's Creative Stitchery
F - From The Past
G - Passionflowers

Also gift certificates from the following:
Skippack Sportsabilia
Skippack Sportsabilia
Award Printing
Skippack Golf Course
Justin's Carriage House
Tommy Mo's

Visit our website at to learn more and view/print raffle brochure.



Here are a couple of examples of the 24 items available to win.

Pizza Fundraiser!

We are again selling Joe Corbi's pizza & cookie dough to raise funds for the Skippack Historical Society. These kits make great quick meals and desserts for our busy schedules. We are offering a wide variety of choices in both Joe Corbi's pizza and Grandma Corbi's cookie dough, plus all the specialty items Corbi’s has to offer.

The entire pizza kit is freezable so you can keep a supply on hand. The cookie dough and specialty product freezer very well also.

1 box | 3 pizzas | only $19.50

Orders Due: April 11, 2008 (Deliver to Skip's Garage)

Delivery: April 19, 2008 (Pike up from Skip's Garage)

More info ...