Perkasie Historical Society

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Perkasie Historical Society, founded in 1954, strives to help preserve the history of Perkasie Borough. Perkasie is located approximately 30 miles north of Philadelphia. This volunteer organization relies on the support of the community as it cares for the four historic venues: the South Perkasie Covered Bridge, the Perkasie Carousel, Perkasie Museum and the Stout Family Cemetery.

All are welcome to attend our carousel openings, meetings, and other community activities.

Come join the Historical Society and help us acquire and preserve History!

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The Perkasie Historical Society has regular dinner meetings featuring a speaker or program. Meetings are at 6:30 pm at the First Methodist Church, Perkasie. Reservations are necessary. Reservation information

Meeting Date and TimeTopicSpeaker
March 3, 2015

6:30 PM

Early Perkasie

Perkasie Borough was founded in 1879 but the area had a rich history before then. Learn about the Stout family’s connection to the Revolutionary War; the Reverend who founded South Perkasie; the historic train tunnel that changed the region; and how Perkasie’s founders used a turkey to get the town’s first train station!

Scott Bomboy

President of the Perkasie Park Association; and the Editor in Chief of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

April 7, 2015

6:30 PM

Pennsylvania German Redware

Kay and Robert Shaeff are local Bucks County redware makers. Kay is especially found of the pomegranate pattern associated with Jacob Stout and has a keen interest in Pennsylvania German Redware.

Kay Shaeff

Bucks County Redware Maker

May 5, 2015

6:30 PM

Christopher Saur Bible and its Stout Family Connections and the Conservation of the Stout Family Land Deeds

A brief history of Saur Bible's three editions and early American printing; connections between the Saur and Stout families and an historical interpretation of the Society's copy of the 1776 Bible will be presented by Ivan Jurin.

Additionally, Elizabeth C. Wendelin, a Fine Art paper conservator will speak on what was involved in the preservation of the Stout Family Land Deeds.

Ivan Jurin

Retired Social Studies Teacher, Supervisor and the former President of the Historical Society of Hilltown Township.

Elizabeth C. Wendelin

Fellow of AIC Art Conservators Alliance and conservator of our land deeds.

June 2, 2015

6:30 PM

Membership Picnic


Membership dues of $10.00 per year, are used to maintain our projects and host community activities. Contact information

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Perkasie Historical Society Photo Gallery

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, these images are available for us all to enjoy. View Gallery

Perkasie Historical Society Walking Tour

This tour can be downloaded for use An Historical Tour of Perkasie PA

Perkasie Historical Sites

The Perkasie Historical Society is fortunate to preserve multiple sites within the borough

Historic SiteLocationMore Information
South Perkasie Covered Bridge Lenape ParkCovered Bridge information
Perkasie CarouselMenlo ParkPerkasie Carousel information
Perkasie Museum 513 West Walnut StreetPerkasie Museum information
Stout Family Cemetery 8th and Chestnut StreetStout Family Cemetery information