Perkasie Historical Society

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The Perkasie Historical Society Museum is located in the former Lehigh Valley Transit Trolley Station located at 513 W. Walnut Street in Perkasie.

The museum is open to the public during Perkasie Olde Towne events. Hours can also be arranged by appointment.

Please contact us for special requests. contact information

2018 Perkasie Historical Society Museum Calendar of Events

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Noon to 4:00 PM "Perkasie 140th Anniversary: Clubs and Organizations"

This display will feature the photographs, artifacts from the clubs and organizations of Perkasie.

Perkasie Historical Society Museum

Saturday, August 17, 2019 "Under the Stars Car Show" night: Bristish Cars, Music and Fun on Walnut Street

4:00 - 8:00 PM "Perkasie 140th Anniversary: Business and Industry"

This display will feature the photographs, artifacts from the businesses and industry of Perkasie.

Perkasie Historical Society Museum

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Noon to 4:00 PM "Perkasie 140th Anniversary: Business and Industry"

This display will feature the photographs, artifacts from the businesses and industry of Perkasie.

Perkasie Historical Society Museum

Saturday, September 14 and Sunday,, September 15, 2019

Noon to 4:00PM "Perkasie 140th Anniversary: Business and Industry"

This display will feature the photographs, artifacts from the businesses and industry of Perkasie.

Perkasie Historical Society Museum

Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6, 2019 "Perkasie Fall Fest"

Noon to 4:00 PM "Perkasie 140th Anniversary: Perkasie Sports Teams"

This display will feature the photographs, artifacts from sports teams of Perkasie.

Perkasie Historical Society Museum

Saturday, November 9 and Sunday November 10, 2019

Noon to 4:00PM "Perkasie 140th Anniversary:Transportation, Trains and Trolleys"

This display will feature the photographs, artifacts from Perkasie's Transportation industry

Perkasie Historical Society Museum

Saturday, December 7, 2019 "Perkasie Tree Lighting"

4:00 - 8:00 PM PM "Perkasie 140th Anniversary: Christmas in Perkasie"

This display will feature the photographs, artifacts from Perkasie during the holiday season.

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Missed a Museum Display or Society event?

Visit the Perkasie Historical Society Photo Gallery. View Gallery

Museum History

The Trolley Station was constructed in 1912 by the Lehigh Valley Transit Company.The trolley line running through Perkasie was part of the Liberty Bell line connecting Allentown to Philadelphia via Norristown. The Walnut Street side of the station was used as a waiting room and for ticket sales while the rear of the station was used to handle freight. In September of 1951, the trolley operation ceased and the station closed. During the next ten years the building was used by various local businesses before becoming the American Legion and eventually the Perkasie Historical Society Museum

The Value of a Dollar

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The American Legion purchased the building in 1962, to replace their meeting hall,located in the Fraternity Building on South 6th Street. The Perkasie Historical Society bought the former station from the American Legion in 1990, for one dollar. The dollar used to purchase the American Legion was donated by Ellie Hager. The dollar bill was given to her husband, PFC Henry Hager, in 1944 by the Community Service group(CSG). This organization would send one dollar monthly, to Perkasie area service men, serving in WWII. Mr. Hager saved one of the dollars which is now displayed in the museum.

Perkasie Historical Society Museum On Line Collectionthen

Visit the Perkasie Historical Society Museum On Line Collection. Museum On Line

Local History Books

The Perkasie Historical Society has a repository of local history books.

Please reach out should you desire to use these local history resources.

Visit our Photo Gallery for photos. View Gallery

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