Bucks County

As one of the three original counties of Pennsylvania created shortly after William Penn arrived in his nascent colony in 1682, Bucks County has a heritage that reaches back to the very beginnings of the Commonwealth. Long before Penn’s arrival, the intrepid settlers of the Dutch and Swedish colonies farther down the Delaware River had ex­plored the wooded banks of the river as far as the...
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Historical Sketch of Greene County

Greene County lies in the southwestern corner of the state. Its many hills, the distinguishing feature of the countryside, grow more pronounced as one travels from the eastern to the western areas. The old Washington Waynes­burg Railroad, traveling through the hills, was famous for its 178 sharp turns, each of which jolted the passengers. There were some who took the trip just for the roller...
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Heritage Highlights

Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro First Pennsylvania Regiment Flintlock Shoot, September 11-12, 1993 Architectural Heritage Day, October 17, 1993 Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Annual Battle of Brandywine Reenactment, September 19, 1993 Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette Fall Nature Walk and Tour, October 16, 1993 Drake Well Museum, Titusville Fall Gas- up Engine Exhibit and...
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Heritage Highlights

Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro First Pennsylvania Regiment Flintlock Shoot, August 14, 1994 Fall Nature Program, September 18, 1994 Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Brandywine, September 18, 1994 Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette Reenactment of the Battle of Bushy Run, August 6-7, 1994 Drake Well Museum, Titusville Oil Field Picnic, August 21, 1994...
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Heritage Highlights

Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro Architectural Heritage Day, October 16, 1994 Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette Lecture: “British Treaties and Negotiations”, November 19, 1994 Drake Well Museum, Titusville Oil Country Christmas, December 10, 1994 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Children’s Christmas at Eckley, December 3, 1994 Graeme Park, Horsham Living History Day,...
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Pennsylvania Places through the Bird’s-Eye Views of T.M. Fowler

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, America indulged in a love affair with panoramic drawings of urban areas, known – aptly but simply­ – as town views. Some were drawn at ground level, or from a modest elevation (such as a hill or tall building) and often depicted a skyline. Others, made from an aerial perspective, were known as bal­loon views, aero views and,...
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Shorts

The Friends of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is offering an in-depth study tour of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania on Monday, October 16 [1995]. Sessions include an exploration of the museum’s extensive collections and the history of the Pennsylvania Railroad, in addition to a living history performance by Richard L. Pawling and lunch on the Strasburg Railroad...
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Heritage Highlights

Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Winter Lecture Series, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 1996 Drake Well Museum, Titusville Heritage Lecture Series, April 11, 18, 25, 1996 Engine Start-Up Day, April 27, 1996 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Patch Town Day, June 30, 1996 Community Family Picnic, July 28, 1996 Civil War Encampment, August 24-25, 1996 Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville Tea for Tots...
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Pennsbury Manor

In bucolic Bucks County, visitors discover Pennsbury Manor, the re-created country house of William Penn. Construction of the original manor house overlooking the Delaware River began in 1682. today, This historic site welcomes visitors with special tours, programs, and classes illustrating traditional skills and crafts, such as open hearth cooking, gardening, and sheep shearing. Pennsbury...
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Heritage Highlights

Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette Grand Opening: “The March to Bushy Run”, April 12, 1997 Spring Nature Walk, May 17, 1997 Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro Revolutionary War School of the Soldier Program, April 26-27, 1997 Children’s Day, May 4, 1997 Drake Well Museum, Titusville Engine Start-up Day, April 26, 1997 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Patch Town Day, June 29,...
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