Welcome to the Historic Langhorne Association
The Historic Langhorne Association was established in 1965. Its headquarters are in the original Langhorne Library which was constructed in 1888 and later served as a branch of the Bucks County Free Library. The Historic Langhorne Association officially occupied the building by permission of the Bucks County Commissioners in 1977. The building serves many functions: our monthly business and membership meetings; a museum gift shop; a gathering place for other organizations; and several gala events. It is a museum in which the association houses the many artifacts that have been donated to us by local towns-people. The Historic Langhorne Association is busy researching, recording, and preserving Langhorne history. H.L.A. is a non-profit organization that needs support from folks who appreciate history and it's preservation. Join our organization by clicking on the membership link above. Our building is open to the public as a museum and a research library. Our hours are; Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 (noon) and Wednesday evenings 7:00 - 9:00 pm / Saturday hours 10 a.m. to 12 (noon) or by appointment. Please call 215-757-1888 or you may email us.
Spring 2014 Programs
Sunday March 9th at 2PM
Neill Hartley AS Joshua lionel cowen
THE MAGIC OF LIONEL
An exciting One-Man history
Neill Hartley is Joshua Lionel Cowen in this exciting and magical one–man show about the founding and history of one of the greatest toy companies ever created! A fully staged presentation that will entertain and educate audiences of all ages.
See young Joshua Lionel Cowen as he begins building “electrical novelties.” Then follow his climb to the top of the toy industry, as he creates Lionel Toy Trains, one of the most beloved and successful toy companies of all time.
Experience the magic of toy trains and the timeless pleasure of model railroading. Learn about Joshua Lionel Cowen’s incredible skill at marketing with indelible images that have helped sell more than 50 million train sets and more than 300 miles of track each year!
Following the performance, there is a short informational section about the history of railroads, and of the toy train world beyond the Lionel years. A question and answer will conclude the presentation.
Neill Hartley is professional actor who tours with a series of one-man shows, has performed with many local and regional theaters and is on the theater faculty of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA
This program will be held at Historic Langhorne Association 160 W. Maple Avenue Langhorne PA. 19047. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be serves afterwards.
"Lionel Toy Trains are truly the Standard of the World."
Joshua Lionel Cowen
Monday April 28th at 7:30PM
In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War and Lincoln’s visit to Gettysburg in November of 1863, Historical Re-enactor Michael Jesberger will present a program on the Gettysburg Address and the President’s visit to the Battlefield. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served afterward. For further information on Michael can be obtained here: Michael Jesberger
This program will be held at Historic Langhorne Association 160 W. Maple Avenue Langhorne PA. 19047
Langhorne Association Officers and Committee Members
President - Jim Maier
Vice President - Larry Langhans
Treasurer - Jack Fulton
Recording Secretary - Evelyn Aicher
Corresponding Secretary - Lynda Johnson
Past Presidents - Jean Noble, Judy Sloan
Technology - Charles Lauble Jr. & Jim Maier
Webmaster - Jim Maier
Artifacts - Evelyn Aicher
Publicity - Jean Noble
Hostess - Sandi Kaiser
Archives - Larry Langhans & Jim Maier
HLA Gift Shop - Evelyn Aicher & Judy Sloan
Finance - Jack Fulton
Genealogy - Sandi Kaiser
Holiday House - Jean Noble & Lynda Johnson
Library - Jean Noble
Membership - Jack Fulton
Newsletter - Leslie Fulton
Oral History - Open
Programs - Open
Property - Charles Lauble Jr.
Sun Shine - Nancy Pietsch
Ways and Means - Jean Noble
Board of Directors:
2012-2014 / Jack Fulton, Charles Lauble Jr., Donna Thomas, Chris Prokop
2013-2015 / Evelyn Aicher, Lynda Johnson, Jim Maier, Judy Sloan*
2014-2016 / Sandi Kaiser, Larry Langhans, Terri Little, Lance Mervine
*Charter members of H.L.A.
Historic Langhorne Association, 160 W. Maple Ave. Langhorne, Pa. 19047 Phone 215-757-1888