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ogenberger Slides to be shown at September meeting
Edward
and Marguerite Vogenberger
were fixtures of Langhorne Borough tending their farm on
North Green Street where they grew fruits and vegetables and raised chickens. When not busy on
the farm, they traveled extensively taking photographs of their trips and amassing a collection of
some 5000 slides on the edges of which they wrote detailed notes. Following their tragic murder
on March 14, 1976, their collection of slides was donated to HLA.
On Monday, September 24 at 7:30 pm
, HLA will present some of these slides at our general
meeting. They will include slides taken around the farm, slides of the many covered bridges they
visited and pictures of homes and buildings around Langhorne as they appeared over 70 years ago
(see page 4 for some samples of photographs from the collection).
These meetings are
open to the public
and will be
held at HLA’s headquarters in the Anna
Mary Williamson Library, 160 W. Maple Ave., Langhorne
. Refreshments will be served and our
gift shop will be open. The building is handicapped
-
accessible at the rear entrance (with parking).
PLEASE JOIN US
Vogenberger Slides to be shown at September meeting
Edward
and Marguerite Vogenberger
were fixtures of Langhorne Borough tending their farm on
North Green Street where they grew fruits and vegetables and raised chickens. When not busy on
the farm, they traveled extensively taking photographs of their trips and amassing a collection of
some 5000 slides on the edges of which they wrote detailed notes. Following their tragic murder
on March 14, 1976, their collection of slides was donated to HLA.
On Monday, September 24 at 7:30 pm
, HLA will present some of these slides at our general
meeting. They will include slides taken around the farm, slides of the many covered bridges they
visited and pictures of homes and buildings around Langhorne as they appeared over 70 years ago
(see page 4 for some samples of photographs from the collection).
These meetings are
open to the public
and will be
held at HLA’s headquarters in the Anna
Mary Williamson Library, 160 W. Maple Ave., Langhorne
. Refreshments will be served and our
gift shop will be open. The building is handicapped
-
accessible at the rear entrance (with parking).
PLEASE JOIN US

 

 

 


 

Exciting things are happening at Historic Langhorne Association this fall. We hope you can join us!!!

 

Monday, September 23rd, 7:30 pm:

"Lesser-known People of Langhorne".

This program will reveal the backgrounds and contributions of some former Langhorne residents who may not be familiar to you. What nineteenth century doctor owned more than fifteen properties in the borough? Where was Rosebone Hall? Why was Green Street once called Adair Street? Who is Mabel Eichel and why is there a portrait of her hanging in the back room of the library? Larry Langhans will reveal these and many more mysteries at our September program meeting. Mark your calendar for this fascinating presentation.

Monday, October 28th, 7:30 pm:

William Wilson, Bucks Co. Covered Bridge Society.

Mr. Wilson will share his in-depth knowledge of the history of Bucks County’s covered bridges and the development of bridge building in south-east Pennsylvania. The mission of the Covered Bridge Society is to preserve, protect and pro-mote the care of Bucks County’s historic covered bridges as a significant part of our area’s history, culture and development. Once the home of more than 50 covered bridges, Bucks County has lost many of these historic treasures over the years, as a result of flooding, neglect, progress, develop-ment and arson. Today, only 12 covered bridges remain.

Source: www.buckscountycbs.org)

All programs are held at the Anna Mary Williamson Library and Museum located at 160 W. Maple Ave, Langhorne. The building is handicapped-accessible at the rear entrance (with parking). Our programs are open to the public and refreshments are provided. There is no charge for the September meeting. A $5 donation is request-ed for the October meeting.


We hope to see you at these events!
 


 

 


New Langhorne Book Available

Florence Wharton, a member of Historic Langhorne Association and a local historian has written a new book on the history of Attleborough, now known as Langhorne. Be sure to pick up a copy in our gift shop or at Judy’s Corner.

If you would like to order by mail, please make your check payable to Historic Langhorne Association, in the amount of $18.81. This includes postage. All proceeds of this book benefit Historic Langhorne Association.

Click Here For Order Form

 


 

PLEASE NOTE:

The Langhorne Speedway Books are currently out of print and unavailable from our gift shop. If they do become available again in the future, we will post them here.

 

Historic Langhorne Association, 160 W. Maple Ave. Langhorne, Pa.  19047 Phone 215-757-1888