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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.

                       

 


Langhorne Council For The Arts Summer Speaker Series

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Historic Langhorne Association

160 W. Maple Avenue, Langhorne
The building is air conditioned and handicap-accessible.  Tickets are $5 each at the door. Seating is limited. 
 

June 30 – Birds, Butterflies, Bees, and Blooms

 

What can you do to attract birds to your garden or landscape?  What are the best plants to entice bees, butterflies and other beneficial animals to make their homes on your property?  What maintenance techniques are most hospitable for these garden visitors and residents? 
Certified PA Master Naturalist Mary Anne Borge answers these questions and more. 
 
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July 14 -- “To Soothe the Savage Breast”  
Edie Elkan, founder of Bedside Harp, and Mary Bryson, Hospital Certified Harp Therapist, will explore the power of healing harp music when used in a medical setting.
Prepare yourself for an informative and very relaxing evening.
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July 28 -- “The Centralia Mine Fire: Life and Death of a Pennsylvania Town”

In 1962 a coalmine fire began burning beneath the town of Centralia, PA. Due to government ineptitude, by 1983 the fire had spread and threatened a large part of the town. In 1983 and for numerous years afterward, Stephen Perloff photographed Centralia and, through images of the town and its people and interviews with many of its residents, he tells the story of the bitter divisions and ultimate demise of this once thriving town.
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Aug 11 – Evaluating, Appraising, and Establishing Values of Antiques

An antique’s value is the sum total of quality, condition, fashion, and age.  Appraiser Dan Worden will give an overview of what appraisers look for in silver, jewelry, furniture, art, china, crystal, and specialized items such as clocks, pewter, militaria, and toys, and how to establish their current replacement value.

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September 11  7:30 PM
 Julia Child Comes to Town!

Actress Linda Kenyon performs a one-woman show featuring
our favorite TV chef!  
Fun and Surprises are being planned for this event.

Mark your calendar and alert your friends!
Details to follow....

 

 

 

In Memoriam

Charles W. Lauble Jr., a lifetime resident of Langhorne, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. He was 73.

The son of the late Charles William Laubel and the late M. Loretta Fleuhr Lauble, he was raised on E. Maple Avenue. He was preceded in death by his brother, Francis. Charles graduated from Neshaminy High School, Class of 1959, and immediately began a 38 year career at Rohm & Haas in Bristol.

In his youth, he was active in the Langhorne Fire Company and later joined the Historic Langhorne Association where he soon became a very valuable source of information on the history of Langhorne. He enjoyed softball, golf, and was an avid gardener, but most of all he enjoyed time spent with his family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in Charles' name, to the Historic Langhorne Association, 150 W. Maple Ave, Langhorne, PA 19047, or to a charity of choice. Dunn-Givnish of Langhorne

 


 

Historic 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 - Jim Maier
Webmaster -
Jim Maier
Artifacts -
Evelyn Aicher
Publicity -
Jean Noble
Hostess -
Sandi Kaiser
Archives -
Larry Langhans & Jim Maier
HLA Gift Shop - E
velyn 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 -
Jim Maier
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