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Exciting things are happening at Historic Langhorne Association this Spring. We hope you can join us!!!
Please join us for the following speaker programs this spring:
Monday, March 23rd, 7:30 pm: Chris Blaydon, former Langhorne Mayor and a retired commercial jet pilot with Pan Am, has been sailing the Delaware Estuary for over 45 years and has been photographing its historic sites from Trenton to Cape Henlopen. On this evening, he will speak about some of the historic sites on the upper estuary including Pennsbury Manor, Glen Foerd estate, Andalusia, the State in Schuylkill Fishing Club and much more.
Monday, April 27th, 7:30 pm: Jim Davis, doing business as Tidy Tombstones, will speak about his work cleaning, repairing and restoring historic and family gravestones. He also researches the family history of many of the gravestones he restores and has many stories to tell. You can read more about his work at his website,www.tidytombstones.com.
Sunday, May 3rd, 2:00 pm - at Historic LanghorneMeet Carrie Chapman Catt, a leader of the Womens’ Suffrage Movement and Founder of the League of Women Voters., as portrayed by Pat Jordan. Experience the 72-year struggle to achieve equality for all American citizens as told by a smart, funny and engaging storyteller!
This event issponsored by Florence Wharton, Langhorne resident and author of the book, "Langhorne - Crossroads of History", and will be held at the Anna Mary Williamson Library and Museum, 160 W. Maple Ave., in Langhorne Borough.
As a leader of the Women’s Suffrage movement, Ms. Catt campaigned for passage of the Nineteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution which gave women the right to vote. She served as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (succeeding Susan B. Anthony) and was the founder of the League of Women Voters and the International Alliance of Women. She "led an army of vote-less women in 1919 to pressure Congress to pass the constitutional amendment giving them the right to vote and convinced state legislatures to ratify it in 1920" and "was one of the best-known women in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century". The year2020 rep-resents the 100th anniversary of this important event in American history.
Spring is just around the corner according to Punxsutawney Phil. Reserve your tickets now for this event!
Summer Upcoming Events
June 7th, 2:00-5:00 pm: Annual Strawberry Festival.We are always looking for vendors and volunteers for this event. Please send us an email if you are interested.
Thursday, September 24th: Broadway at the Beach: Surflight Theater (Beach Haven, NJ) production of "Murder on the Orient Express". Round trip bus, Lunch at Buckalew’s and theater tickets - $100/person.
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.
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