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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.

                       

 

 

 

 

2016 Programs
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LCA Summer Speakers Series Announced!
 

All presentations will take place at the Anna Mary Williamson Library and Museum (HLA Headquarters) at the corner of W. Maple and Hill Avenues in Langhorne.  Presentations begin at 7:30 PM.  $5 donation to the LCA Student Scholarship Fund is requested.  Light refreshments will be served.  The venue is air conditioned and handicap-accessible.


June 14   Echoes of the Past
Florence Moonan expresses her internal emotions through color and texture, inspired by memories of travel, family mementos, and above all, music. From teenage experiences with the Lambertville Music Circus, her heart was set on becoming a performer, but a gift set of acrylics from her father, redirected her focus.
 


June 28   Patriots of African Descent in the Revolutionary War
Between 5,000 and 20,000 patriots of African and Native American descent served in the Continental Forces under the command of General George Washington. Author and educator Dr. Marion Lane will acquaint us with our country's forgotten patriots.
 


July 12    A Lone Goose and Empathy: Teaching in a Maximum Security Prison
Jayne Thompson's students at Graterford wrote letters to their younger selves and memoir pieces describing a regretful, haunting decision with the hope of reaching young people. The men showed tremendous empathy for others through their deeply moving stories. The assignments resulted in an anthology, LETTERS TO MY YOUNGER SELF.
 


July 26  Art on the Move
The Bucks County Traveling Art Collection was started in the 1940s by Bucks Co. Schools Superintendent, Dr. Charles H. Boehm, to expose school children to the Pennsylvania Impressionist painters.The Art on the Move program continues to bring these 350 original artworks to schools today to inspire learning of local history, creative writing, and, of course, art! Presented by Dr. Edwina Frasca-Stuart and Joanne Sutherland.
 


August 9  It's a Mystery!
Join us as Theodore Jerome (Ted) Cohen (aka Alyssa Devine), author and publisher of the Antarctic Murders Trilogy, the Detective Louis Martelli, NYPD, mystery/thriller series, and a book of short stories, shares how he is able to mix fiction with reality in ways even his family and friends have been unable to unravel!

 
 

 

Monday, September 26th, 7:30 PM - Mike Jesberger will present a program on the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

These programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served afterward.


Historic Langhorne Fall Ghost Tours coming in October!


New Features:

Search our Library collection via this link:

http://librarything.com/catalog/historiclanghorne

Search our Archives collection via this link:

http://dla.library.upenn,edu/dla/pacscl.ead.html?id_pacscl_hsp_hla13&


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.

 

 

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 Lauble 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