The Spring-Ford Area Historical Society is a non-profit corporation
organized exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of
section 501c3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1954 as amended.
-Contributions are tax deductible-
The Spring-Ford Area Historical Society was first organized in October of 1984.
There was an open house held at the Royersford train station on October 28th
where several parties displayed collections of artifacts and memorabilia from
the local area. On November 13th, 1984 the first officers were elected. Lee
Wanner served as the president and meetings were held monthly at the Phoenix
Savings & Loan community room.
The purpose of this non-profit organization
was for the promotion and development of information of historical value for
the people of the Spring-Ford area, to include - but not limited to – research,
publication, acquisition and preservation of property throughout the area.
The Society continued to grow and develop.
In 1986 incorporation was accomplished and
the by-laws developed. In May of 1988 a grand opening was held for a
museum located in the old Royersford train station.
In 1995 the SFAHS found it necessary to
relocate its museum and accepted an offer of space at the Bard Community
Center. The new museum site on Fourth Avenue in Royersford
was opened to the public in April of that
year. With the full support of the membership and the community, the
continued to grow.
In 1999 the William Lewin
Plantation House property was offered for
sale to the historical society through the efforts of Robert Weikel,
a great grandson of William Lewin. A grant from the Bard Foundation,
and local support, made the purchase possible. The settlement on the property at 526 Main Street in Royersford was
completed on January 24th, 2000 and the SFAHS had a new home. After much work and a complete renovation
of the barn, which houses many of our industrial displays, the new museum
was opened on May 5th, 2001. This new location on Main Street offers many
advantages such as: Space, visibility, easy access, parking, and the historical significance of the property, just
to name a few.
Membership meetings are held at the Royersford VFW.
See the Events page for more information...