LOCAL AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY EVENTS
For January, February, & March 2020
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Historical Society of Hilltown Township
Wednesday; March 25, 2020, 7:00 P.M.
NEARLY FORGOTTEN ARTISTS OF HILLTOWN TOWNSHIP
Bucks County has been the home of many well-known artists. However, who are the artists that actually lived in Hilltown Township? One nearly forgotten artist is John Falter, who illustrated more than 100 magazine covers while living near Blooming Glen from 1940 to the early 1950's. Falter used local scenes and events to create Saturday Evening Post covers. Many of Falter's illustrations and accomplishments will be shown by Power Point and by viewing the original covers. Artwork of Margaret Merritt Jurin will be shown and briefly described. Mark McCoy, a resident of Hilltown Township will display a few of his oil paintings. A silent auction and raffle of original Saturday Evening Post issues with Falter covers will be held benefitting the Historical Society.
Free but Donations Appreciated
Held at the Hilltown Municipal Building
13 W. Creamery Road & Rt. 152 Hilltown, Pa. 18962
Info - Call 267-614-9174

Lansdale Historical Society
The Lansdale Historical Society will present the second and third installments of "The Decades" series in the coming months.
January 9th, 2020 7:30 P.M.
AN ERA OF REAGAN and RUBIK'S CUBE
A lot happened in the 1980s: it was the decade of big hair, big phones, pastel suits, Cabbage Patch Kids, Yuppies, Live Aid, Thriller and Pac Man. More importantly it was an era of iconic moments that changed the world, from the U.S.A. hockey team defeating the Soviet Union to the fall of the Berlin wall.
We will look at cultural, political, and news events that shaped this decade along with how it affected us here, locally, around the Lansdale area-events like the end of the beloved West Point Park or the conversion of the old Lansdale Post Office to a new Borough Hall.
There are many subjects to cover during this decade of materialism and consumerism for our second community program of the 2019-20 season to be held Thursday, January 9 at 7:30 P. M., at Lansdale Borough Hall, I Vine Street.
The 80s is the second part of a five-part series, covering news, trends, sights and sound here at home and on the national level from the 1940s through the 1980s.
This second presentation will be narrated by Bill Henning. As usual, there is no admission charge but donations are appreciated.

February 13, 2020 7:30 P.M.
ROCK 'n' ROLL and NORTH PENN, too
The Society's third Community Program of the season will feature the days when rock "n" roll was born, far too many Americans died in a far-away place called Korea, the nation liked Ike, tail fins and interstate highways.
We learned to "duck and cover" and dance to Bandstand. Television invaded every household, introducing us to Uncle Milty, Howdy Doody and Sgt. Joe Friday.
Here at home, Hatfield and North Wales high schools faded into memory while Lansdale High morphed into North Penn and took in students from the entire region.
There was the Rec, the turnpike extension, sock hops, WIBG and Hy Lit, and something new downtown called the Madison Parking Lot. Clemens moved to the edge of town and one of those new-fangled shopping centers sprang up on South Broad Street. The Mart arrived in Montgomeryville, complete with Fleck's Sticky Buns.
These were the 1950s, the third in our Decades series. It will be presented Thursday, February 13, 7:30 P.M. at Lansdale Borough Hall. The presenter will be Steve Moyer who has hosted many of our shows in the past.
As usual, there will be no admission charge but donations are greatly appreciated. No program is scheduled for March.
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Perkasie Historical Society
100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICAN LEGION
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
The 100th Anniversary of the American Legion will be presented by Paul Clymer. The Perkasie Historical Society has regular dinner meetings featuring a speaker or program. Meetings are at 6:30 P. M. at the St. Stephens Church, 110 N. 6th St., Perkasie. Reservations are necessary. Please call Pat Gahman at 215 257-9624 to reserve your seat. Dinners are $12 payable at the door.