Hillside Farm was built in Lower Makefield Township c. 1737-57 on a plot of land owned by Cornelius Slack
~ from original pen & ink drawing (artist unknown)

About Lower Makefield
Historical Properties
Events Calendar
LMHS Scholarship

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With more than 250 historical sites and structures existing in Lower Makefield today, the Lower Makefield Historical Society's mission is to raise public awareness, stimulate the appreciation of our local architectural heritage, and to inspire preservation efforts whenever & wherever possible.

Just some of these historic sites at left
, dating from the 1700's, include Elm Lowne, Henry Hough House, Hillside Farm, Bennett House, Bile's Corner & more.

Dedication to preservation helps perpetuate the special character of our township.

Lower Makefield Historical Society Celebrates its 38th Anniversary in 2017!

Look for these 2017 LMHS Exciting Upcoming Events...and more:

"The Life & Music of Marion Evans: Arranger to the Stars"

Marion Evans will share stories of the music business where he has
arranged for Judy Garland, Kate Smith, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman,
Sammy Davis, Jr., Tony Bennet & more. Get a first-hand look at music
history over the last six decades.

April 23rd @ 3:00 PM

"Preserving the Past for the Future"
2 Laura Prickett Lectures:

"The Five Mile Woods Preserve
- a History"
New book by Historian, Peter Osborne
Lecture, Book Signing & Reception

June 4th
@ 3:00 PM

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"Visions of the Past & Present"
Gallery Tour & Reception with the Artists of Yardley

June 11th
@ 3:00 PM

Click to view more details about these and other programs on the LMHS Calendar

Membership Information

The Lower Makefield Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the beauty and historic significance of Lower Makefield Township and Bucks County. The Society promotes the research and publishing of findings regarding local history and culture.

The Society enjoys a diverse and active membership and invites anyone interested in the history and the heritage of our community to join. General membership meetings include guest speakers presenting a wide range of topics specifically designed to entertain and inform. A membership newsletter, a holiday party, and a spring installation reception are included in the membership benefits package.

Please click for the Lower Makefield Historical Society Membership Form

Lower Makefield Historical Society
P.O. Box 228
Yardley, PA 19067