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
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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:

Annual Meeting featuring an exhibit of
"Yardley- Past and Present" photographs and other historic memorabilia

We are pleased to have as our special guest Carl LaVo. Carl, a weekly columnist with two Bucks County papers, will give a local interest presentation and greet attendees. Carl specializes in exploring and researching the obscure and odd spots in the county and enjoys sharing his new found knowledge with the public. His recent book, Bucks County Adventures, will be available for sale at the event. In addition, an original Keith Mountford print featuring the Patterson Farm, will be raffled. Tickets, which may be purchased on that day, are $2 each or 3 for $5.

Open to the public - no admission fee

Sunday, June 11th
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Patterson Farm
949 Mirror Lake Rd, Lower Makefield

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