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 40th Anniversary in 2019!

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, March 31, 2019
3:00 PM

"The Lady Was a Spy"

Dr. Linda DeRoche will discuss female spies in World War II

Sunday, April 28, 2019
3:00 PM

"A Pre-Revolutionary Picture of Lower Makefield Township"

Local history expert Dr. Helen Heinz will share the
historical journey of the first settlers and their legacy

Call (215-493-6776 x 100) or email your reservations to rsvp@dlar.org
for either or both of these Prickett lectures which will be held
at the David Library of the American Revolution in Wasington Crossing.

Click to view more details about these programs on the LMHS Calendar of Events

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.

To join this worthwhile and active organization, please click for the Lower Makefield Historical Society Membership Form

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