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:

Saturday, November 2, 2019
3:00 PM

Kellee Blake will discuss women from the Delmarva Peninsula
and their roles in the American Revolution

David Library of the American Revolution in Washington Crossing
Call 215-493-6776 x 100 or email rsvp@dlar.org with your reservation

Sunday, November 17, 2019
3:00 PM

Food writer and historian Becky Diamond will explain the origins
of many holiday traditions in "A Very Victorian Christmas"

Old Library on Lake Afton in Yardley

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Members Only Holiday Brunch

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