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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(more events and further details being added, please check back)

Most Programs are Free and open to the Public

Saturday, November 2, 2019
3:00 PM

"Unbroken Reeds: Eastern Shore Women
and the American Revolution"

Historian Kellee Blake will discuss the stories of several
Eastern Shore Women and how they were redefined
by their experiences with the emerging nation.

Presented at the
David Library of the American Revolution
1201 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977

Call 215-493-6776 x 100
or email rsvp@dlar.org with your reservation

Sunday, November 17, 2019
3:00 PM

"A Very Victorian Christmas"

Food writer and historian Becky Diamond will explain
the origin of sugar plums as a holiday luxury
as well as other holiday treats and customs.

Presented with the Yardley Historical Association
at the Old Library on Lake Afton
46 W. Afton Ave
Yardley, PA 19067

Annual LMHS Holiday Brunch
for Members Only

Sunday, December 8th


Just some of the previous and excellent LMHS Events
"A Pre-Revolutionary Picture of Lower Makefield Township"
Local history expert Dr. Helen Heinz shared the
historical journey of the first settlers and their legacy
"The Lady Was a Spy"
Linda DeRoche discussed female spies in World War II
"Button, Button, Who Has the Button?"
Bobbie Michael discussed buttons and what they tell about history
Lower Makefield Pride Day at the Community Park
on Edgewood Road
Barn Historian and Author Gregory Huber:
"The Historic Barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania"
Historian, Librarian & Actress, Carol S. Levin, portraying Emily Roebling
Dr. Donald Koones lecture: Marjorie Merriweather Post
Historian & Actress JoAnn Tufo portraying Journalist Nellie Bly
"Yardley - Past and Present"
Photography & Other Historical Memorabilia Exhibition
"The Life & Music of Marion Evans: Arranger to the Stars"
"Trip Around the World in a Locomobile, 1909-1910"
"Anne-Bonney - Pirates Wife"
"Downton Abbey"
Becky Diamond speaks about her book:
"The Thousand Dollar Dinner: America's First Great Culinary Challenge"
"Alice of Dunk's Ferry: The Life and Images of an Enslaved Woman"
Visit to the Constitution Center, Philadelphia
"Revolutionary Tea"
"Present But Not Accounted For:
Women at the 1777-1778 Valley Forge Encampment
Charles Lindbergh Program
"The Case That Never Dies: The Lindbergh Kidnapping"
"Rosie the Riveter"
Tour of Graeme Park
3rd Annual Laura Prickett Lecture: "Mt Vernon, Understanding
George Washington Through His Private Spaces"
Tour of the Highlands Mansion and Gardens
Ft. Washington, PA
"Grace Kelly: American Princess"
Twilight Tour of Slate Hill Cemetery
Trenton's Old Barracks Museum
Gardening Gala in Honor of Laura Prickett
Guided Tour of Washington Crossing Historical Park
and Bowman's Hill Tower
"Over Here, Molly Pitcher"
Tour of Historic Fort Mifflin
"Meet Harry S. and Bess Truman"
Field Trip to Pennsbury Manor & Lunch at the Yardley Inn

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