Historic Langhorne Association was established in 1965 to research, record, and preserve Langhorne’s fascinating history.
Its headquarters is in the former Langhorne Library, 160 W. Maple Avenue.
Built in 1888, thanks to a $12,000 bequest of Anna Mary Williamson, the Victorian style library served as a branch of the Bucks County Free Library.
HLA has occupied the library since 1977.
The building is open to the public free of charge as a museum and research library with many books on local history.
There is an extensive collection of local artifacts, genealogical records and an archives collection of photographs and documents.
A gift shop offers items such as Bucks County history books, postcards, maps, prints and pottery.
Programs on historic topics are held at 7:30pm on the fourth Mondays of September, October, March and April and are free open to the public.
The Association’s October Ghost Tours are always popular.
Other events include Santa’s December visit, the April Tea, the Memorial Day Open House and the June Strawberry Festival.
Hours are Wednesday and Saturday morning 10:00am to noon and Wednesday evenings 7:00 to 9:00pm.
A handicapped lift is accessible at the rear of the building.
Appointments can be arranged by calling 215-757-1888.
An entirely volunteer organization, the Association is always in need of help interested in history.
Visit HLA on the web at www.historiclanghorne.org and also Facebook under Historic Langhorne Association.
For further information, contact President Jim Maier at 215-757-1888, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.