The Yardley Historical Association and The Old Library by Lake Afton

The Yardley Historical Association strives to preserve one of Bucks County’s most scenic landmarks – the Old Library by Lake Afton. The Victorian-style structure was built in 1878 as the library for the community of Yardley. It served in that capacity until 1977, when the books were moved to the new public library in Lower Makefield Township.

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The Yardley Historical Association and The Old Library by Lake Afton

The Yardley Historical Association strives to preserve one of Bucks County’s most scenic landmarks – the Old Library by Lake Afton. The Victorian-style structure was built in 1878 as the library for the community of Yardley. It served in that capacity until 1977, when the books were moved to the new public library in Lower Makefield Township.

YHA acquired the building at that time and undertook an extensive restoration. Today the Association’s collection of photographs, maps, newspapers, letters, scrapbooks, and ephemera relating to the Yardley area are housed inside.

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YHA Christmas events, December 6th & 7th

The Old Library by Lake Afton will be dressed in its holiday best as the Yardley Historical Association celebrates “A Dickens of a Christmas.” This year’s festivities include two events. A Community Open House will be held on Saturday, December 6th from 2:00 to 5:00pm, and there will be a Holiday Gathering on Sunday, December 7th at 5:00pm.

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‘Float Your Boat’ on Lake Afton

Come make a boat and float it on Yardley’s Lake Afton on Saturday, August 9th from 10:00am until noon. Environmentally friendly materials will be waiting for creative boat builders, young and old, at the Old Library by Lake Afton, 46 West Afton Avenue. Participants are encouraged to bring along their own materials, too.

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