Learn about the Bucks County women who made history

Who are the women who made history in and around Bucks County? Celebrate women’s history in Bucks County with a special presentation hosted by the Gather Place Museum and the Lower Makefield Historical Society on Sunday, February 25th, from 2:00-4:00pm, at the Historic African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, 188 S. Canal Street, Yardley.

Shirley Lee Corsey, a gifted storyteller and conservator/executive director of The Gather Place Museum, will share stories about Women History Makers of Bucks County & Beyond. This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested. To reserve your seat or learn about future events, visit the Lower Makefield Historical Society at

Shirley’s presentation will be held at Gather Place Museum, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization headquartered at the Historic African Methodist Episcopal Church, located in the Historic District of Yardley.

With the mission of “Bringing History to Life,” the organization is dedicated to preserving history, celebrating culture, and fostering community engagement. Learn more at

On Sunday, April 14th, local food writer, librarian, and research historian Becky Libourel Diamond will take attendees on delicious and decadent journey to the past when she discusses her latest book, The Gilded Age Cookbook. Presented by the Lower Makefield Historical Society, Becky’s author’s talk will be from 2:00-4:00pm at the Lower Makefield Township Community Center, 1550 Oxford Valley Road in Yardley. The event is free and open to the public.

The style and excessiveness of this era (1868 to 1900) has ties to modern popular culture through books, films, and television shows, the Julian Fellowes television series The Gilded Age, on HBO. Becky’s work transports the reader back in time to lavish banquet tables with rich soups, juicy roasts, and luscious desserts, all coming to life through historic images and artistic photography.

Entertaining stories of the Vanderbilts, Astors, and Rockefellers are melded with historic menus and recipes updated for modern kitchens. Learn more at

The Lower Makefield Historical Society fosters an appreciation of the beauty and history of Lower Makefield Township in Bucks County. They foster an interest in and encourage the preservation of historic buildings, sites, and landscapes in Lower Makefield and the greater Bucks County areas. They promote, research, and publish information about local history and culture, and share their findings and collection of artifacts with the public.

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