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2017 Membership Now Open
Join Our Team!
(Membership starts September 1 and Ends August 31)
Why we exist (from our By-Laws):
"The basic purpose of the Society is to preserve and to create awareness of and interest in
the past human experience in Springfield Township."
As a member, you play a huge supporting role in keeping the memories alive in Springfield Township. The Springfield Township (Bucks County) Historical Society depends on member contributions to keep the Church School maintained and its contents available for public viewing and research. Our recent online presence through this website and our Face book page provide a way for former Springfield Township residents to connect back to their Springfield Township memories, no matter where they may presently live.
As a member, you
May vote in all elections.
Are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.
Receive a quarterly local history publication entitled the "Springfield Chronicles" containing perspectives on rural life in Springfield Township. This publication is not sold anywhere and will not be available for purchase online. It is only available to members of the Society.
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2017 Membership Form
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You can then print out and fill in the form and mail it with a check to:
Springfield Township (Bucks County) Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 21
Springtown, PA 18081
The Church School Story
Church School is the third school building to exist on its present site. 1892 is inscribed in the doorstep, making the present building over one hundred twenty years old. It was erected on the foundation of the 1860 building that had replaced the original 1816 building. The cornerstone and some of the wall of the original building are embedded in the south wall of the present building. Shutters and some "shutter dogs" are original to the exterior of the present building. Original interior features are window moldings, wainscoting, chair rails, blackboards, and chalk trays. The original school bell still rings from the louvered bell tower.
Church School was used by the Palisades School District first as an elementary classes one room school.
It was the 1957-58 school year when Church School became kindergarten only. For the next 24 years, through its final year school year, 1980-81, Church School was kindergarten only. (Thanks to Thomas Cline for the update.)
Prior to use by the Palisades School District, it was used by the Springfield Township School District. The last kindergarten classes were held in 1981.
In 1982, Church School became the home of the Historical Society.
Later, in 1998, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Pleasant Valley gave ownership of Church School and its property to the Society.
There is a special fund set up to provide for repair and maintenance to Church School.
Our Free Public Programs
Join us at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
across the street from Church School!
(use the GPS address: 2165 State Route 212, Coopersburg, PA)
Stay tuned for our Fall 2016 Program Information!
Bring your questions and stories to share.
Come join us as we make some new memories!
Help Us Save Your History For Future Generations.
The society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization recognized by the IRS, and all contributions are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.
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