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Education, preservation, and restoration of that which is historically significant is the driving force behind the Lower Providence Historical Society. Founded and informally established in 1997, it was incorporated February 12, 2001. Among its many diverse projects the society is focusing its major effort on the stabilization of the Casselberry house.
Lower Providence Historical Society presents
April 15, 2015 will be the 103 anniversary to the day of the sinking of the Titanic. In recognition of this historical and tragic event the Lower Providence Historical Society is presenting, “Pennsylvania Tales from the Titanic”. The presentation will be on April 15, 2015, 7:30 PM at Shannondell at Valley Forge in the Bradford Building Theater, 1000 Shannondell Drive, Audubon, Pa. 19403.
Nearly 180 persons aboard the Titanic had some connection to Pennsylvania. The presentation will focus on six families, including those from this area of Southeastern Pennsylvania. These families cover those who traveled from first class to third class on the Titanic.
The presenter is Ned Schillow. He is a retired math professor from Lehigh Carbon Community College. His interest in the Titanic dates back to his childhood and he attended annual meetings of the Titanic Historical Society. He was also co-author with his brother of two youth novels about the Titanic. Over the past two years he has been researching Pennsylvania’s ties to the Titanic and plans to publish a book on this subject by the end of 2015.
If you wish to attend and you are not a resident of Shannondell please call the Lower Providence Historical Society at: 610-631-9755 so we can have a parking pass waiting for you at the gate. Please leave your name and number. You must contact us by no later then April 10, 2015
See you there!
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Please stop by all of the winning restaurants and try out the winning entries.
The Lower Providence Historical Society was founded and informally established in 1997; it was incorporated February 12, 2001 and established as a 501C3. One of its major projects is the stabilization and preservation of the historic Casselberry House located in the Evansburg section of the Township.
Doug Hager, President of the Lower Providence Historical Society said, the Casselberry House is owned by the Township and the Lower Providence Historical Society entered into an agreement with the Township to restore and maintain the Casselberry house so the Society may use it as their headquarters and meetings site.
The house is historically important to the township due to its age, architecture and structural changes by the Casselberry family who owned the house for over 150 years. The core of the house was built in 1734. There were five additions to the house reflecting the changing needs of its inhabitants. The Casselberry family was a locally prominent family throughout the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. One of the significant events that occurred at the house was the visit of George Washington during the encampment of the Continental Army at Valley Forge.
Given the age of the structure there are many immediate needs in order to stabilize the house. The Historical Society has done renovations that included stabilizing the foundation, renovating the main front room, replacing the bath room, painting the exterior trim, replacing windows, repairing the floors on the first floor, replacing and upgrading the electrical and plumbing among a number of other maintenance items. There are still many other areas of restoration and preservation that need to be completed.
For more information or if you wish to make a contribution or become a member of the Lower Providence Historical Society you can call 610-631-9755 or visit our website at www.lowerprovidencehs.org.
Submitted by W. Douglas Hager, President
Lower Providence Historical Society