Welcome to The Millbrook Society's website.
The Millbrook Society is a non-profit organization that inspires passion about preserving and protecting the rich history of Hatboro and local communities.

We achieve our mission through three interrelated activities:

 

  • PRESERVATION…by collecting and maintaining artifacts, documents, manuscripts, maps.

 

  • PROTECTION…by archaeology, and recording and researching historical data on buildings and other assets.

 

  • EDUCATION…by presentations, programs, publications, reenactments and related activities.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SAVE THE DATE, MAY 11TH:  THE MILLBROOK SOCIETY'S ANNUAL MEETING!  ALL ARE WELCOME!

Our guest speaker is historical reenactor, Michael Jesberger, presenting: "THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION IN BUCKS AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY"  

(The presentation is from 8-9 p.m. immediately following the Society's business portion of the meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m.)  Click here for more information.  

 

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Tricentennial News

Hatboro's 300th Anniversary

 

The year 2015 marked Hatboro's Tricentennial!  Hatboro shone brightly under the spotlight of events and activities celebrating the Borough's past, present and future.  300 years ago, "the Billet" began as a prime stop on the road to New York from Philadelphia. Hatboro was noted as a center of learning and education with its Union Library and Loller Academy. General George Washington met here to discuss strategy early in the war. A Revolutionary War skirmish was fought here. President Benjamin Harrison was entertained at the home of Congressman Isaac N. Evans in 1889.  

Lukens Clock Rededicated on December 31st, 2015.

 

The Millbrook Society has been working with the Borough of Hatboro in the restoration and preservation of the Isaiah Lukens Clock at Loller Academy. This effort began through helping to raise the matching funds for two Commonwealth grants and now acting as trustee of the endowment fund for the clock's perpetual care.  Visit the "News and Events" tab on our website for highlights of the festivities.  Click here to learn more about the Lukens clock project.

Items for Purchase

Ideal for learning more about our local history!  Perfect for gift-giving or for your home library collection.  Proceeds support The Millbrook Society's mission.  These items are available at the museum and often are available at our programs and events, or you can call or email us to order your copy.  

Battle of Crooked Billet DVD
This video was made by a local production company in 2007. Millbrook served as historic advisor and several of our members participated in the reenactments. DVDs are a suggested donation of $20 each.
Images of America: Hatboro Book
Millbrook had the opportunity to work with Arcadia to publish this book back in 2000. It features beautiful pictures of our town's past, many photos which had never been seen by the public before. Books are available for a donation of $20.
1860 Hatboro Map
This wonderful map has been beautifully reproduced on a cream watercolor paper. It is 9"x16.5". We have two versions available:  black and white ($5.00) and watercolor ($25.00).