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 EVENT, February 24th: "EXPLORING PENNSYLVANIA GENEALOGY"
The Millbook Society is hosting its next genealogical program on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 8 PM in the Amy B. Yerkes Museum on the 2nd floor of the Hatboro Baptist Church. Click here for more information.
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.