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.


  • November 18th, 8-9 P.M. HISTORY OF HATBORO:  Learn about the founding of Hatboro and its history over the first 100 years.  Presented by David Shannon, president of The Millbrook Society and Borough.  Program will be held at the Amy B. Yerkes museum, second floor, Hatboro Baptist Church, York Road in Hatboro. Call or email The Millbrook Society to register.  This program is free to members and a suggested donation of $5 for non-members. More information

News & Events

Hatboro's 300th Anniversary

The year 2015 marks Hatboro's tri-centennial! 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 Congressmen I.N Evans in the 1880s. For more information on events going on throughout the year, please check our Calendar of Events and the official Tri-centennial Facebook page. More information

Lukens Clock Restoration Project

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 clocks perpetual care. More information

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 water color paper. It is 9"x16.5". We have two versions available, Black and White and Water Colored. The Black and White is $5. and the Water Colored is $25.