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.

 

MILLBROOK HIGHLIGHTS...        

ANNUAL SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS, DEC 10TH, 5-8:30 p.m., at the Hatboro Baptist Church.  

Millbrook will again sponsor a colonial room with costumed interpreters, colonial decorations and games.  

 

Small Town Christmas, presented by the Hatboro Baptist Church located on York Road, is a family celebration of Christmas featuring crafts, colonial Christmas, treats, skits, a live nativity and much more!  The event is free and open to the public.


Scenes from historic Hope Lodge, Saturday, November 5, 2016, commemorating the time from November 2

to December 11, 1777 when the Continental Army were encamped in the Whitemarsh Hills.

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The Millbrook Society announces its newest publication, "Colonial Land Tenure in Hatboro and Vicinity & the Settlement of Horsham Township." The book is a compendium of two books written by renown educator and local historian, Charles Harper Smith. Both books are now combined in one volume and feature a combined index makng it an extraordinary repository of Hatboro and Horsham history.  

 

Mrs. Helen Stubbs Smith, Charles' wife, was instrumental in forming The Millbrook Society.  By releasing this new book in the 70th anniversary of Charles Harper Smith's passing, The Millbrook Society takes great pride in continuing his legacy in educating and preserving local history.  

 

Requested donation is $20.  Proceeds support the mission-driven work of the Society.  Call or email The Millbrook Society to order your copy of this local history gem!        

 

 

 

 

 

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).