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GROVER CLEVELAND BERGDOLL:
VILLAIN OR VICTIM?

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

 

The Newtown Square Historical Society invites you to our monthly program on Wednesday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the Dunwoody Village auditorium to hear local historian Rich Paul speak on early aviator Grover Cleveland Bergdoll, who learned to fly from Orville Wright and delighted Delaware County with his flights form Eagle Field (now Manoa Shopping Center).  Details at our Events page.

 

 

 


LATEST LOCAL HISTORY ARTICLE

“The 1909 and 1933 maps of Newtown Township both contain something that has always puzzled me –  a railroad running through the eastern end of the Township … the “Darby Creek Low Grade Line” of the Pennsylvania Railroad.”

To take a ride on the Darby Creek Low Grade, go to this page and head down to the very bottom entry:  articles here!

 

 

 


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Some of the Projects we are currently working on

Digital Archiving

We are currently in the process of digitizing a large volume of our records

Endangered Buildings

View our list of buildings & structures that are currently endangered

Preservation Ordinance

Did you know our historic sites are not legally protected by a Historic Preservation Ordinance?

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