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The first person to correctly identify the site in this photo will be recognized as a truly perceptive scholar. Please send your responses to: Info@downingtownareahistoricalsociety.org
We’re asking subscribers to our free Hist-O-Grams to help us continue to conduct our Preserve and Protect Programs.
Noted below are reasons why we’re soliciting your support.
- We continue to restore and maintain Ashbridge House, our 304-year-old headquarters. Major projects we completed this year were repairing a brick stairway, and installing a new window well in the basement.
- We help local non-profit organizations. We provide a place for meetings of Downingtown area Girl Scout leaders. We also conduct programs so Girls Scouts and Cub Scouts can earn history-related badges. And we did a program for the Downingtown Woman’s Club. Also, we’re going to help the Woman’s Club celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2014.
- We constantly work on our archival collection. Newspaper articles about local people are clipped and pasted on 14 x 9 cards by volunteers every week. They comprise the Family Files, which now include clippings on more than 8,300 people. Also, we continue to add to our on-line index, noting all the names in the Family Files, which are listed on our website. And we continue to clip and paste articles about local governments, businesses, schools, churches, clubs and teams.
To help us continue to conduct these programs next year, we need you’re your help. Please send a tax-deductible donation to the Downingtown Area Historical Society.
Kindly make out your check to the DAHS and send it to: P. O. Box 9, Downingtown, PA 19335. If you have any questions, please call 610-269-1709 or contact us via info@Downingtownareahistoricalsociety.org. Thank you for your continued support.