Dewees Museum
301 W. Main Street
Dewees Museum

The Historical Society

of Trappe, Collegeville, Perkiomen Valley inc.
Trappe, PA 19426

Celebrating Fifty Years (1964-2014)
 See below

201 W. Main Street
Muhlenberg House

From Our President

We are fifty years old this year and the Museum Committee is busy preparing an exhibit of photos and documents at the Dewees Museum that might have your name or face on them. There is so much to tell about the early days of the Society and there were so many of you who took part in this large undertaking.

In addition to this exhibit, which will be in the Miller room, the rest of the building will also be freshened and you will see early Gilbert coverlets woven in the 1700s, a newly acquired painting of Henry Clay which has a connection to Trappe, and our military room, just to name a few.

Don’t forget the Research Library and the services of Rev. Judith Meier, Historian, in case you need help locating some family history that has you stumped. There are also family files and subject files that might answer your questions.

In the early society notes and minutes, there was a goal to identify and document the homes in our area which are greater than one hundred years of age and to provide a plaque for each of these. This project continues today and if you are interested, we will be glad to talk with you.

Enjoy the season and bring family and friends along for a great day at the museum. Check our website for hours or call for special arrangements.

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Visit the Muhlenberg House  for new Muhlenberg materials. 

On-Going Events
 Our scheduled Sunday tours will resume April 2015
Please call (610) 489-7560 to schedule a special tour

We have a large variety of books for your pleasure.

Celebrating Fifty Years (1964-2014)

The Museum Committee is very busy preparing to celebrate fifty years of service to our community. Events are being planned and photos and memorabilia are being collected for an exhibit in the Dewees Museum of our life together this past half century. Watch the Calender for upcoming special events. The photos below reflect the enthusiasm of the Museum Committee in this effort.

Our Sunday openings this year will begin on April 13th and end in October.  Both the Dewees Museum and the Henry Muhlenberg House will be open on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month from 1:30 to 4:00 P.M. Tour guides will be available to guide you through each site, and the Gift Shop will be open for you to browse through.

The Museum Committee meets the third Thursday morning of every month in Dewees. Why not stop by and get involved?

We hope to see you one Sunday to enjoy a step back in time.


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 26708
Collegeville, PA 19426-0708

Telephone/FAX: (610) 489-7560
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The financial disclaimer: The Historical Society of Trappe, Collegeville, Perkiomen Valley, Inc. is a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation, a 501(c)(3) exempt organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, and is registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Charitable Organizations.

Official registration and financial information of The Historical Society Of Trappe, Collegeville, Perkiomen Valley, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Contributions to The Historical Society of Trappe, Collegeville, Perkiomen Valley, Inc. are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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