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October 2019

Walk in Penn’s Woods

October 6 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Durham Township Environmental Advisory Council invites you to attend its 3rd Annual Walk in Penn’s Woods in partnership with the Cooks Creek Watershed Association and The Durham Historical Society! Taking place October 6 from noon - 3pm, this year’s guided walk takes place on three contiguous private properties within Durham Township. It’s a downhill walk of approximately 1.5-miles that traverses former roads and paths through old growth forest and a blue heron rookery on beautiful Cooks Creek, one of…

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September 2019

Philosophy and Reality of Architectural Preservation

September 22 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Durham Mill, 215 Old Furnace Road
Durham, PA 18039 United States
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Have you ever wondered what makes an old house or other building worth preserving? Join the Durham Historical Society as it welcomes Michael Margulies as a speaker in its continuing lecture series. The presentation will be held this Sunday, September 22 nd at 2:00 in the Durham Mill. Mr. Margulies is a well-respected local architect who specializes in architectural preservation. Michael is a consultant to several municipalities and sits on the Board of Directors for Preservation New Jersey. His topic…

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August 2019

Historic Deed Book Restoration Project

August 25 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Durham Mill, 215 Old Furnace Road
Durham, PA 18039 United States
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$5

Durham Historical Society is proud to announce that our guest speaker on Sunday, August 25th will be Robin Robinson, Bucks County Recorder of Deeds. Robin took office in January, 2018, and soon discovered over 500 historic deed books deteriorating in a county warehouse. She created the Historic Deed Book Restoration Project, attracted contributions from local businesses and individuals and proceeded to get the books restored to their former condition. Samples of the books have been on display in various locations…

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July 2019

The Return of the Fire Dragon

July 28 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Durham Mill, 215 Old Furnace Road
Durham, PA 18039 United States
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$5

Please join the Durham Historical Society as it presents “Durham Furnace II, 1848-1908 – The Return of the Fire Dragon”, the story of the second Durham Furnace. Jim Walter, a Society Board member and local expert on the Durham Furnace will tell the story of what happened after the original furnace (on which foundation the current mill was built) was no longer in service. Many historians have indicated that Durham played an important role in the start of the American…

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History of Letterpress

July 27 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Durham Mill, 215 Old Furnace Road
Durham, PA 18039 United States
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$25

It’s hard to imagine with the technology we have available today, but not so many years ago the printing of books, notices, newspapers etc., were all accomplished through the art of letterpress. This involved setting metal or wood type in a frame, coating it with a thin film of ink and applying it to a sheet of paper with the help of a mechanical press. 30 years ago the art was considered dead but it was brought back to life…

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