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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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June 2019

Paper Crafting Workshop

June 22 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Durham Mill, 215 Old Furnace Road
Durham, PA 18039 United States
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$40

The Durham Historical Society is sponsoring the first in a series of craft workshops for the community. Valerie M. mARTz a local artist will be conducting a hands-on workshop at the Durham Mill on June 22nd from 11:00 to 1:00. She will demonstrate and assist attendees in making paper boxes to store personal treasures. The boxes will be embellished with an image of a Durham Boat and will give participants a sense of satisfaction that they have mastered a craft…

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Village Beneath the Waves

June 9 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Durham Mill, 215 Old Furnace Road
Durham, PA 18039 United States
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On June 9th we will be hosting a program featuring Carl LaVo, a local author and newspaper feature writer. His topic will be:  VILLAGE BENEATH THE WAVES: The sad saga of a pristine, historic Bucks County village destroyed for a boating paradise in Nockamixon. Presentation will take place in the Durham Mill at 2:00 Sunday, June 9th. Light refreshments will be served. Free to members; $5.00 for non-members. Carl LaVO, a graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville, is a…

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April 2019

Greater Lehigh Valley’s Passport to History

April 27 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Durham Mill, 215 Old Furnace Road
Durham, PA 18039 United States

On April 27th the Durham Historical Society will be participating in the Greater Lehigh Valley's Passport to History event. The Society's contribution will be to offer tours of the historic Durham Mill to visitors.  If you haven't had the opportunity to see the mill lately, you might want to stop by between noon and 4:00. In addition, there will be over 20 historical groups offering programs throughout the Lehigh Valley that day. Go to https://lvhistory.org for more details about what is…

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