Greater Lehigh Valley’s Passport to History

Durham Mill 215 Old Furnace Road, Durham, PA

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. ... Read more

Village Beneath the Waves

Durham Mill 215 Old Furnace Road, Durham, PA

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 ... Read more

Paper Crafting Workshop

Durham Mill 215 Old Furnace Road, Durham, PA

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 ... Read more


History of Letterpress

Durham Mill 215 Old Furnace Road, Durham, PA

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 ... Read more


The Return of the Fire Dragon

Durham Mill 215 Old Furnace Road, Durham, PA

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 ... Read more