|September 7th||SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY DAY - See below|
THE HISTORY of YEAKEL CEMETERY
Presented by Jack Yeakel - See below
BLOOMFIELD FARM DAY at the Morris Arboretum
For more information and a $5 OFF Coupon - see below.
HISTORY IN MOTION Event at the historic Phil-Mont Christian Academy
For TICKET Information, SPONSOR Forms, DONATION Forms and other info,
please see below.
The 19th Springfield Township Community Day|
Sunday, September 7th, 2014
at Cisco Park
Montgomery Avenue, Erdenheim, PA
The 19th Springfield Township Community Day will start with the Springfield 5K Run. The race begins at 9:00 am. Following the Race, from 11 am to 2pm there will be free food and drinks. You will be able to meet local merchants and township organizations. The Springfield Township Historical Society will be there amongst them!
Come join us for raffles, displays, and so much more!
The proceeds of the day go to benefit the Springfield Township Police and Fire Departments.
Cisco Park is located on Montgomery Avenue between Bethlehem Pike and Paper Mill Roads.
The History of Yeakel Cemetery
Mr. Jack Yeakel
Thursday, September 18th, 2014
First Presbyterian Church in Springfield
Bethlehem Pike and East Mill Road in Flourtown, PA
The Yeakel Cemetery is the final resting place of some of Chestnut Hill and Springfield Township's earliest inhabitants. The burial ground is located in a wooded area behind a rehabilitation center in the Wyndmoor section of the township. Its elusive location has kept it out of public view for nearly a century.
The Yeakel Cemetery was once owned by the Mack family of Germantown and was used as a place of interment prior to 1753. Many buried here are descendants of the Schwenkfelders who came to Philadelphia seeking religious freedom in 1734. Tradition states that Revolutionary war casualties are buried here in unmarked graves. Four men, buried here, are listed as members of the Pennsylvania militia. Christopher Yeakel, whose house was ransacked by British troops in 1777, purchased the property in 1802. There are 53 known burials in the cemetery. The last one was Matilda Heydrick who died in 1902.
Flourtown resident and Springfield Township Historic Society board member Jack Yeakel is a ninth generation descendant of those early settlers. Over many years, Jack has researched the history of the site and is currently leading an effort to preserve it. His presentation will explore the history of the cemetery and the remarkable connections it has to many local landmarks we see today.
Please join us on September 18th to discover more about this 260 year old historic landmark. The public is invited to attend, and there is no charge for admission. Reservations are not required. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information call 215-233-4600
Bloomfield Farm Day
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Sunday, October 19th, 2014
From 12:00 to 3:00 pm
Springfield Mill at Bloomfield Farm by Sally Yates
Visitors are invited to celebrate farming life, past and present at Bloomfield Farm Day. Tour the Arboretum's oldest building, the recently renovated Springfield Mills which dates back to 1760.
Learn about time-honored farming professions by educational instructors Jim Bob, the Bee Keeper, Jack the Cooper, a traditional woodworker, and Quilter, Patti Stone. Explore goat farming and products made from goat milk with Shady Apple Goats who will be on site with two baby goats, Buckwheat and Clover. Weaver's Way will also be in attendance with live chickens to discuss backyard chicken keeping.
Enjoy blue grass music by a local band and look for Springfield Township Historical Society who will have games and crafts for the kids.
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to glimpse a different time with a short trip to Bloomfield Farm, located across the street from the Arboretum's main entrance on Northwestern Avenue.
Visitors will receive $5.00 off regular admission with STHS coupon!
HISTORY IN MOTION
Friday, November 7th, 2014
6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
PHIL-MONT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
35 Hillcrest Avenue
Erdenheim, PA 19038
STHS and Chaddsford Winery will present "History in Motion Film Event" at the Phil-Mont Christian Academy in Erdenheim, on Friday evening, November 7. Festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a complimentary wine tasting by our signature sponsor Chaddsford Winery with light appetizers, live music, and a silent auction of items donated by local businesses and residents.
The reception will be followed by a screening of Stealing Home, starring Jodie Foster, Marc Harmon and Harold Ramis. Scenes from the film were shot in Springfield Township, Chestnut Hill and Roxborough.
Proceeds will benefit the Springfield Township Historical Society. Located at the Black Horse Inn, 1432 Bethlehem Pike in Flourtown, STHS has a collection that includes photographs of Springfield Township sites, a selection of Colonial era tax records, research on the history of various residences and institutions, and atlases and maps from the late 19th through the 20th century and more. The collection also contains a number of deeds and documents relating to Springfield Township properties, as well as an extensive holding of information, photographs and artifacts from the Stotesbury estate, Whitemarsh Hall.
We are also actively seeking sponsors and contributors! We need Silent Auction Items, Food Donations, and Corporate or Friend Sponsors. Please see below for SPONSOR and DONATION forms.
TICKETS to the event are $25 per person.
Note: For more information and updates about the
BLACK HORSE INN