Springfield Township Historical Society Archives

The archives of the Springfield Township Historical Society are housed in our new home in the Black Horse Inn at 1432 Bethlehem Pike in Flourtown, PA 19031.

whitemarshhall1Visitors may view a small exhibit or do research on local history. Our collection includes numerous 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.

The historical society welcomes donations of family photos and papers and other items related to Springfield Township area history.

oreland-quarryThe historical society archives are located in two rooms on the first floor in the inn. Entrance is through the right hand door on the south side of the building. In order for us to better serve you during this transitional period as the historical society settles into new quarters, we recommend that those interested in doing research call ahead when possible.


Toll gate at Bethlehem Pike in Flourtown, 1906

Toll gate at Bethlehem Pike in Flourtown, 1906

The archives are OPEN to the public –
Tuesday Evenings, from 7 p.m. to 9 p. m.
Wednesdays, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
For more information, call 215-233-4600.

Our location is:
Springfield Township Historical Society
The Black Horse Inn
1432 Bethlehem Pike
Flourtown, PA 19031

Note: All MAIL should continue to be sent to: STHS, P.O. Box 564, Flourtown, PA 19031

Recent Donations

Earlier this summer, Montgomery Newspapers generously donated microfilmed copies of The Sunnybrook Sun which became The Springfield Sun and The Colonial dating from the 1940s through the 1990s. The Sunnybrook Sun took its name from the Sunnybrook Country Club which was the course now known as the Flourtown Country Club. These newspapers will undoubtedly prove useful to future generations of researchers interested in local history. STHS extends its thanks to Montgomery Newspapers for their foresight and generosity.

Research and Reproduction Fees

(Staff check of catalog to find what STHS has on a given topic and page items)
• Non-members: $15 per visit
• Members: FREE
• Students (non-members): $5 per visit.

• Flat fee: $50 for up to 2 hours of research. $20 for each additional hour. Includes up to 10 photocopies and up to $2 worth of postage. Additional photocopies and postage will carry an additional charge. Fee must be paid in advance.

• Photocopying: $0.25 per page
• Scans on CD and email of digitally archived images: $15.00 (plus shipping if mailed.

• Commercial uses (printed): $75.00 per item
• Commercial uses (web): $150.00 per item
• Non-profit uses (printed): $30.00 per item
• Non-profit uses (web): $50.00 per item
• Films: $100.00 per item