A Ticket to Ride: Chestnut Hill Amusement Park

November 12, 2023

Ambler Theater
108 E Butler Ave, Ambler, PA 19002

Tickets: $30 each

Join us on Sunday evening, November 12 th , 7:00 p.m. at the Ambler Theater as we travel back in time to visit the Chestnut Hill Amusement Park, formerly located just outside Chestnut Hill in Springfield Township. The story of the park will be told that evening by historical presenters portraying Henry B. Auchey, founder and manager of the park, and Horace Trumbauer, the famous architect of the park’s buildings.

Since the park only existed from 1898 until 1911, there is no one alive today who remembers it, but your ticket to ride will take you back through time to join Mr. Auchey and Mr. Trumbauer on a virtual tour of the park, replete with vintage pictures from the park’s heyday. You will learn how and why it was created, visit the amusement rides, meet some of the people who worked there, and hear stories that bring the park to life.

The Zwicker father-son team have previously appeared at the Ambler Theater with the stories of “Whitemarsh Hall” (Stotesbury family) and “Laverock Hill” (Sims-Starr-Lloyd families). They look forward to having you join them once again for this special event!

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