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Friends of the Schwenkfeder Library & Heritage Center

The Friends of the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center was organized as a not-for-profit association to provide on-going support for the projects, programs and goals in both preservation and education at the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center. The Friends accomplish their mission by hosting adult educational programs twice yearly and funding Heritage Center conservation projects.

Perkiomen Railroad: Through the Valley
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 2:30

Join the Perkiomen Railroad Historical Society for a journey back in time through the Upper Perkiomen Valley and learn the early beginnings of the route and the history of the Perkiomen Railroad.

With sections dating from the 1860s, the Perkiomen Railroad was fully open from the Perkiomen Junction near the Schuylkill River to Emmaus by 1874. Hear stories of the 28 stations along the route and especially the stations and the impact of this modern mode of transportation on the sleepy communities of the Upper Perkiomen Valley.

The Perkiomen Railroad Historical Society was founded in May, 2014 as a Facebook group to share information and discus the Perkiomen Railroad.  By fall, 2014, it transformed into an actual historical society with a six member board that meets once a month.  Besides continuing research of the entire railroad line and it's history, the Society also does public speaking engagements, guided walks along the former railroad bed that is now part of the Perkiomen trail, and also working on many projects relating to the past,  present and future of the former Perkiomen Railroad.

The program is free and open to the public.

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To become a member of the Friends of the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, download the application form, complete the application and mail with your annual membership fee to the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center.