Once each in the fall and spring the Society hosts outings to historic places. This April, members and friends are invited to join us on our Spring OUTING to
Sunday, April 26, 2019 * 1:15PM
Rittenhouse Town is one of the earliest industrial communities in America. In 1687 William Rittenhouse moved to the newly formed neighborhood of Germantown and purchased property along a tributary of the Wissahickon Creek and built the first pa- per mill in British North America. For the next 40 years, the Rittenhouse family were the only pa- permakers in America. The original mill was destroyed by fire in 1701 but a new mill was quickly built. The Rittenhouse homestead was built in 1707 and still stands across from the site of the second mill. Other houses and buildings also remain from this once thriving little town. Our tour will take us into a number of the early houses including the birthplace of David Rittenhouse, astronomer, surveyor and first director of the US Mint.
We will also have a demonstration on paper making.
The cost is $32 for members and $37 for non-members.
A bus will depart from the Jenkintown Library parking lot at 1:15 pm and return by 5:00 p.m.
Come along and bring your friends!
Please register for this trip by downloading the form and mail it to the Historical Society by Monday April 20, 2020.