Once each in the fall and spring the Society hosts outings to historic places.  

We are so excited! After having to postpone field trips and outings for the last few years due to COVID, we are happy to announce that this October we have scheduled a trip to tour Historic Rittenhouse Town.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Historic Rittenhouse Town

Rittenhouse Town is one of the earliest industrial communities in America. In 1687, William Rittenhouse moved to the newly formed neighborhood of Germantown. He purchased property along a tributary of the Wissachickon Creek and built the first papermill in British North America. For the next 40 years, the Rittenhouse family were the only papermakers in America. The original mill was destroyed by fire in 1701, but a new mill was quickly built. The Rittenhouse homestead was built in 1701 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.

The Society has chartered a bus to provide transportation. We will meet at the Jenkintown Library to board the bus, departing by 1:15PM sharp. We should return by 5PM. Come along and bring your friends.

When: Sunday, October 16, bus departing at 1:15PM sharp

Where: Meet at the Jenkintown Library and we will board a bus

Cost: $35 for Members, $39 for Non-members

Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Register by downloading and returning this form with payment to the Old York Road Historical Society

*Please note there was a typo in the paper copy of the newsletter and registration form. All dates and information on the website regarding the trip are correct.