The Society promotes the study of our local heritage through various printed media as follows:
Issued twice a year, the Society’s newsletter features events of local historical interest along with details of upcoming Society programs. The Corridor is mailed to all members as a benefit of membership. It is also available in many of the local libraries or can be accessed on the web.
The Old York Road Historical Society Bulletin (ISSN 1072-5822)
Published annually since 1937 with a few exceptions, the Society’s journal contains articles about historical topics ranging from scholarly essays to personal reminisces. Yearly subscription is by membership in the Society. Single numbers prior to 1994 are available for $7 per copy, and from 1994 to present for $10 per copy, plus $1 postage per copy.
Copies of the Bulletin are also available for reference in many of the public and high school libraries in eastern Montgomery County.
Researchers are encouraged to submit papers to the Society for publication. All communications should be directed to the Publications Committee.
Books and Catalogues
The Society has authored or co-authored six books that have been published by Arcadia Publishing. All of the books primarily draw upon the collections of the Society and each book contains over 220 historic photographs of the area. Each of the images is researched and written bout in the books. Proceeds from the sale of these books directly underwrites the Society’s collection related activities, including acquisition, organization, storage, and cataloguing.
The Society has also fostered research and publications through the organization of exhibitions as well as providing images for other authors to use in illustrating their own works. These publications are also available through the Society.
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Penickpacka Historical Society Bulletin
The Penickpacka Historical Society was active from 1966 to 2001 and was interested in the history of Lower Moreland and Bryn Athyn. When the organization folded, members were encouraged to join the Old York Road Historical Society. Some of the papers of the organization were turned over to the Old York Road Historical Society including a number of the back issues of the Penickpacka’s journal. The journal was issued annually, with two exceptions, from 1980 to 2001.
The Society continually strives to maintain the highest standards of historical accuracy. Despite our meticulous research of each of our books, errors are made and corrected as soon as the publisher is able to make such changes. If you notice any error in any of our books, please notify us so that the issue may be researched and corrected.