Lower Providence Historical Society Presents
"Jim Herr, An American Success Story"
The Lower Providence Historical Society will host a presentation discussing the life of Jim Herr and the building of Herr’s Potato Chip Company, an American success story Mr. Bruce Mowday will deliver the presentation. It will be held on April 26, 2017, 7:30 PM at Shannondell at Valley Forge in the Bradford Building Theater, 1000 Shannondell Drive, Audubon, Pa. 19403.
Bruce E. Mowday, President, The Mowday Group, Inc. spent more than 20 years in journalism, winning a number of writing awards for investigative journalism before founding his own company in 1997. His clients have included financial institutions, real estate firms, environmental groups, governmental entities, politicians, educational institutions and more. He has hosted his own weekly radio show on two stations. An author he has eight books published including: “Picket’s Charge”, “Washington’s Defeat At Brandywine Dooms Philadelphia”, and “Jailing The Johnston Gang”.
For residents outside of Shannondell who would like to attend the presentation, please contact Mary Grace Walsh of the Lower Providence Historical Society at 610-831-1731 and provide her with your name(s) who will be attending so the guards at Shannondell will have a pass for you. We will need this information no later than April 20, 2017.
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Education, preservation, and restoration of that which is historically significant is the driving force behind the Lower Providence Historical Society. Founded and informally established in 1997, it was incorporated February 12, 2001. Among its many diverse projects the society is focusing its major effort on the stabilization of the Casselberry house.
The Lower Providence Historical Society was founded and informally established in 1997; it was incorporated February 12, 2001 and established as a 501C3. One of its major projects is the stabilization and preservation of the historic Casselberry House located in the Evansburg section of the Township.
Doug Hager, President of the Lower Providence Historical Society said, the Casselberry House is owned by the Township and the Lower Providence Historical Society entered into an agreement with the Township to restore and maintain the Casselberry house so the Society may use it as their headquarters and meetings site.
The house is historically important to the township due to its age, architecture and structural changes by the Casselberry family who owned the house for over 150 years. The core of the house was built in 1734. There were five additions to the house reflecting the changing needs of its inhabitants. The Casselberry family was a locally prominent family throughout the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. One of the significant events that occurred at the house was the visit of George Washington during the encampment of the Continental Army at Valley Forge.
Given the age of the structure there are many immediate needs in order to stabilize the house. The Historical Society has done renovations that included stabilizing the foundation, renovating the main front room, replacing the bath room, painting the exterior trim, replacing windows, repairing the floors on the first floor, replacing and upgrading the electrical and plumbing among a number of other maintenance items. There are still many other areas of restoration and preservation that need to be completed.
For more information or if you wish to make a contribution or become a member of the Lower Providence Historical Society you can call 610-631-9755 or visit our website at www.lowerprovidencehs.org.
Submitted by W. Douglas Hager, President
Lower Providence Historical Society
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275 Evansburg Road
Collegeville, Pa 19426
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