What We Do and How You Can Get Involved

About Us - Objectives


The Society has four primary objectives:

  • To conduct and research the long and diverse history of Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships and adjacent areas, and regularly present that research within a public forum — The Society holds nine monthly meetings a year to which both members and the general public are welcomed. The meetings are held, unless otherwise announced, at the Easttown Library & Information Center in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. A topic of local historic interest is presented, and discussion is encouraged. Students and teachers are particularly encouraged to attend.

  • To record and preserve historical records, photographs, and other materials from the upper Main Line — In the 75 years of its existence, the organization has collected a significant archive of photographs and written materials depicting life from past generations to the present, providing an invaluable resource for research and presentations on local historical topics.

  • To publish a periodical called the History Quarterly, designed to encourage scholarship and interest in local historical studies — Since 1937, the History Quarterly has documented, and expanded upon, the presentations made at our organization's meetings throughout the years, as well as to report on happenings in the area of an historic nature. Critically acclaimed, and under the current editorship of John O. Senior, the History Quarterly is provided to Society members at no additional cost, and to the community at a reasonable retail price. The periodical is available at local public libraries, other historical organizations, and several retail establishments.

  • To assist teachers in further developing an energetic curriculum to teach our rich local history which will arouse and increase student interest — We believe our knowledgeable membership, and significant archives, can be potent resources to complement the local history curriculum within our local school districts. The Society has worked with school administration and teachers, especially at the high school level, to contribute additional resources for the teaching of local historical subjects.

 

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