Publications


Online Resources

The History Quarterly
Digital Archives

As part of the Society's ongoing Digitization Project, we have made History Quarterly back issues available in digital form. Please click here to view.

Image Collection
Database

Our ever-expanding online image database features a searchable partial inventory of our large and growing collection of historic images. Please click here to view.

Tredyffrin and Easttown Digital Archives

Mike Bertram's expanding collection of online resources pertaining to Tredyffrin History and Easttown Deed History. Other reference materials may be found in the Document Collection

Aerial Photos

Many of the Society's collection of historic aerial photos may be found in the Aerial Photographs Catalog. A small subset, in interactive digital format, may be found in the Dallin Aerial Photo Sampler.

 


June 2017 History Quarterly


The History Quarterly

Starting in 1937, the Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society has published a periodical called the History Quarterly with the aim of encouraging scholarship and interest in local historical studies. The History Quarterly, published four times a year, has also documented, and expanded upon, the presentations delivered to our organization's meetings throughout the years, as well as to report on historic events within our area. This collection of local Upper Main Line history is the largest compendium of its kind in Chester County, and has been critically acclaimed by community leaders and educators alike.

Over more than 75 years of publication, the History Quarterly has always been a volunteer endeavor. We are indebted to our current editors, John O. Senior, Loyd Pakradooni, and Heidi Sproat, as well as to all of the past editors whose efforts maintained a high standard of excellence.

The History Quarterly is offered at no additional cost to Society members, and sold at a retail price of $10.00 through local public libraries, other historical organizations, and several retail establishments.

The Table of Contents from recent issues may be viewed here.


June 2017, Volume 53, Number 4 — Table of Contents
Convergence: A Near-Catastrophe over the Main Line Airport, June 25, 1939 – Roger D. Thorne
2015 Gifts to the TEHS Archives and Special Collections – Cheryl Leibold
Katharine Wentworth Ruschenberger (1853-1943) – Compiled by Susanna Gold
In Memoriam: George and Jean Harlow, Len Gottliebsen
Notes & Comments:
CBS 3 SummerFest visits Devon
Devon Inn Project
Support Recognition

 

The History Quarterly is available for purchase at these local distributors:

A complete collection of History Quarterly back issues is available for reference and research at these locations:


2007 Quarterly Special Double Issue



The History of Tredyffrin Township

In the past 300 years, only two comprehensive chronicles about our county have been written: The History of Chester County, by Judge M. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope (1881), and History of Chester County PA, by Charles Heathcote (1926). Ironically, in neither of these publications did Tredyffrin Township, with its unique Welsh name, merit more than a few pages.

In April, 2006, the Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society, founded in 1936, was asked to compile a Township history as part of the Tredyffrin Tricentennial scheduled celebrated in 2007. The Society accepted this challenge, and under the editorship of Mr. Michael Bertram, the entirely volunteer assistance of many Society members, and the substantial resources of the Society’s archive, was created The History of Tredyffrin Township, 1707 – 2007.

This 100-page publication contains over 35 articles describing many of the events and personalities within our Township from the 1680’s to the present. With 31 maps, and 135 photographs and drawings - many never before published – this history is perfect not only for long-time residents but especially pertinent to the many new families who move to Tredyffrin from other parts of the country knowing little of its local history.

Are you interested in learning about Colonial life in this area, and what really happened here during the Revolution? Our Main Line communities owe much to our rich railroad heritage, and that story is told. So many stories. Did you know, for example, that there was a U.S. Marine Corps base right here in Tredyffrin Township, and that there existed for many years the Main Line Airport where the Great Valley Corporate Center now resides? All of these, and many other subjects, are found in this History of Tredyffrin Township, 1707 – 2007.

Click here to view a sample chapter, one of 35, concerning the Inns and Taverns of Tredyffrin Township. (715 KB PDF).

Availability: After several reprintings, the Society has sold all remaining inventory of this History. To read this book, however, you may visit the Local History section of one of our local public libraries.

 

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