Archival Adventures in Small Repositories
The Craven Hall Historical Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to providing education programs and conducting events to highlight late 18th and early 19th century life in this history-rich area of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Society owns and operates Craven Hall, the John Fitch Steamboat Museum, and the nearby Craven/Vansant Burying Ground. The Society's archival materials comprise approximately 20 linear feet of materials dating primarily from the second half of the 20th century, though several items are from the late 18th and 19th century. They consist of primarily secondary-source items relating to the Historical Society, the restoration of Craven Hall, John Fitch, and the John Fitch Steamboat Museum. There are also materials relating to the history of Warminster Township (Bucks County, Pennsylvania) and surrounding areas, including ciphering books, account books, photographs, tax ledgers, deeds, and other documents from local people, families, and organizations.