Archival Adventures in Small Repositories
The Perkasie Historical Society, founded in 1954, strives to preserve the history of Perkasie Borough, located approximately 40 miles north of Philadelphia in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. This volunteer organization is headquartered in the Perkasie Museum, which was originally a Lehigh Valley Transit Trolley Station (from 1912 to 1951). The Society cares for three other historic sites along with the Museum: the South Perkasie Covered Bridge, the Perkasie Carousel, and the Stout Family Cemetery. Perkasie's archival holdings, which span about 40 linear feet of materials, date primarily from the late 19th century to the present. They include photographs, personal and family papers, the records of businesses and organizations such as the local American Legion post and the First National Bank of Perkasie, and materials relating to World War I and World War II.