Archival Adventures in Small Repositories
Historic Fallsington, Inc.'s mission is to "preserve and maintain the historic structures under its stewardship for future generations and educate the public about the culture and history of the village of Fallsington." The village of Fallsington became the first historic district in Bucks County, PA, in 1955 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, largely due to the efforts of Historic Fallsington, Inc. Historic Fallsington is a historic preservation organization and museum that was established in the early 1950s as a response to suburban development that threatened the destruction of historic homes and buildings in the 300 year old village. Since its founding, the organization has continued to work to protect the heritage of Fallsington and in the course of its work has assembled an archives that documents the history of Falls Township and its residents.
Historic Fallsington's archival collection, which spans the years 1729 to 1995 and encompasses about 22 linear feet of materials, includes the papers of numerous Fallsington families and individuals as well as other materials that document the history of the village. The collection includes photographs, personal papers, account books and other financial papers, diaries, deeds, maps, genealogy research, and oral histories.