Welcome to the Concord Township Historical Society – our 50th Anniversary!

Check our UPCOMING EVENTS Calendar below for “Papermaking in Concord” on August 12!

  • Carriage House where Farm Life is located
  • Home Life in the 1800's
  • Visitors in the East Room at the 1913 Map
  • Farm Life in the 1800's and early 1900's
  • Peonies were one of the crops grown and sold on the Willits Farm
  • Concord Township in the early years
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Did You Know?

The mushroom industry was first introduced to Concord at the Willits Farm on Smithbridge road

Pierce-Willits House

Upcoming Events

Aug
12
Sat
10:00 am Papermaking in Concord
Papermaking in Concord
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Society is partnering with the Newlin Grist Mill (NGM) and Ivy Mills to celebrate papermaking in Concord by opening the mills sites along the West Branch of the Chester Creek that made paper in[...]

History Unlocked

“Stories about local history
by a local writer.”

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Stories about our Local History features a Local Writer who was raised in Concord and developed a love of history and our community from an early age.  She will be writing monthly stories for us about the history of Concord, about subjects that piqued her interest and inspired her.  Our goal is to post these stories in the first week of every month.

Contact us if you have comments or a story you would like to hear more about.

Our Museum and Headquarters

Virginia Merion DeNenno History & Educational Center
at the Pierce-Willits House, 659 Smithbridge Road
in Concord Township.

In 1967, a few history minded people joined together to save an early 1750’s mill workers house, threatened by an early housing development.  From that auspicious beginning, our Society was formed.

Our mission is to “collect, preserve, and share” the rich history of Concord Township.   We are stewards for the Pierce-Willits House where our collections and our museum are located, and we also care for the Polecat Road House, our founding symbol, located at 194 Polecat Road.

We are proud to be able to share our history with the public through the exhibits in our museum, renovated in 2013, which features early surveys, deeds and photos, a history of our one-room schools, when the trains came to Concord, early Home and Farm Life in the 1800’s, and more.

Come and visit us and learn about the history that surrounds us every day!

 

 

Events To Be Scheduled

Fall 2017 Activities

  • Birthday Cake at Community Day in September
  • Copper Beech Tree Planting
    at Pierce-Willits
  • Redbud Tree Planting
    at Polecat Road House
  • Equestrian ‘Paper Chase”
    in Beaver Valley

Check Back for more info and Dates