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

Check our UPCOMING EVENTS Calendar below for CHASE FOR HISTORY on October 7 –

IT’S A GO FOR THIS SATURDAY THE 7TH!

  • 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?

Paper for the first U.S. Currency was produced by the Wilcox’s Ivy Mills

Ivy Mills Property

Upcoming Events

Oct
22
Sun
1:00 pm Museum Opening @ Virginia Merion DeNenno History and Educational Center at the Pierce-Willts House
Museum Opening @ Virginia Merion DeNenno History and Educational Center at the Pierce-Willts House
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
4:00 pm Dedication of Anna’s Garden, Eag... @ Society Museum Grounds
Dedication of Anna’s Garden, Eag... @ Society Museum Grounds
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A local high school student has completed his project for becoming an Eagle Scout.  He has renovated Anna’s Garden, originally created by the daughter of Anna Willits, in honor of her mother who had a[...]

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!

 

 

October Events Summary

Check our Calendar for more information on:

October 7 – Chase for History, an equestrian event through the historic Beaver Valley area, where land in Concord Township is now preserved and into the National Monument

October 22 – Dedication of Anna’s Garden, a project by a local Eagle Scout.  Our Museum will be open 1-4, followed by the dedication at 4:00.