Welcome to the Warrington Historical Society website!

 
 
 

 

Our purpose is to promote Warrington Township's history while preserving and exhibiting its artifacts, photographs and documents.

 

FALL 2016 / Winter 2017

You may have noticed some changes at the one room schoolhouse located at 10 Folly Road (the corner of Folly Road and County Line Road).  In just the past year, the Warrington Historical Society has worked with area Boy Scouts, on their quest to become an Eagle Scout, volunteers, and contractors to stabilize the building. 

Here is a list of some of changes:

  • The modern brick chimney, located in the back corner was removed and the roof was patched as part of an Eagle Scout project.
  • The back corner exterior walls, where the chimney was located, was repointed and stuccoed by a Warrington resident volunteer: 

  • The entire exterior was repainted with several coats of white paint as part of an Eagle Scout project.
  • The shutters were removed, stripped, stabilized, and repainted red: 

 

  • Unseen by the passing cars, roof rafters removed when the one room schoolhouse was converted into a two story residence were replaced and reinstalled.
  • And the two non-original, top, front and back window openings where closed up with mortar and stone; completed at the end of 2016:

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Once these projects are complete, the exterior of the school house will appear as it did from 1872 to 1928, when the locals proudly referred to the school as Red Top College.

The following projects are in the planning stages for 2017-2018:

  • Clean, patch and paint the roof red in color.
  • Remove interior second floor.
  • Obtain and install period correct widows.
  • Construct and install belfry.
  • Replace the doors
  • Obtain and install historic stove.
  • Construct and install teacher’s platform.

Once completed, the Society plans to hold meetings and open the schoolhouse to area schools to educate students on early education methods.  Many have helped us get to this point and many more will be need to complete these projects.  Can you help?  Will you help??  The Society meets at 8 PM the second Monday each month at the township building, directly have the WHS Commission meeting. . You can also help by purchasing our two different picture history books or an authentic Warrington William Penn Oak pen. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and need everyone’s help in raising funds and service projects.

For more information:

  • email us at warringtonhistoricalsociety@gmail.com,
  • visit us on Facebook at Warrington (Township) Historical Society,
  • or our webpage WarringtonHistoricalSociety.org,
  • send us a letter at PO Box 706, Warrington, PA 18976
  • or inquire at the Township Building

 

 

WHS Meetings

Meetings are held at the Township Administration Building on Easton Road, on the 2nd Monday of every month at 8:00pm, directly after the Historical Commission meeting.

 

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