Haycock Historical Society - Upper Bucks County
Browse our website for interesting facts about Haycock Township and upcoming events.
Check the schedule for programs in 2020.
Because of the outbreak of the coronavirus in the United States, in the best interest of our members and the public, we have cancelled our activities until further notice.
Please feel free to browse our website and send emails if interested in information or later activities.
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All program/meetings are held at the Haycock Township Community Center
1014 Old Bethlehem Rd, Haycock Township (gps Quakertown)
Please note, the May program will be at the Stokes House 1PM to 3PM, May 17th
The importance of HEDGEROWS in Rural and Suburban Landscapes, presented by David Hughes, landscaper and owner of WeatherWood Design
"Meet Henry Mercer." Mercer reenactor Jamie Bradley will give the story behind famed historian, tile maker, and architect Henry Chapman Mercer
"Homesteaders Day at the Stokes House." There will be Frontiersman Stew cooked over an open fire, a muzzleloader (long gun) demonstration by Steve Applegate, and opportunities to fire the muzzle loader, shoot hand-made wooden bows, and do ax throwing. There will be no Thursday meeting in May.
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Held on the grounds of the Stokes House in Towhee Park, Haycock Township
This book brings to life the people and places that once occupied the area now known as Nockamixon State Park. The properties (240) were taken by eminent domain to create the park. The book documents the Tohickon Valley before the park, the houses, farms, and way of life. The park was opened in 1973.
The authors Marjorie Goldthorp Fulp and Pamela Feist Varkony are the main authors, both lived in the area and had their homes condemned to make way for Nockamixon State Park.
This book is available at Sines 5 and 10, Quakertown PA, Haycock Township Municipal Building.
To order the book click on the link below for order form
$28.30 plus tax $1.70 A digital version is available from Amazon for $7.99
Additional contributions by Sascha Baringer, Stanley Beidler, Chris Lubaczewshi, Richard Landgreen, Joseph Lindmeier, Stella Konopeus Morth, William Peischel, and Victor Stevens.
While attending the historical society's research committee meetings Pat DeWald began to hear stories about living in Haycock in the 1920's and30's. In the spring of 2007 she and Eddie Bauer began to collect these stories. By summer of 2007, the collection had grown to a considerable number of unique stories; stories of hardship,, endurance, war, arson, spying, and farming, spanning sixty years. To tie theses stories together, they decided to use the life history of Eddie Bauer's family. Eddie is a life long resident of Haycock Township and has been collection historical facts about the area for many years.
This book is available at Sines 5 and 10 in Quakertown, Haycock Municipal Building, and by order form below.
$28.30 plus sales tax $1.70 A digital version is available from Amazon for $6.99
HAYCOCK nestled in the heart of Upper Bucks, remains one of the county's bucolic municipalities. Formally organized in 1763, the township has a rich history. From its eponymous mountain to the banks of the Tohickon Creek, the landscape encompassed picturesque villages, hectic mills, industrious potteries, productive farms, and the heavily-traveled Bethlehem Road. A Brief History of Haycock traces two hundred years of people, places, and events in the township from the earliest settlers to the turn of the twenty-first century.
Authors Thomas Moll and Robert L. Light
This book is available at Sines 5 and 10 in Quakertown, Haycock Municapal Building and at the Richland Library in Quakertown, PA
The purpose of the Haycock Historical Society is to research and preserve the history of Haycock and to promote and perpetuate public interest and inform the public generally of the rich heritage of Haycock Township.