haycock Historical Society
Third Thursday meetings at: Haycock Community Center, Old Bethlehem and Sawmill Roads, Applebachsville.
Speaker: Bill Wilson Bucks County Covered Bridge Society.
Dendrochronology Demystified Speaker: Michael Cuba - 7:00 PM
Explore the science of tree ring dating and its applied use for dating and interpreting historic structures.
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Stokes Open House on Sunday. The community is invited to come visit with members and learn about our HHS headquarters, the Stokes House.
7 p.m. Bonnie Gehman and Eileen Hockman, from the Treasure Trove in Perkasie, will give appraisals of objects brought to the meeting by members. Please bring your items to be appraised early, at 6:30 p.m., they will be displayed on the tables in our meeting room.
7 p.m. “Pennsylvania’s Flying Camps During the American Revolution.” Presentation by Historian and Author Rebecca Price Janney.
Steve Applegate with his display of pioneer guns, hides, and knives
Bean and Venison Saugage Stew
Steve Applegate explaining the workings of the long gun.
The Haycock Group Jammers - July 24, 2021
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 Lubaczewski Handschin, 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.