Welcome to the Hulmeville Historical Society

This is the web site for the Hulmeville Historical Society. We are located in Hulmeville, Bucks County, PA.

The purpose of the Society is to raise awareness of the history behind our lovely Borough, help preserve our heritage, and organize and sponsor numerous community events.

Announcements

New President

Due to an increasing work load at the office our recent Historical Society President, Eric Schmid, had to relinquish his office. We want to THANK him for his service over the past year.

Marce Heald has again taken on the position as President of the Society. We THANK her for her continuing commitment to the organization and the community of Hulmeville.

Cat's Meow

The photos and write up of our next piece, the Bunting Farm House, most recently the home of Harriet Black and family, are in the hands of the company. We expect this newest piece will be available for Christmas. If you wish to order a piece for yourself or several for gifts contact our project coordinator, Mary Johnson, at 215-757-8412. Mary still has some of our previous pieces in her inventory available for purchase as well. The cost of each piece is $20.

New HHS Fundraiser

Beginning in January of 2019 the Historical Society will launch a new fundraising effort to replace the 26 Week Club, which we’ve run for several years now. This new effort is being called the HISTORICAL SOCIETY LOTTERY. Tickets will be offered for $5 each and can be purchased during each 8 week period corresponding to the 6 editions of our Town Crier Newsletter throughout the year. Drawings of our winner will take place at the end of each newsletter publication period (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, and Nov). Like a 50/50 or our previous 26 Week Club, winners will receive half the money collected during each drawing period.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting project coordinator, Kurt Ludwig at 267-697-9235. They will also be available at our annual events, i.e. Senior Luncheon, Flea Market, Craft Fair, Tree Lighting and at monthly Historical Society meetings.

Holiday Decorating

Once again the Hulmeville Historical Society will be sponsoring a Decorating Contest. Decorate and light up your property and you can get in on the contest.

We are returning to an entry process for this contest. You may email your entry to hulmeville.events@gmail.com or drop off the form to Kurt at 301 Main Street, Hulmeville. Entry deadline is Dec. 15th.

Judges from the Historical Society will be driving around to see all the lovely homes in our Borough on the evening of Wednesday December 19th to choose the winners who will then be notified. Questions can be directed to coordinator, Kurt Ludwig at 267-679-9235. Let’s have a great response!

Help needed

The Hulmeville Historical Society is always in need of adults and youth (including those who need to do Community Service projects for school) to Volunteer to help with our many events throughout the year. Here are some things you can do to help.
- Set-up, serve, or clean-up at the Soup Off;
- Welcome folks attending the Meet & Greet;
- Hide eggs for the Community Easter Egg Hunt.

Feel free to contact the Historical Society (stop by at any of our events and chat) for more ideas.

The Historical Society currently has several openings on our Board of Directors and is looking for people with an interest in their town and helping with the Society. Currently the position of Fund Raising chairperson is open.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Marce Heald.

Events

The Historical Society sponsors a number of events for the community each year. Everyone is welcome to attend, and everyone is even more welcome to help.

Upcoming soon!

Olde Towne Flea Market

September 29, 2018

Held the last Saturday in September. Begins at 8 am. Vendor space is usually available from the William Penn Fire Company or the Grace Episcopal Church. A small donation to the Historical Society is requested from each vendor for this event.

'A Castle for Auntie Lela: The Woman Behind Doylestown's Fonthill and Mercer Museum'

The Historical Society welcomes award-winning Bucks County journalist Carl LaVO as their guest speaker at their meeting on October 10th. The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM at the Borough Hall, 321 Main Street. For more information, see the event flyer.

Special Invitation

The Langhorne Historical Society has invited our Hulmeville Historical Society and all community members to a special Memorial Service for the Forgotten Slaves buried at the Middletown Friends Meeting, 453 W. Maple Ave., Langhorne on Saturday, October 6 The Service begins at 1:00pm and will include reflection and sharing, music by the Lincoln University Choir, a presentation by Jesse Crooks on the Underground Railroad in Langhorne, the reading of Manumissions, dedication of Memorial Markers and blessing of Burial Locations. A luncheon will follow at 3:30pm. Golf carts will be available for those with difficulty walking. There is no charge for this event but you are asked to RSVP to Holly Olson at 215-514-9486 or hollybqc@verizon.net.

Christmas Tree Lighting

Once again we will be hosting the annual Hulmeville Christmas Tree Lighting. The event will be held on Friday, November 23rd beginning at 7 PM at the clock (Bellevue Ave and Neshaminy St). The night will end up with refreshments, music, and a visit from a special person, at the William Penn Fire House (123 Main St) immediately following the lighting. For more information read the event flyer.

Fall Craft Fair

Get a jump on your holiday shopping. Come join us on Sunday, November 4th, from 10 AM until 3 PM at the William Penn Fire House (123 Main St). For more information visit our events page or read the event flyer.

For a complete listing of the annual events, as well as any special work details or events, check our Events page.

Old Borough Hall