Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area

204 Church Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460

hspa@verizon.net   610-935-7646

www.hspa-pa.org   or  www.phoenixvillehistoricalsociety.org




Please click here to visit the Planned Giving or Endowment Page.

The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area (HSPA) welcomes and appreciates monetary donations.  The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area is a 501(c)(3) PA non-profit corporation and all donations should be tax exempt although we encourage doners to consult with their financial advisor, accountant or legal counsel about the tax implications of any gift.  Please note that some employers and organizations will make matching gift donations.


The Society also seeks donations of historical artifacts, photographs, yearbooks, majolica, and materials related to the history of Phoenixville and the surrounding area. Those interested in making a donation should contact the Society.   A donation form should accompany all such donations.  Please click here to download a copy of the Donation Form.

The Society also seeks geneology information from the public as well as old photographs of the area, schools, churches, community organizations, etc.  Photos do not have to be donated to the Society because HSPA can borrow your photos or negatives for scanning into our Photo Archives.  All original photos or negatives will be returned if so requested. 

The Society has a collection of Phoenixville High School, yearbooks since they were first published in 1930. Researchers visiting our library find these publications to be valuable resources for family history.   We would like to fill the "holes" in our collection and would welcome donations of yearbooks for the following years: 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1993, 1997, 2003, 2008, 2010, and 2011.  We also have yearbooks from the Northern Chester County Technical School (now known as Cat-Pickering) covering the years 1982-1989 and would appreciate donations of yearbooks covering earlier and later years.

Prior to 1930, Phoenixville High School, published smaller booklets called "Purple and White" as commencement issues and additional issues in some years. We seek issues of the "Purple and White" for the following years: 1905, 1912,1914, 1915, and 1916.  None were published in 1917 to 1920.

The Phoenisville Area Junior High School produced yearbooks for some years in the late 1960s into the 1980s.  We have the following years: 1968, 1970, 1976, 1980, and 1982.  We would like to add other year's yearbooks to our collection.

We also have yearbooks from the Northern Chester County Technical School from 1982 to 1988, and we would appreciate donations of yearbooks for the other years.


Please click here to view a list of the Society leaders.



Mission Statement

The mission of the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area is to identify, collect, preserve, interpret, and disseminate materials and information pertaining to Phoenixville area history in order to assist and educate the public in understanding and appreciating their Phoenixville area heritage and how it relates to their lives.





Bridge Street in 1909

The Phoenix in Dec. 2012 before the fire.

Phoenix Iron Co. Griffen Guns in Reeves Park in Phoenixville

Statue of David Reeves in Reeves Park.  In 1871, the Phoenix Iron Company donated the land to the Borough of Phoenixville on which the park was built.

Vietnam Memorial in Reeves Park


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