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HOURS AND INFORMATION
The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area Museum is open Wednesday & Friday, 9am – 3pm, and the first Friday of each month between 6pm and 9pm.
HSPA is handicapped accessible on Church Street.
- Appointments may be requested, please contact us
- Visitors needing research assistance should call or visit during our open hours.
HSPA (The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area) has information about local genealogy, information and photos of old buildings and homes, old local newspapers on microfilm, old photographs of people and the Phoenixville area, yearbooks from Phoenixville High School, many historical artifacts, a Phoenix Steel Column, and many pieces of Etruscan Majolica that were made in Phoenixville in the late 1800s by Griffen, Smith & Hill.
The museum has information about early Phoenixville leaders, such as Samuel Whitaker Pennypacker who was born in Phoenixville in 1843 and served as Pennsylvania Governor from 1903 to 1907.
We welcome children to view the artifacts in the museum. Items of special interest to children of various ages are displayed allowing children to handle the objects whenever feasible. Museum guides relate the artifacts to children’s experiences in today’s world. Society representatives go to schools and other gatherings to bring museum artifacts to children as well as to adults. Teachers and program planners may contact the Society about subjects and available times for museum visits.
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Stop into the Historical Society (204 Church St. Phoenixville) on FIRST FRIDAY for a free commemorative postcard - a limited edition collection of 4!
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Making a Donation to the Historical Society
Please consider making a tax-free donation to the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area. We are a PA non-profit corporation with an IRS status of 501(c)(3). We appreciate your support!
A Brief History of the HSPA Building
The incorporation of Phoenixville as a Borough
Native American Artifacts
Phoenix Iron Company
Schuylkill Navigation Company
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