Horsham Preservation and Historical Association map collection
Held at: Horsham Preservation and Historical Association [Contact Us]900 Governors Road, Horsham, Pennsylvania, 19044
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Horsham Preservation and Historical Association. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
"Horsham Township began as a farming and residential community [in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania]. [For many years] the Willow Grove Naval Air Station [was] Horsham's largest employer and its most recognized feature. The predecessor of the air station was the Pitcairn Airfield. Here, Harold Pitcairn built the Mailwing airplane, delivered airmail along the East Coast, formed Eastern Air Lines, developed the Autogiro, and entertained celebrities such as Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart."
Leon Clemmer and the Horsham Preservation and Historical Association. Images of America: Horsham Township. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 2004.
This collection is comprised of maps, atlas plates, aerial photographs, and architectural plans of Horsham Township and Montgomery County, most of which are reproductions. Of special interest are a hand-drawn map of Limekiln Pike and a property draught of Graeme Park.
Collected by the Horsham Preservation and Historical Association.
- Horsham Preservation and Historical Association
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
- This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- Access Restrictions
Contact Horsham Preservation and Historical Association for information about accessing this collection.