Historical Society of Fort Washington scrapbook collection
Held at: Historical Society of Fort Washington [Contact Us]Clifton House, 473 Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, PA, 19034-2313
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Historical Society of Fort Washington. 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
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania (now part of Upper Dublin Township and Whitemarsh Township) was settled in the 18th century by German immigrants. During the Revolutionary War this area became famous as the encampment for George Washington and the Continental Army after the Battle of Germantown and prior to the march to Valley Forge in 1777. The battle of Whitemarsh was also fought in 1777.
This collection is comprised of anonymous scrapbooks on topics related to Fort Washington area history. The scrapbooks are largely made up of newspaper clippings, although some contain varying amounts of ephemera and pamphlets. There are a total of six scrapbooks, each on one of the following topics: the Wissahickon Valley (1875), Fort Washington history (1907-1909), the Historical Society of Fort Washington Flower Show (1939), the Needlework Guild (1917-1938), George Washington at Whitemarsh (1936-1937), and George Washington in Pennsylvania (1975).
Scrapbooks collected by the Historical Society of Fort Washington.
- Flower shows
- Local history
- United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
- Women--Societies and clubs
- Historical Society of Fort Washington
- 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
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