Held at: Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]506 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Box 2602, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, 19004
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Lower Merion Historical Society. 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
Pierre Pechin, a French Huguenot, came to the United States in 1754. His family were prosperous tanners who lived and worked in the Lower Merion area. Another famous family member is Colonel William Pechin, the first person to publish the lyrics to "The Star Spangled Banner" on September 15, 1814. Family members formed a group, the Descendants of Pierre Pechin, which met annually for memorial services and reunions at St. Paul's Church.
The bulk of the collection consists of two binders of photographs which are mostly identified, with a small number of copies of newspaper articles relating to Pierre Pechin. There is an unidentified scrapbook which contains mostly Pechin family obituaries. The pamphlets are records of the annual memorial services and reunions for Descendants of Pierre Pechin.
Gift of Pechin family, 2004.
- Lower Merion Historical Society
- 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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