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Millbrook Society archaeology research files


Held at: Millbrook Society [Contact Us]32 North York Road, P.O. Box 506, Hatboro, PA, 19040

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Millbrook Society. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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The Millbrook Society was involved with archaeological excavations at several historic sites in and around Hatboro and the greater Philadelphia area: The Moland House, The Scout Property, Peter Wentz Farmstead, Neshaminy-Warwick Presbyterian Cemetery, The Frederick A. Muhlenberg House, Evans-Mumbower Mill, Paradise Valley, The Stokes House, The Log College, and Tennet House.

Two of the best represented sites in this collection are the Moland House and Paradise Inn. The Moland House was General George Washington's headquarters from August 10-23, 1777, during the Neshaminy encampment of 11,000 troops. It was where, on August 21, the Marquis de Lafayette first functioned as Major General at the Council of War, and where Count Casimir Pulaski of Poland met Washington for the first time. Pulaski, an experienced military commander, was later appointed Brigadier General of mounted troops and is remembered as the "Father of the American Cavalry."

The Paradise Inn, built circa 1840, was one of the oldest resort hotels located in the Pocono mountains of Pennsylvania. It was a haven for vacationing New York City actors and actresses, including Joseph Jefferson III, the Locklears, and the Barrymores.


Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. "Moland House." Accessed October 21, 2011.

This collection includes materials collected by Millbrook Society while researching their archaeological dig sites, as well as records generated by the Millbrook Society in the course of their work. The two best documented are the Moland House and Paradise Valley. Types of materials present in the collection include photographs, photocopies of manuscripts relating to dig sites, tally sheets on found artifacts, research about archaeology, research about sites, yearly progress reports, and newspaper clippings.

Materials collected by and created by the Millbrook Society, circa 1990-2011.

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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.
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