Farmers Union of Montgomery County records
Held at: Worcester Historical Society [Contact Us]P.O. Box 112, Lansdale, PA, 19446
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"In 1895 the progressive farmers of [Worcester] township organized a Farmers Union of Montgomery County. According to its By-Laws, it was organized for the mutual welfare and advancement of Agriculture, Education, Progress and Public improvement for farmers and the township. Members combined and advised each other. Also where possible they regulated buying and selling of feed for cattle and farm implements. The initiation fee was 25 cents, in addition each member shall pay to the Club one-fourth of one percent of all goods purchased through the Club..."
Quoted material from: "Farmers Union Hall." In A History of Worcester Township, by the Research Committee of the Worcester Historical Society, 195-196. Boyertown, PA: Boyertown Publishing Company, 1976.
The Farmers Union of Montgomery County records include records of the Union as well as records of the Farmers Hall Association, a subgroup created to build the meeting hall. The bulk of the collection is financial records of the Farmers Hall Association, including cancelled checks, check stubs, and rental records, 1936-1960. There are several volumes of records from the Farmers Union, as well as one book of records from the Worcester Flower Show (which was held in the hall), 1927-1939. In addition, there is one John H. Schultz ledger for the implement committee of the Farmers Union of Worcester, 1896-1899.
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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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