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Vogenberger Slides to be shown at September meeting
Edward and Marguerite Vogenbergerwere fixtures of Langhorne Borough tending their farm on North Green Street where they grew fruits and vegetables and raised chickens. When not busy on the farm, they traveled extensively taking photographs of their trips and amassing a collection of some 5000 slides on the edges of which they wrote detailed notes. Following their tragic murder on March 14, 1976, their collection of slides was donated to HLA.
On Monday, September 24 at 7:30 pm, HLA will present some of these slides at our general meeting. They will include slides taken around the farm, slides of the many covered bridges they visited and pictures of homes and buildings around Langhorne as they appeared over 70 years ago (see page 4 for some samples of photographs from the collection).
These meetings areopen to the public and will be held at HLA’s headquarters in the Anna Mary Williamson Library, 160 W. Maple Ave., Langhorne. Refreshments will be served and our gift shop will be open. The building is handicapped-accessible at the rear entrance (with parking).
PLEASE JOIN US.
Historic Langhorne Ghost Tours to Return in October
HLA’s Annual Fall Ghost Tours will take place on Friday and Saturday evenings during October. Specific dates and times and information on the advance purchase of tickets for the Tours will be announced on our Website, Facebook page and on our telephone answering machine message. The tours begin at the Old Library and proceed through the Borough with stops outside various houses where the guides tell stories of local ghostly experiences mixed with some history of the town. Tours last about an hour and our limited to about 20 people per tour. Tickets should be purchased in advance.
HLA is always looking for more tour guides to help in this fundraising effort. If you think you might be interested, please contact Jim Maier by email or phone at HLA.
In case you have wondered why we have the caution tape around the sides of our building, this article that appeared in the Bucks County Courier Times will explain it.
New Langhorne Book Available
Florence Wharton, a member of Historic Langhorne Association and a local historian has written a new book on the history of Attleborough, now known as Langhorne. Be sure to pick up a copy in our gift shop or at Judy’s Corner.
If you would like to order by mail, please make your check payable to Historic Langhorne Association, in the amount of $18.81. This includes postage. All proceeds of this book benefit Historic Langhorne Association.
The Langhorne Speedway Books are currently out of print and unavailable from our gift shop. If they do become available again in the future, we will post them here.
Historic Langhorne Association, 160 W. Maple Ave. Langhorne, Pa. 19047 Phone 215-757-1888