The Richland Historical Society was organized in 1958 by a group of  former teachers to preserve the Shelly One-Room School.  One-room schoolhouses had become obsolete when Pennsylvania began consolidating the school systems.
  Our purpose is to foster and perpetuate interest in the historical background of the one-room school system; hold the Shelly School as a shrine; secure desks, books and other artifacts related to the operation of a one-room school; establish a library; interest the youth in the schools of the past; and to maintain a museum for the enjoyment and education of future generations.
  Our living museum portrays education in our community from the 1840's to the late 1950's.  Call and arrange for a tour.

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We are always looking for new members. Give us a call anytime and leave a message.  Donations gladly accepted.  We are a 501[c](3) and donations are tax deductible.  See our contact page for an application.

Tours of the schoolhouse and museum by appointment.

Call (215) 536-7562 for details.

Richland Historical Society
130 Richlandtown Pike
Quakertown, PA  18951

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