Historical Committee

Mission
The Historical Committee connects the past to the present, making Pocopson’s history tangible and relevant for the region’s diverse residents today and for generations to come.

The purpose of the Pocopson Township Historical Committee (PTHC) is to identify and encourage the preservation of historical resources within the township. Resources include but are not limited to stone, log or wooden structures used for any purpose, sites of historic activities, roads and trolley lines, trees and bridges.

schoolhouse interior 2014

To further encourage the preservation of the historic character of the township the PTHC provides an advisory function to the township’s planning commission for the purpose of encouraging compatibility between new construction and the historic character and country viewscapes within the township.

The PTHC is a volunteer organization headed by a chairperson. Project committees are formed and headed by a committee chairperson. The number of members and scope of the projects are determined by the interest of township residents. The PTHC reports to the Board of Supervisors.

 

Current Projects
– Cyber Walking Tour  **NEW as of April, 2017**
In a short 2.1 miles you can explore the unique 18th and 19th century history of the historical Locust Grove area of Pocopson Township. Download the pocketsights app in either the Apple store or Google Play on your phone and search for the Village of Locust Grove tour in West Chester, PA. The tour can be completed virtually or can be experienced as you walk and experience history first hand.

-Restoration of the Locust Grove Schoolhouse and Barnard House
-Oral Histories
-Participation in Founders Day and other Local Events
-Educational website: locustgroveschoolhouse.org

Committee Members

Don McKay, Chair
Pat Burnett
Alta Hoffman
Barbara Holmes
Donald McKay
Randy Mims
Sarah Mims
Dan O’Neill
Jeff Taylor

Resource Members – Mary Beth Drobish, Doug Fearn, and Sue Woodward

Meetings – 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Pocopson Township

The Locust Grove Schoolhouse website was funded with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The Historical Committee is interested in your photographs, newspaper articles, and other artifacts from post-World War II Pocopson Township. During this era, the first neighborhoods were developed and Pocopson began the transition from a farming community to the suburb that is it today. Please contact the Historical Committee if you have items that we can copy.

 

Meeting Minutes:
12/14/2016