The New London Area Historical Society and Franklin Township Historical Commission Invite you to a free talk by Joseph Birmingham
Joseph Birmingham will talk about his involvement in developing a museum dedicated to Landenberg’s history. The Landenberg Trust was founded by Mr. Birmingham with the idea of hosting events and fund-raisers that could underwrite a local museum dedicated to the history of the area, with a focus on mills and agriculture. Initially it is hoped that the museum will be housed in a period building with several displays, staffed by volunteers, and open to the general public several days a week. From this, the hope is to expand the museum’s displays and materials and expand its reach, forming alliances with other local museums and historical sites and if possible restore Yeatman’s Mill as a working mill.
Joseph Birmingham is a Landenberg native who has lived and worked in the area for much of his life, though he has spent several years away from the area at times. A fiction author for 20 years, he decided to write a historical book about Landenberg when it was a thriving commercial hub in the 1800s and 1900s. Ultimately he chose to focus on writing a comprehensive history of Landenberg, using the book Once Upon a Time in New Garden Township by Ann Hagerty as a template. He also founded the “Landenberg, You Can’t Get There From Here” group on Facebook, has worked to revive Landenberg Day as an annual event, and founded the Landenberg Trust.
The talk will be held Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 7 PM, at the New London Academy (the New London Township building), 902 State Rd, New London, PA (1/2 mi. east of Rte. 896). Everyone is welcome; refreshments will be served afterward.