If you have recently moved to the town of Sellersville in Pennsylvania or are visiting the area and want to know more about the history of the place then the Sellersville Museum is definitely worth a visit as this will tell you all you need to know about the region and its inhabitants.
Located on the town’s East Church Street, this is a non-profit organization that hold regular exhibits covering a wide range of subjects and which include many photographs and artifacts from days gone by. This has proved to be a popular venue for residents in the community as these exhibitions change regularly so there is always something new to see or do, that make it a fun day out for the whole family regardless of their tastes or interests. Entry to the museum is free of charge and it is open every other weekend from 12 noon to 4pm however if you want to find out more about scheduled exhibits then you should check out their website for full details of their annual calendar. The 2014 schedule is yet to be announced however to give you an example of some of the exhibits on offer, then let us take a look at some of the highlights of the 2013 calendar.
Mid-January gave students at the local Philadelphia High School the opportunity to display their art and this included paintings, sketches, pottery, sculptures and other areas of the arts. February, March and April took us on a trip back in time with displays relating to Sellersville’s Churches and Residences through the ages as well as a comprehensive exhibit of photos showing the area and its inhabitants from the early 18th century onwards. The month of May brought the exhibition titled Tribute to The Troops which was dedicated to the country’s military forces and the history of conflicts from the War of Independence to the Civil War and right through to the First and Second World Ward, the Korean War, War in Vietnam and the more recent Gulf Wars. Sellersville Fire Brigade were celebrating their 125th Anniversary in June and this fascinating exhibit included photos, artifacts and equipment relating to firefighting from the 19th Century through to the modern day.
July 4th saw the Borough’s Annual Bell Ringing display while mid-July and August focused on the history of the town’s business and education facilities then September saw a return to the arts with their Gallery of the Arts Weekend & Walking Tours of the area. October attracted huge numbers of visitors thanks to their popular Star Wars Exhibition while November was dedicated to the history of trains and trolleys in the area. December 3rd marks the start of Sellersville’s Winterfest – with a visit from Santa and Mrs Claus – which includes the town’s annual Winter Forest exhibition which includes a vast display of Christmas Trees from around the world and across the ages, which have been decorated by local children from the Scouts and Church groups around the area.