Skippack Historical Society

The Skippack Historical Society is a non-profit organization formed in 1967 for the purpose of researching and documenting the many historical sites and rich history of the Skippack Valley, the site of the second inland settlement of the Pennsylvania German people.

In the year 1706 Gerhardt and Hermanus Indenhofen purchased 440 acres of land from Mathias Van Bebber. This property over the next 100 years was divided and sold off becoming the village of Skippack. Gerhardt and his brother built a house on their land around 1720. It is the first house built in the village and perhaps in the Township. The Skippack Historical Society has been studying and restoring the Indenhofen house and farmstead over many years.

The Skippack Historical Society currently meets throughout the year at the Indenhofen Farmstead, located at the corner of Evansburg Road and Skippack Pike in Evansburg State Park.

We invite you to become a member of the Skippack Historical Society helping us to strengthen Skippack's cultural and architectural heritage. Your membership and support will help us in restoring the Gerhardt Indenhofen Farmstead and other historic structures.

Newspaper articles you can read about us on the internet:

5/8/11 - HISTORY 101: Skippack's Indenhoffen House
9/26/09 - George Washington returns
9/27/07 - Back in Time
10/1/07 - Shades of George
1/6/07 - Society wants to convert property to farm park
9/25/06 - Revolutionary ideas recast in Skippack
2/21/05 - Historical home has new owner
2/14/05 - Buyer found for historic house
4/19/04 - Skippack Historical Society working to preserve house
4/11/04 - Historical society raising funds to save farmhouse ...
3/30/04 - A push to save a crumbling treasure
1/6/04 - Skippack Historical Society preserving historic home
6/13/03 - Skippack residents working to restore‚ preserve history

Visit the Lobby of the Skippack Township Building (Heckler Road) to view great old photos of Skippack Township like the ones shown here above.


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Skippack Historical Society
P.O. Box 9
Skippack, Pennsylvania


Charles Miller

Benjamin Webb
Vice President

Tom Blystone

Edna Stevens

Andy McClay
Mike Dickey

Peggy Buchanan-Gelet
Cynthia Gannon
Betty Hurley
Walt Johnson
Rick Thornton

Website Editor:
Bradley DeForest

Website Design by Brad DeForest.


November 19, 2009

- presentation by David Miller
- starts at 7:30pm at Wellspring Church
- Society Elections

Nov. 29, 2009 - Annual Society Dinner
- Sunday Evening at the Bay Pony Inn in Lederach

Check out our Google calendar on the UPCOMING page.