Skippack Historical Society

Allebach-Cholet Historic Farm

The Historical Society now has a license agreement with Skippack Township to use, maintain, and restore the Allebach-Cholet house and barn. Township Supervisors Mark Marino & Bill Parkins were very supportive and instrumental in pulling this agreement together to help preserve the farm.

The main objective of creating the Historic Farm Park is to preserve a rural farm setting for the educational, cultural, and recreational enrichment of the residents of our community.

The property is owned by Skippack Township and under the this agreement the Skippack Historical Society will be responsible for maintaining and restoring the house and barn.

The property contains two structures that date back to the late 1800s. These two structures were the heart of this Victorian farmstead that was farmed by at least four local families including Alderfer, Allebach, Kratz, and Cholet during the 19th and 20th centuries. The house appears to have been constructed sometime after the Civil War. The barn is of a type known as a Pennsylvania-German bank barn, one of the primary barn types found in the U.S. before 1880.


Our long term vision is that the farm will be an educational facility open to the public focusing on farming and life during the 1800's and 1900's.

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