The headquarters for the Historical Society is the Sanatoga Union Sunday School, located at 2341 East High St., Sanatoga, PA. It was constructed through the determination of its congregation. The land for the building site was donated by Samuel J. Kurtz, the author of Sanatoga's first history. Digging matches were held each evening, after the day's work was done, to excavate for the cellar. The stones, bricks, sand, and lime used in erecting the chapel were donated and brought to the site by volunteers. In order to raise money for the construction, lectures, plays, and musical programs were planned. Finally, on May 10, 1891, the doors of the Chapel were opened and their dream realized.
It is that same determination that drives the Society today to continue to restore and maintain the Chapel as a public museum. After obtaining the deed in March 1991, meetings of the Society were resumed in July. Since that time, the restoration of the chapel has been the lone goal of our fund raising efforts.
We have many old and interesting artifacts in our museum. We have books full of old pictures of the area. There are many great photos of both Sanatoga Park and Ringing Rocks Park during their heyday. We have display cases with memorabilia from the trolley era, the Sanatoga Fire Co. and the Ringing Hill Fire Co., as well as the days of the Sanatoga Race Track. There are signs from some of the landmarks in the area like Kemp's store, and Shuhart's before them, and Pleasantview Farm (the Saylor farmstead).
We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM at the Sanatoga Chapel, 2341 E. High St. in Sanatoga, PA. We do not meet in January, February and August. Our museum is open to the public for free on the last Sunday of the month from 1 PM to 3 PM several times throughout the year. The dates will be posted on the Schedule of Events as they come up. Everyone is welcome. The Lower Pottsgrove Historical Society is included under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Tax Code. We are a non-profit organization and all contributions are fully deductible. We are also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.