Lower Pottsgrove Historical Society

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Sanatoga Union Sunday School today

The Lower Pottsgrove Historical Society was originally founded on Sept. 10, 1985, in order to provide opportunities for area residents to explore their heritage; to conduct programs, projects and activities to help further the preservation of the community; to investigate the history and keep a library of important memorabilia of the community; and to assist in the restoration and maintenance of historic buildings in Lower Pottsgrove Township.

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.

Interior of Chapel

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.