Bucks County

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Category: History

Newtown Through the Ages: From the 1960s to Today

by Alexandra Lashner on January 6, 2020

It’s been seven years since I’ve been a resident of Bucks County. I was born and raised in Bucks. Both of my parents were born in Northeast Philadelphia and raised in Bucks. My grandparents lived in Philadelphia as well. Even my husband, who was raised in Bucks, has family roots in Philadelphia. So when I went to college in Lancaster County seven years ago, I didn’t think I would be away for so…

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Plan Your Stay: Haunted Hotels in Bucks County

by Christina Cordaro on September 23, 2019

Bucks County is home to historical towns, charming main streets and landmark locations. Yet, Bucks County’s historical past has left behind some spooky tales. There are many hotels, inns and bewitching bed-and-breakfasts that give guests chilling and haunting experiences they will never forget! Below are 5 lodging attractions that have been reported with sights and sounds of the past... 1. King…

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A Ride Through History: One Bike Route, Six Historic Sites

by Brooke Hillman on June 10, 2019

Every corner of Bucks County is brimming with historic landmarks and pre-revolutionary sites, echoing stories of the area’s – and our nation’s – past. Discover these stories and how they shaped the region in this 10-mile bike route through Doylestown, featuring stops at six historic sites along the way. Stop 1: Aldie Mansion This beautiful former home was built for Doylestown residents William…

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Did You Know? Four Facts About Black Americans in Bucks County

by Shirley Lee Corsey on February 10, 2019

In this three-part blog, Bucks County native Shirley (Lee) Corsey recalls life growing up in Yardley Borough as an African American. Her information is based on historic landmarks, newspaper articles, online archives, documented family photos, and first-person oratory. Catch up with Part 1 and Part 2! Visit the Bucks County Visitor Center June 22 - September 7, 2020 to view "Building on a Dream:…

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Walking through Time at the Doylestown Historic Cemetery

by Brooke Hillman on June 20, 2017

Call me morbid, but I have always been fascinated by cemeteries. Maybe it’s the writer in me who is intrigued by the stories that lies behind each of the names carved into the polished stone, or the history nerd in me who is drawn to the dates marking the lives of those who walked the Earth at a different time...I’ve visited cemeteries from Europe to Bermuda and throughout the U.S. (I said it was okay to call me morbid). However, their history and their stories still don’t stack up to those found in one of my favorite graveyards – the Doylestown Historic Cemetery…

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