Located in a beautiful Queen Anne style mansion built in 1903 by George Unger, owner of Unger’s Knitting Mill and prominent Boyertown businessman, the Boyertown Area Historical Society houses many artifacts which represent the history of the Boyertown area. You’ll discover artifacts pertaining to the early iron industry, General Carl A. Spaatz, first General of the U.S. Air Force, and Boyertown’s favorite son, The Rhoads Opera House Fire, local businesses, people, and other artifacts that make the history of Boyertown come alive. Military items, vintage clothing, antique furniture, tools and local arts and crafts round out the collection.
If you have an ancestor that lived in Boyertown or the surrounding area, you may be able to learn more about your heritage at the Boyertown Area Historical Society research library, which extends the collection with local histories, church records, cemetery records, published genealogies, Pennsylvania German cultural materials, preservation information, literary works by local authors, all available census records, the Boyertown Democrat/Times on microfilm, a collection of interviews with local veterans, documents and records from local schools, businesses, industry and people, photographs and vintage local maps. These resources are augmented on a continual basis to enhance the historical record of Boyertown and its vicinity.
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