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Stone Mason, Then Builder Buy Hargrave House Property

Ten years after the death of stone mason John P. Stilwell and five years after the death of his widow, the estate sold the house and lot to Robert and Anna McKenney for $6,000 in 1935. The McKenney family lived … Continue reading

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Researching Our Past

Doylestown is a treasure box filled with all kinds of interesting historical nuggets. We stumble on them now and again as we look into Hargrave House’s past and celebrate its 200th year at what is now 50 S. Main St. … Continue reading

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Checkmate!

Like games of strategy? Then come on out to Doylestown’s First Saturday Chess. You could learn a few moves while having loads of fun, too! During summer months, the event is held right next door to Hargrave House in the … Continue reading

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An Explorer, a Filmmaker and a Theater Give Doylestown Ties to New Hope Film Festival

If you’re a fan of cinema, you definitely should check out this year’s offerings of the New Hope Film Festival. It’s running now through July 21, and there are even a few Doylestown connections. In its fourth year, this year’s … Continue reading

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Doylestown Events: New Doylestown Historical Society Exhibit!

“Dr. William Edgar Geil (1865-1925) Doylestown’s Evangelical World Explorer” On Thursday, May 28, the Doylestown Historical Society will hold a private opening of an exhibition on the life and work of Dr. William Edgar Geil, a Doylestonian, who explored China, … Continue reading

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Doylestown Events: New Doylestown Historical Society Exhibit

Have you ever heard of Dr. William Edgar Geil? If you haven’t, you are missing out on learning about a fascinating life. One of the amazing things he did was be one of the first individuals to transverse the ENTIRE … Continue reading

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