Welcome to the Westampton Township Historical Society
The Westampton Township Historical Society’s mission is four-fold:
- Education is our primary goal: to educate folks on our unique history: provide for research for students, scholars and history buffs.
- Preserve and share documents, photos, tools, oral histories, textiles, maps of the Rancocas Village area, etc.
- Give direction and aid in researching your house and/or local family history.
- Plan presentations, living history performances and events for the public.
Remember, this area was settled in 1677 by the Quakers who came over from England on the Kent. Lots of history to discover! Today will be the past for our children and grandchildren… How did we get here? Illuminating the past sheds light on the present and a hint of the future.
One of our goals is to create a museum where all this info and material may be shared with everyone – members, our community and visitors.
The WTHS meets the third Wednesday of every even month at the Rancocas Community Center at 7:00PM. The meeting months are: February, April, June, August, October and December. While these meetings are open to the public, we ask that you consider joining our membership. Download the membership form above (in PDF format) for more information on the WTHS and to learn how to join.
We're always in search of info, materials and photos of the area. Do you have old photos or negatives showing the Village or residents from years ago? Old deeds, maps, papers, etc.? Would you be willing to share them? We can do a high-quality scan of your material and return the originals to you. Or, do you wish to give or sell any of your photos, deeds, etc.? Let us know! We are a nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) organization.
Are you willing to help do research? We have a few research projects planned. If you're looking for something to do, why not help us on a project? Any amount of time you have to spare would be gratefully appreciated. Some of our current projects are: recording oral histories; collecting images from the past and present of life in the Village; and preserving Asher Woolman's house and outbuildings. Or, do you have a suggestion for another project? Let us know!