Sinking Spring Area Historical Society and Heritage Park

The Sinking Spring Area Historical Society and Heritage Park began in 1977 when the Society was organized.  In 1978, the Save Our Station Committee organized for the purpose of saving the former Sinking Spring Station and Freight House.  Today the combined organization is dedicated to preserving the area’s history and maintaining the historic buildings in Heritage Park. 

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This vintage view was taken in the early 1900’s of the Sinking Spring Station at its original location near the Railroad House Hotel.

Heritage Park is located in Sinking Spring near the Borough and Fire Company’s community grounds.  The 1872 station, along with a small turn-of-the-century office building and circa 1926 railroad signal building, serve as a museum housing local historic and railroad memorabilia along with the Society’s archives.  The 1858 Freight House serves as the Society’s meeting place and is used for special functions and is available for private gatherings. 

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Current view of the 1872 Passenger Station in Heritage Park.  

The Society meets on a quarterly basis (usually September, November, March and May), generally on a third Wednesday at 7:30 PM with occasional exceptions.  Members enjoy programs about historical topics, along with an annual dinner and a newsletter issued twice a year containing local historical articles.  Annual membership is $10.00 per person. The Society is always open to new members, volunteers to maintain the property, and local memorabilia donations for the museum.  The Society has established an endowment fund for the future maintenance of Heritage Park and welcomes your contributions.  The Society is a 501(c) (3) tax deductible, non-profit organization.  For more information, contact President Paul L. Miller at 610-678-4219.

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Current view of the 1858 Freight House in Heritage Park which can be rented for private events.

Join Us Sept 12 for our Kauffman’s Chicken Fundraiser

The Society will be holding its annual Kauffman Chicken BBQ fund raiser on Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 10AM to 2PM at Dairy Queen, 4399 Penn Avenue, upper lot, in Sinking Spring.  A half-chicken and baked potato meal will be provided at $8.00 each.  Pepper cabbage is available at an additional cost to complement your meal.  Advanced tickets can be purchased by calling 610-678-4219 to guarantee a reserved meal.  However, extra barbecues will be available on that day for additional purchase while supplies last.  Social distancing and masks requested.  We thank everyone in advance for the success of our main fund raiser which is used to preserve and maintain our complex of historical buildings and park grounds, along with the Society’s museum and programs.


Saturday, September 12th, 2020 – 10AM to 2PM
Dairy Queen, 4399 Penn Avenue Sinking Spring in the upper lot
Half-chicken and baked potato meal $8.00
Reserve your meal(s) by calling Paul Miller at 610-678-4219

This has been a partnered post with the Sinking Spring Area Historical Society

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