Event: Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce Community and Business Expo
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Where: Upper Perk YMCA, 1399 Quakertown Road, Pennsburg, PA 18073
Description: 275th Anniversary Committee members will be available at a table in the lobby area to provide information and answer questions about the upcoming 275th Anniversary events scheduled in 2016. Please stop by our table then plan on attending the Community and Business Expo in the YMCA gymnasium.
Event: “A History of Upper Hanover Township” - Presentation by The Upper Hanover Township Historical Committee
Date and Time: Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Upper Hanover Township Municipal Building, 1704 Pillsbury Road, East Greenville, PA 18041
Description: Noted local historian Larry Roeder, Chairman of the Upper Hanover Township Historical Committee and Publisher/Editor of The Town and Country newspaper, will present an overview of Upper Hanover Township history. Historical Committee members will also be on hand to answer questions and chat further about the Township’s first 275 years. Light refreshments will be provided.
Event: Self-Guided Tour of Historic Structures and Locations in Upper Hanover Township.
and Time: You can take the tour at your convenience as your
Where: The self-guided tour of historic structures and locations follows a description and location map prepared by the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center that starts at Lesher’s Mill then continues across the Township to17 interesting locations.
Description: You can obtain your copy of the Self-Guided Tour Description and Location Map at any of the 275th Anniversary events, at the Township Building or online at the Township website at www.upperhanovertownship.org.
Special Note: We ask that you respect the privacy of the owners of the tour site buildings by remaining on sidewalks or roadways when viewing the sites.
Event : Pontoon Boat Tours of the Green Lane Reservoir
Date and Time: Saturday, July 16, 2016 and Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm. The one hour tours will depart on the hour at 12:00 noon, 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm. Passengers should arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled boat departure.
Where: Green Lane Reservoir Boat Launch at 2821 Hill Road, Green Lane, PA 18054
Description: The guided tour on the 12 passenger pontoon boat highlights historic locations at, by and under the Green Lane Reservoir. Constructed in 1954, over 90% of the reservoir water lies within the township boundaries.
Pre-registration Required: Participants must pre-register by contacting Green Lane Boat Tours at 215-234-4863 or by filling out the contact form online at www.greenlaneboats.com. Registration will be verified by email from Green Lane Boats.
Cost: Cost of the tour is $15 per adult and $10 per child (15 and younger). Payment is due at the boat launch area on the day of the tour via cash or Visa/MasterCard credit cards only.
Special Note: Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Life jackets are provided for all passengers and all children 13 and under must wear a life jacket for the duration of the tour. Participants are required to sign an indemnity release for Green Lane Boat Tours and Upper Hanover Township prior to departing on the pontoon boat tour.
Event: “Back Porch Seminar” at The Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center
Date and Time: Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: The Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, 105 Seminary Street, Pennsburg, PA 18073
Description: Spend an entertaining and informative afternoon hearing from local historian Larry Roeder and a panel of local history experts at a “Back Porch Seminar” detailing the history of Upper Hanover Township while also enjoying the fascinating exhibits on display at The Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center. Light refreshments will be provided.
Event: 275th Anniversary Celebration Day
Date and Time: Saturday, September 17, 2016. Yoga in the Park at 8:00 a.m. All other events from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Rain Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm)
Where: Camelot Park, 1124 Church Road, East Greenville, PA 18041
Description: This is the main event and the grand finale of the year-long 275th Anniversary Celebration. Make yourself part of Township History by sharing in the good fellowship and community pride of this memorable and enjoyable occasion along with your family, friends and neighbors. Food service is available throughout the day.
8:00 am – Yoga in the Park – Bring your yoga mat to the Camelot Park soccer field and start out the day with a good yoga work out led by trainers from the Upper Perk YMCA.
1:00 pm – Army, Marine, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard Military Service Seals Dedication Ceremony at the Veteran’s Monument
3:00 pm – Time Capsule Dedication – The Board of Supervisors and the Historical Committee will dedicate a time capsule containing historical memorabilia that will not be opened until the Township’s 300th Anniversary Celebration in 2041.
Ongoing Activities- The following activities will be held concurrently at various locations throughout Camelot Park starting at 10:00 am:
· Food, food and more food!
· Time Capsule Message Book – Sign in and get your name and message included in the 275th Anniversary Time Capsule.
· Boy Scout and Girl Scout campsite demonstrations.
· Face painting.
· Kid’s Games
· Miniature motorized train rides for kids and adults. All aboard!
· Enjoy a remarkable miniature vehicle display, including a cement mixer, fire truck, school bus, tractor trailer and 57 Chevy.
· Bee-keeper Presentation (10:00 am to 2:00 pm)
· Master Gardener Exhibit (10:00 am to 2:00 pm)
· Spotted Lanternfly Information Booth
· Antique tractors
· Fire Trucks.
· Township Snow Plow Trucks and Equipment
· Historical Photo slide shows and displays.
· A special edition 275th Anniversary chocolate bar from Blommer Chocolates will be available for purchase.
· Copies of the “Upper Hanover Township, Celebrating 275 Years of History – 1741-2016” history photo book will be available for purchase.
Visit www.upperhanovertownship.org for 275th Anniversary info and updates.