Perkasie Park Founders Day Celebration On Aug. 6, 2016
The Historic Perkasie Park Association will open its privately owned Victorian camp meeting grounds to the public again this August, as the Association celebrates its 134th anniversary with its fourth annual Founders Day.
The free event is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, on August 6, 2016. Local residents may attend, but parking is limited, so visitors are asked to park on Ninth Street if able to do so.
Visitors can take part in a self-guided tour of the Park during the event. In the past three years, between 10 and 15 cottage owners have opened their cottages to the public. There also will be a presentation of rare pictures and information about the Park at its dining hall during the tours.
This year, the Pennsylvania Bureau for Historic Preservation approved Perkasie Park for listing on the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District. The state said the Park is significant as a property associated with the American camp meeting movement of the late 19th and early 20th Century, and for its design and architecture.
The Park features 60 Victorian-era cottages, a historic outdoor auditorium, and other buildings located on 21 acres of open space within Perkasie Borough. It is a summertime community for association members who travel from as near as South Perkasie and as far as Texas, Florida and Arizona to spend time there.
“Most people who visit the Park for services and events, or to see friends and family, say it is like stepping back in time,” said Scott Bomboy, president of the Park’s activities association. “The Park has been preserved solely through private funds and it has an unusual amount of intact cottages and an outdoor auditorium that dates back in 1886.”
This year, Bucks County Folk Song society members The Double Ds will perform music from the Great American Song Book in the Park’s historic auditorium during the Park’s self-guided tours and at an after-tour reception at 4 p.m. (Facebook users can find out more about the duo on their Facebook page, DoubleDsmusic.)
Perkasie Park also has been designated as a Historic Structure by Perkasie Borough. Its auditorium is on the Bucks County Heritage Conservancy list. The Park has held summertime religious services in the auditorium since 1882 and it has hosted services for nearly every religious group in the local Perkasie/Pennridge region.
For more information, contact:
Scott Bomboy, President, The Perkasie Park Athletic Association, 200 South Ninth Street, Perkasie, PA. Phone: 215-527-1016. E-mail: email@example.com. Media can use images, with credit, available at www.perkasiepark.com
Perkasie Park History Presentation
These are slides, nearly 90 of them, from our history presentation given to the Perkasie Historical Society in September 2013. Thanks to everyone who contributed photos and information.
Park Video From 1993
Enjoy a drive around Perkasie Park on Memorial Day in 1993.
The PPA is a nonprofit organization that owns and operates the current Perkasie Park.
The park is privately owned and its members keep the heritage of the park going strong.
The public is allowed in the park for certain events during the summer.
What Is Perkasie? It's More Than A Town
Perkasie may be the best-kept secret in Bucks County. The area is rich in history--going back to the days of William Penn,
Modern Perkasie is a diverse small-town community that's close to Philadelphia, New Hope and Lancaster County.
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Quotes From The Past
"To those seeking rest for the body, stimulus for the mind and profit for the soul, we extend a cordial invitation." -- Park souvenir booklet, 1924
Pictures of The Park Since 1898
Go back in time and see what life was like in a Victorian summer village.
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Between 1898 and 1927, only the best businesses in Perkasie and other locations sponsored our annual Souvenir booklet. Check out the ads below!