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Heritage Conservancy Celebrates Its Members and Supporters at Annual Garden Party

Heritage Conservancy hosted its annual member appreciation and donor recognition event on the evening of Thursday, June 6th, at historic Aldie Mansion in Doylestown, PA. Over 220 of the Conservancy’s valued donors, individual and business members, and Board of Directors were in attendance at the Garden Party, as well as special guests of supporters who […]

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Tour De Heritage: A Historic Bike Ride đź—“

Saturday, October 26th8:30 AM to around 11:00 AMMeet at Historic Aldie Mansion85 Old Dublin PikeDoylestown, PA 18901 Join us for an approximately 10-mile bike ride, and pedal to the porches of historic landmarks and homes throughout the Doylestown area. The tour will include 5 stops, where you will immerse yourself in the captivating stories that […]

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A Fun and Muddy Field Trip to Quakertown Swamp

At the beginning of May, the Seventh Generation Charter School from Emmaus took an exciting field trip to our Quakertown Swamp Preserve! After last year’s trip to Bristol Marsh and Croydon Woods (with 53 third grade students and about 10 chaperones and teachers), the school chose to visit the Swamp this year for a new […]

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When to Leave Wildlife Alone

It’s a fairly common scenario: A leisurely walk through the woods turns into a wildlife rescue mission when a well-intentioned human spots a baby animal all by its lonesome. In reality, not every solitary creature is injured or orphaned! Fawns and baby bunnies, for instance, are often left alone by their mothers as they go […]

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Corporate Volunteer Groups Lend A Hand

Volunteers, whether they help out individually or in a group, are vital to the mission of any nonprofit. We are thankful for everyone that contributes their time and energy to a good cause, and we certainly appreciate the companies that encourage their employees to do community service! These volunteer activities help to give back to […]

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Storybook Field Trips to Aldie Mansion

Starting Friday, May 10th, and continuing into the following Friday, over 500 fourth graders from six Central Bucks elementary schools came to visit our Aldie Mansion home! These interactive environmental and historical field trips were based on The Wind in the Willows of Bucks County books, which Heritage Conservancy co-produced and had gifted to each […]

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For Historic Building Repairs, Ask the Professionals

We’re making a list, and owners of historic structures will want to check it twice! Many who read our President Jeff Marshall’s recent article on the demolition of three Bucks County barns were left wondering what could be done to prevent other surviving structures from facing the same fate. Proper care of old buildings is […]

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Heritage Conservancy’s Aldie Mansion comes alive this summer with a free monthly concert series

With the return of spring and warm weather comes the return of Heritage Conservancy’s popular “Concerts in the Garden” outdoor summer concert series at historic Aldie Mansion in Doylestown, PA. Now entering its fifth season, Concerts in the Garden will be held at a new time—6:00 PM to 8:00 PM—on the fourth Tuesday of every […]

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Remembering Three Old Barns

By Jeffrey L. Marshall, President of Heritage Conservancy and National Barn Alliance Board of Directors This month was a tough one for old buildings, particularly old barns. Heritage Conservancy was asked to go out and look at three(!) barns that were going to be demolished. The gloomy weather seemed appropriate for this somber task–the presence […]

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Heritage Conservancy’s Annual Photo Contest đź—“

We want your best Bucks County or Montgomery County photos celebrating our natural and historic heritage during spring, summer, autumn or winter. Up to 12 winners could be chosen to be featured in our 2020 Heritage Conservancy wall calendar. Entries will be accepted from Monday, June 3rd, through Friday, June 28th. Voting will take place […]

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