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Rediscovering the Mount Moriah Community, Part Three: Meet the Neighbors

Who were the African Americans who made Mount Moriah their home? We can learn a lot about them from census records, deeds, newspaper accounts, and family histories. Work and school: Although most men in Mount Moriah listed their occupations as “laborer,” while many women were “keeping house,” there was a variety of work available. Joseph […]

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Know Thy Snake Neighbor: Eastern Milksnake – Lampropeltis triangulum

  INTRO Eastern Milksnakes (Lampropeltis triangulum) are among the most misunderstood snake species we have in Pennsylvania. Because they bear a slight resemblance to the venomous (but also misunderstood) Northern Copperhead, they’re often senselessly persecuted by people. The truth is, not only are Eastern Milksnakes completely harmless, they actually make pretty decent neighbors. Let’s take […]

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Rediscovering the Mount Moriah Community, Part Two: How the Church Served as Both a Spiritual and Social Center

The community of Mount Moriah grew around its church, the center of social and spiritual life and the site of many christenings, weddings, funerals and burials that marked the milestones of parishioners’ lives. It began as an African Methodist Episcopal (AME) congregation meeting in a local home, with 33 members in 1818 and 50 in […]

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Christmas at Aldie

There is no better way to wrap up the year than by welcoming friends back to Aldie Mansion! On December 5th, at limited capacity, our fully vaccinated guests gathered at Heritage Conservancy’s Aldie Mansion for our annual Christmas at Aldie fundraiser gala. Built in 1927, historic Aldie made the perfect backdrop to emphasize our mission […]

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Join Our Community Science Team!

Join our Community Science Team! Are you interested in helping to protect the plants and animals on Heritage Conservancy preserves? How about collecting data that contributes to real science? To start the new year, we are very excited to announce the launch of our Community Science Program! Community Science involves people, like you, who contribute […]

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Fourth Generation Family Lands Now Permanently Preserved

The 53-acre Zeigafuse property located in Upper Mount Bethel, Northampton County has been in the family since 1812 – nearly 210 years. The farm features cultivated fields, forested wetlands, and critical wildlife habitat for rare and endangered species. The land is bordered to the south by the East Branch of Martin’s Creek and to the […]

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A New Register of Historic Places Listing: Dr. John G. Hersh Residence

Heritage Conservancy is excited to share the newest listing to our organization’s Register of Historic Places, and this one hails from East Greenville, Montgomery County! The property is known as the Dr. John G. Hersh Residence, and the application for its listing on our register was submitted by its current owners, Christina Landis and Ed […]

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Register of Historic Places Scanning Project

Heritage Conservancy is excited to announce findings from a project conducted by a Bucks County Community College intern over the summer. Julie Leberman turned hard copies of listings from our Register of Historic Places into digital files, which will allow us to share these stories with the public, municipal officials, and historical societies more easily […]

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Our New Year’s Resolutions

One of our primary goals for 2022 is to get more people outside to explore the region’s open spaces. Heritage Conservancy has five Ambassador Properties with public accessibility to encourage members of our community to explore the land that we proudly work to protect. On your next nature adventure, be sure to capture the moment […]

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