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Rediscover Ye Old Yardleyville

June 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Explore the origins of Yardley, originally known as Yardleyville, where the strategic “Boatyard lot” once sat at the lower end of the village, so close to the Yardley Ferry bustling with activity and rich narratives. Take a little walk with us (on good weather days of course), around this little-known area in the Historic District of Yardley Borough.

Highlights of this Gather Place Museum “Bring History to Life!” program include:
• Learn about the rich history of Yardley, originally established in 1682 by Quaker William Yeardley and transformed into Yardleyville by his nephew, Thomas Yardley.
• Explore the transformation of the Boatyard lot, once central to the Historic Delaware Canal’s trade and travel, into a significant meeting place for African American worshippers since 1817.
• Discover documents, photos, and artifacts that reveal the once vibrant and overlooked African American community in historic Yardleyville.
• Learn about Mary Derry, the oldest known African American resident of Yardley Borough, whose family’s presence spans seven generations, enriching our local heritage.
• Celebrate the establishment of the AME Church in 1877, a vital part of Yardley’s legacy, learn about this site and other “Yardleyville” and Bucks County, Pennsylvania Underground Railroad links.

Contact: 215.595.2722 ✉️ Email: INFO@GATHERPLACE.ORG


June 14
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Gather Place
188 S Canal St
Yardley, 19067 United States
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