SOLEBURY TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Solebury, PA   |  http://soleburyhistory.org/

Mission

The Solebury Township Historical Society's resources include preserved archives, oral histories, publications, its ca. 1755 schoolhouse headquarters, and the people who work to educate, promote and encourage an appreciation of Solebury Township history. The board of directors and membership volunteers reach out to individuals and businesses in our surrounding communities to provide educational programs, social gatherings, and assist those researching our increasing records of area family and historical information.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Heritage Conservancy's Historical Review Board Committee and the Board of the Solebury Township Historical Society  commemorate the addition of Solebury's one room schoolhouse as a Historic Place on the Register of Historic Places. The Heritage Conservancy, which works to preserve noted buildings and sites in Bucks and Montgomery counties, recognized the STHS for its work to preserve the 1755 site and 1865 structure located at 3020 North Sugan Rd. Solebury, PA

Ruling year info

2002

President

Stephanie Garomon

Vice President andGrants Chair

Charlotte Zanidakis

Main address

P.O. Box 525

Solebury, PA 18963 USA

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EIN

23-2975797

NTEE code info

History Museums (A54)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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The Solebury Township Historical Society's resources include preserved archives, oral histories, publications, its ca. 1755 schoolhouse headquarters, and the people who work to educate, promote and encourage an appreciation of Solebury Township history. The board of directors and membership volunteers reach out to individuals and businesses in our surrounding communities to provide educational programs, social gatherings, and assist those researching our increasing records of area family and historical information.

Currently seeking funds and/or grants for educational programs, marketing of organization, increase membership and volunteers (board members), and building maintenance.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Educatonal scholaships, lectures and workshops

Annual Ned Harrington Scholarship Fund to New Hope-Solebury AND Solebury School seniors.
Historical lectures regarding Solebury Township.
Grammar school tours of 1747 Solebury Schoolhouse

Population(s) Served

Three annual sessions to provide hands-on painting lessons from professional artists by using paintings from local world renown Impressionist paintings as a guide. Each work is completed during one session to take home.

Population(s) Served

Oral history is the process of collecting, recording, and studying orally gathered information about events, individuals, families, and everyday life.  Oral history also refers to the information so collected and preserved. These interviews can be captured as video tapes, audio tapes, or transcriptions of planned interviews. The interviews are usually conducted with people who participated in noteworthy events, were members of families of note, or because of longevity in an area, are knowledgeable about events. Much of the information obtained cannot be found in written sources.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of free admissions

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Educatonal scholaships, lectures and workshops

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

the numbers vary due to the number of walks and lectures we offer each year. Most events ask for a donation; other events require a fee.

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Continue to increase and promote events, lectures, activities, and history of Solebury Township to surrounding communities.

By increasing our technical resources, we will structure the scheduling of activities without conflicting with other area nonprofits. STHS is smaller than most area nonprofits, but we are very proactive and need to increase marketing our activities to increase attendance through social media and area publications. This strategy will increase donations for our operating budget.

We were fortunate to obtain the donation of a monitor for our ca. 1755 schoolhouse headquarters to visually accompany a speaker's presentation.
This new technology will enable STHS to share additional and detailed educational programs.

Seeking the resources from area artists, residents, and businesses that help to promote our Oral Histories Program. The stories from 4th, 5th, 6th generations of area residents enables us to share new historic facts of the area about the culture, properties, farming, and environmental factors.

There are also resources from county, state and national professional historic organizations that aid in the research of Solebury Township

Added Facebook (Instagram to follow soon); participating in the 2018 New Hope-Lambertville Winter Festival; #GivingTuesday; included to the Heritage Conservancy Resister of Historic Places; shared program with Michener Art Museum of schoolhouse historical paintings; documenting, preserving, and revitalizing the use and the history of Aquetong Springs Park; and a new Planned Giving Program.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SOLEBURY TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Board of directors
as of 03/20/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Stephanie Garomon

Solebury Township Historical Society

Term: 2015 -

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes