Welcome to The Millbrook Society.
The Millbrook Society is a non-profit organization that inspires passion for preserving and protecting the rich history of Hatboro and local communities.

We achieve our mission through three interrelated activities:


PRESERVATION…by collecting and maintaining artifacts, documents, manuscripts, maps.


PROTECTION…by archaeology, and recording and researching historical data on buildings and other assets.


EDUCATION…by presentations, programs, publications, reenactments and related activities.



March 2023 Education Program - celebrating National Woman's History Month 


















Click here for more information about the program and presenter


April 2023 Education Program - Crooked Billet History Fair! 

Hosted by The Millbrook Society...



























All are Welcome!

The Millbrook Society and the Amy B. Yerkes Museum are open most Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 on the second floor of the Hatboro Baptist Church on York Road in Hatboro.  We also have a very active Facebook page posted with history, photos, and local updates...check us out! 


Members and non-members...our doors are open and we welcome you to stop by!    


Millbrook Highlights...


On Saturday, February 25th, 2023, local military historian Michael Jesberber presented his program - "The Valley Forge Encampment" to a capacity crowd at the Union Library of Hatboro. 


This joint Millbrook-Union library education program recognized President's Day and the 245th anniversary of the Valley Forge encampment. 


Michael talked about the miserable conditions endured by the troops and the challenges military leaders faced, particularly General Washington.  The biggest challenge was disease - wet grounds and mud (more so than the cold and snow as is traditionally believed) created a breeding ground for disease.  Deficient supplies were another major challenge - uniforms, equipment, meat, and bread were in short supply or unavailable - 1 of 3 soldiers was shoeless.  Michael shared the inscription written on a New York marker on a monument at Valley Forge (in part) - "...its is beyond description to conceive what the men suffered." 


He highlighted the impact of Baron von Steuben, a 39-year-old military leader from Prussia, and his indispensable influences on molding these troops into a disciplined and formidable American army.  Michael closed with one little-known story - it is believed Valley Forge was the first public birthday party for George Washington - complete with a cake made by his wife, Martha, who came up from Mount Vernon to visit and lend her support to the troops.  Michael Jesberger can be reached at J4Regiment@comcast.net


Click on the News & Events tab above for news on recent activities and archives. 




Hatboro Then & Now...Millbrook's newest publication!



A very interesting collection of more than 250 images that are sure to bring back memories of our three-century-old town.





Hatboro Then & Now is available for a donation of $20 to The Millbrook Society.


The book is now available at these fine Hatboro locations:

  • Buxmont Printing, 10 N York Road
  • Hatboro Dish, 102 S. York Road
  • Hatboro Federal Savings, 609 York Road
  • KP Kitchen Crafts, 222 S. York Road
  • Union Library of Hatboro, 243 S. York Road
  • Village Hardware, 17 S. York Road
  • Wolfy’s Furniture & Stuff/Jacksonville Road Antiques, 420 Jacksonville Road

Give the Gift of History!

Are you looking for that special gift for the historian in your life?!  Looking to enhance your personal home collection?

Check out what we have in store... books, DVDs, historical maps and more! Give the gift that keeps on giving... LEARNING about our local history and helping to PRESERVE it!




Click here to see the items in our online store. Items can also be ordered by email or phone, and may be available at our programs and events. Your donation directly supports The Millbrook Society and our mission-driven work! (millbrooksociety@gmail.com, 215-957-1877)


Donate to The Millbrook Society!

The Millbrook Society of Hatboro PA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, so we rely on our members and friends like you to help us all fulfill the mission we ALL share: preservation, protection, and education of our local history!


Membership, merchandise donations, free-will giving at our events and other forms of giving surely enable us to maintain our museum/archives and to achieve all our mission-driven activities. So, your giving truly impacts our success!


Please consider giving to The Millbrook Society in honor of a loved one, or just to be part of the community of people care about our local history.








Society Insights... Did you know?...

Millbrook enjoys an active Facebook page! Click here to Visit and Like us!