In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the United States entry into World War II, The Millbrook Society is making available this Board of Trade directory for the year 1943. 


December 7th marks the 75th anniversary of "a day that will live in infamy"-the day our military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked, prompting our country's entry into World War II.  


This 1943 Directory is an amazing documentation of the Hatboro community in the middle of the World War II years.  It presents a fascinating snapshot of our borough-our government, businesses, culture and citizens.  You'll read historical accounts, learn about local government, marvel at the local advertising, and enjoy many images of local people, places and things, especially those no longer here. 

The Directory is filled with fascinating facts and figures, and perhaps most interesting, is a "List of Residents"-names, addresses and occupations in 1943.



We are offering this special reprint of the 1943 Directory in two ways: 


Posted on our website:  The Directory is posted on The Millbrook Society website in a PDF file (Adobe Acrobat) for downloading and searching.  To search for a person, place or thing:  select "Control" + "F" on your keyboard to open a search box in the top right corner of the PDF; then in the search box, type your selection, press "Enter" and an automatic search of the document will launch.  To access the 1943 Directory PDF, click here.


Give the gift of history!  For a $10.00 donation (plus postage) this book is the perfect holiday gift for those who value our rich local history…and a gift of support to The Millbrook Society!  Proceeds directly support the Society's programs and activities.         


Please contact us at if you are interested in ordering a copy.

The Millbrook Society proudly offers the "Colonial Land Tenure in Hatboro and Vicinity & the Settlement of Horsham Township." The book is a compendium of two books written by renowned educator and local historian, Charles Harper Smith. Both books are now combined in one volume and feature a combined index makng it an extraordinary repository of Hatboro and Horsham history.  


Mrs. Helen Stubbs Smith, Charles' wife, was instrumental in forming The Millbrook Society.  By releasing this new book in the 70th anniversary of Charles Harper Smith's passing, The Millbrook Society takes great pride in continuing his legacy in educating and preserving local history.  


Requested donation is $20.  Proceeds support the mission-driven work of the Society.


To order online and pay with a credit card, click here.


For other ordering options, call or email The Millbrook Society at or 215-957-1877 (mail Box).