Help to Celebrate Those Who Make a Difference

April 15, 2012 by  

The Preservation and Scholarship Award Dinner presented by the Marple Township Historical Society will take place at the 1696 Thomas Massey House on May 24 beginning at 6:30. This is an annual event of the society which was founded in 1960; the Historical Society believes in “three basic principles, preservation, interpretation and education”.

The Preservation Award is given to “an individual or group who has made a significant contribution to the preservation of the heritage of Marple Township.” This can be an individual who fought to keep an historical building from being destroyed or a company that has moved its operation into an older building while preserving its history. It could also be an individual from Broomall who has collected old photographs and had prints made of them by a local printing company so that they can be displayed at area events.

The Susan Lucas Scholarship is given to a senior from Marple Newtown High School who is planning to study history in college or university. The award is named after an area history teacher and Marple Township Historical Society member.

It’s important that a community remember its history and not to forget where they have come from. By recognizing those who are working to make history come alive to the current generation, the Historical Society will ensure that the past will not be forgotten and inspire others to join them in their mission. And the scholarship award presents the idea that the study of history is important.