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A Town is Born: a History of the Borough of LansdaleRegister for Courses
December 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Beginning as a junction on the North Penn Railway in the mid-1850s, Lansdale quickly grew into a commercial and industrial hub. This class will highlight the people, places, and events which contributed to the borough’s growth through the late 19th and early 20th century.
About the Instructor: Patricia Rieker
As a lifelong resident of Lansdale, Patricia Rieker has always been interested in the history of the borough. She and her husband have owned a home in the West Ward for nearly fifty years. She was employed as an elementary school teacher in the North Penn School District until her retirement in 2010. Since that time, she has volunteered with the Lansdale Historical Society as a researcher and trustee. She enjoys presenting history programs to people of all ages.