Heritage & Cultural Society

Ray C. Schaeffer’s Garage, an authorized Ford dealer, 345 Main Street.

The Committee invites you to an Open House on Sunday, January 26th from 2-5 p.m. in Bernville Borough Hall.  Hold, examine, or look through a variety of historic Bernville items from the 19th and 20th centuries.  Event will not be held if weather is inclement.






Incorporated into a borough in 1851, Bernville once boasted hotels, doctors, tinsmiths, factories, bakeries, restaurants, merchandise stores, and even car dealerships.  The following attached booklets will give you a perspective of what life was like in Bernville Borough many years ago:

These documents are also available in the History Center of the Bernville Area Community Library if you wish to read them in hard copy. (Note: the library has a copy of the 1976 Bernville Anniversary history book which offers a comprehensive history of the borough up to 1976.)