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    Welcome to the new online home for the Hereford Township Heritage Society!

    Feel free to browse our new site and find out more about our organization. The Hereford Township Heritage Society, Inc. was organized for the purpose of preserving, collecting, and displaying historical artifacts of the township.


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    "Early Times in Hereford Township"

    The Hereford Township Heritage Society, Inc has published a book entitled “Early Times in Hereford Township”. This book contains over 360 photographs of farms, farming practices, families, homes, occupations, schools, and other activities that were a symbol of everyday life during the period of from about 1848 through 1956. Most pages contain single photographs with documentation. This time period represents the one-room school house era in Hereford Township. The book is divided into eight chapters, each representing a one-room school house district.


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    Please Donate!

    The Hereford Township Heritage Society welcomes donations of various items that provide examples or knowledge concerning the heritage of Hereford Township. The list of the types of artifacts and information is endless. It is intended to make the reader think twice before discarding boxes of old paper items, photographs of people you don't recognize, old calendars, old deeds and estate records, school report cards from any year, postal items and anything else that in the paper category that dates prior to about 1955.


Hereford Township Heritage Society

We would like to thank you for visiting our website and appreciate if you spread the word!

The Hereford Township Heritage Society, Inc. was organized for the purpose of preserving, collecting, and displaying historical artifacts of the township. Our objective is to educate the public about the unique history of the villages and farms within present-day Hereford Township, Berks County Pa. in an effort to foster preservation of our heritage.

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Kriebel Farmstead Display

The Kriebel Farmstead is located on Kriebel Road in Hereford Township. It was built by the Greisemer family in the mid to late 1700s. It came under the ownership of Israel Kriebel in the early 1830s. A grist mill was constructed on the property in 1837. The farm was unique in many ways,, not only for the inventiveness and farming practices of the Kriebel ownership over the years, but also for the varied crops, including the raising of trout, the manufacture of linseed oil, and the grinding of grains in the mill. Read more and view the photo!

Our Publication

Thanks to all who contributed!

We have complied a book entitled "Early Times in Hereford Township" that is comprised of over 300 pages of pictures ranging from the 1850's to the late 1950's.


Get your copy today!
Fill out the form with the requested information. See Payment Details on Form; PA Residents - $58.00 per book mailed, Non Residents - $55.00 per book mailed, Mail the completed Order Form with check to the address provided. Local pickup - $53.00

Book Order Form


Preview the Book
We have created a preview of "Early Times in Hereford Township" with 10 pages of photos from the book along with their descriptions.

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Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is currently made up of eight members. Meet them HERE.

Hereford Township Heritage Society
is a 501c3 Corporation

Quick contact

Our Mailing Address:

Hereford Township Heritage Society, Inc.
Post Office Box 644
Hereford, PA. 18056

Email: HTHS@verizon.net


More Contact Information Available HERE.