PERKASIE, Pa. (July 1, 2023) The privately owned Historic Perkasie Park Camp Meeting will open its Victorian grounds and cottages once again to the public this August, as the Association celebrates its 141st year with its 10th annual Founders Day event.The free event is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, on Saturday, August 5, 2023. Parking is very limited, so visitors are asked to park on 200 South Ninth Street if able to do so.“We look forward to seeing friends, neighbors, and visitors at our National Historic District,” said Frank Pezzanite, president of the Perkasie Park Historical Foundation. “We also will have a special announcement for visitors about a new event this fall at the Park.”
On Founders Day, visitors can take part in a self-guided tour of the Park using a pre-printed map and visit selected cottages that have been opened by park residents.
Perkasie Park features 60 Victorian-era cottages, a historic outdoor auditorium, and other buildings located on 21 acres of open space within Perkasie Borough. It is a summertime community for association members who travel from as near as South Perkasie and as far as Texas, Florida and Arizona to spend time there.Perkasie Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District; it also has been designated as a Historic Structure by Perkasie Borough. Its auditorium is on the Bucks County Heritage Conservancy list. The Park has held summertime religious services in the auditorium since 1882 and it has hosted services for nearly every religious group in the local Perkasie/Pennridge region.The Founders Day event is presented by the Perkasie Park Historical Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation that supports projects that help to educate the public about the historical significance of the Park to the growth of the Pennridge community, and its prominent role in the 19th century camp-meeting movement.
The Perkasie Park Historical Foundation is also in the process of creating a house museum that showcases life during the Victorian age in Perkasie.
For more information, contact:
Scott Bomboy, Chairman, Perkasie Park Founders Day Committee, 200 South Ninth Street, Perkasie, PA. Phone: 215-527-1016. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Media can use images, with credit, available at www.perkasiepark.com.