The Dingman’s Ferry Delaware Township Historical Society, Inc. was founded in 1994 to preserve the rich history of Dingman’s Ferry and Delaware Township. The Society takes special pride and comfort in commemorating the life of the colonial village of Dingman’s Ferry, which began with its settlement by Andrew Dingman in 1732, and extended for 230 years, until its removal by the Army Corps of Engineers and its incorporation into the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
The Dingman’s Ferry Delaware Township Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of the records of the early settlers, and to the commemoration and preservation of artifacts, institutions and landmarks that constitute the history of Dingman’s Ferry and Delaware Township. The repository for the artifacts, books and files is in the Society’s Headquarters and Museum located at Akenac Park, Route 739, Dingman’s Ferry, Pennsylvania.
The object of the Society is the promotion and encouragement of historical study and research and, particularly, the collection, discovery, preservation and publication of the history, historical records and data of, and relative to, Dingman’s Ferry and Delaware Township. The Society collects and preserves atlases, books, deeds, engraving, genealogies, journals, letters, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, painting, photographs, portraits, relics, and any and all materials which may establish or illustrate such history. The Society collects data relative to the growth and progress of agricultures, arts, commerce, education, manufacture, population and wealth of Dingman’s Ferry and Delaware Township, and acquires by donation or purchase, of appliances, tools and objects of antiquarian interest. The Society undertakes to identify and preserve landmarks of local historical significance and strives to further all possible local historical endeavors.
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