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Harpenden History Society

Harpenden History Society

About the Society

Harpenden & District Local History Society was founded in 1973 to research and record the history of Harpenden and District and make this known by means of our museum, meetings, publications and archives.  We have about 250 members.

  • Museum: first opened to the public on Saturday 9 December 2023 and is now open every Saturday (from 27 January 2024) 11am to 3pm.  We aim to open for longer and on other days as we build up our rota.

  • Meetings: Our evening meetings take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 8pm in Function Room 1 in the Eric Morecambe Centre.

  • Newsletters: We also produce three Newsletters a year containing photographs and articles relating to historical events in and around Harpenden.  Some of these articles can be found on the individual pages on our website.

  • Archives: We have an extensive collection of maps, photographs and artefacts relating to the past history of Harpenden which are housed in the Les Casey Archive Room (LCAR), part of Harpenden Museum in the Eric Morecambe Centre. Items not on display can be viewed at other times by appointment with our curator or archive administrator, and we will be pleased to help with your research - please contact us.

Volunteers Required

We are looking for volunteers to support our Local History Open Day at the Eric Morecambe Centre on Saturday 20 April 2024.  This request is going out in late January 2024 to various societies in and around Harpenden.  Volunteers for the museum and other roles are also welcome.


Contact Details

Roger Butterworth, Chairman: chairman@harpenden-history.org.uk

January 2024

website:   https://www.harpenden-history.org.uk