PENNSBURG PA – A presentation on the Heebner Agricultural Works of Lansdale, which was one of the largest manufacturers of agricultural equipment in the 1800s, is scheduled to be held Sunday (Oct. 29, 2023) at 2:30 p.m. in the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center (at top), 105 Seminary St., Pennsburg.
The event is free to attend and open to the public both in-person and online via Zoom, but advance registration is required. Register by calling 215-679-3103, or send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Linda Evans, a member of the board of directors of both the Lansdale Historical Society, and the Society of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles, will share how the Heebners invented, improved, and manufactured farm equipment. Founded by patriarch David S. Heebner of Worcester and two sons, the company produced threshers, cleaners, feed cutters, feed mills and award-winning horse treads.
Some of its products are on display at the Schwenkfelder Library.
The family’s influence on the growth of the town of Lansdale will also be discussed. Evans will be joined in the presentation by Anna Heebner, a descendant of the Heebners of the Agricultural Works.
The discussion will be preceded by a 2 p.m. annual meeting, also at the library, of the Society of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles. Society members may RSVP by sending an e-mail to email@example.com or by calling 215-679-3103.
The Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center is the regional history museum for the Upper Perkiomen Valley. It is open Tuesday through Sunday. Admission to visit exhibits or research in the library is free.
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