Due to scheduling conflicts causing one commissioner to step down, and the sad passing of another (rest in peace, Clarence — we miss you!), the Nockamixon Historic Commission has two open seats it needs to fill. Any Nockamixon resident with an interest in history is eligible to be a candidate.
Commissioners work together to help identify, protect, preserve and steward our township’s historical resources. We do not, as some are falsely reporting, tell Nockamixon residents or businesses what they can and can’t do with their own properties. We can, however, help them to properly protect, preserve and have their properties considered for listing on the National Register of Historic Places if they request such help.
Currently, we’re working on several projects:
- a book about the one-room schoolhouses of Nockamixon and Bridgeton Townships (Nockamixon was a part of Bridgeton at one time)
- Collecting and recording oral histories of our township’s residents
- Building a collection of local historical artifacts, which are being properly catalogued and archived
- Exploring eligibility for grants to help us with specific future projects
- Responding to local residents’ requests for help with genealogical information
We recommend getting to know us better by attending one of our regular monthly meetings at the Nockamixon Township Building, 589 Lake Warren Road, Ferndale, PA 18921. We meet at 7:00 PM on the second Monday of each month.
Those interested in becoming a candidate for consideration should send a letter of interest to:
Nockamixon Historic Commission
c/o Township Clerk
PO Box 100
Ferndale, PA 18921
If you’re interested in helping with our projects but can’t commit to being a Commissioner, we always welcome ad hoc volunteers for specific projects or for tasks such as digital scanning of documents and data entry to keep our catalog up to date. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Neil Jesiolowki, Chair, by email or at 610-847-2394.