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Harpenden History Society

About the Society

The Harpenden & District Local History Society has:

  • A new Museum in the Eric Morecambe Centre, Rothamsted Park.  Open 11am to 3pm every Saturday and also, subject to volunteers being available, on Tuesdays and Thursday.
  • An Archive comprising an extensive collection of maps, photographs and artefacts relating to the past history of Harpenden which are housed in the Archive Room, part of Harpenden Museum.
  • Evening meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 8pm - see our website for venue.
  • Three Newsletters a year containing photographs and articles relating to historical events in and around Harpenden. 
  • A Website of over 1,000 pages of articles and photographs available to browse.
  • 50 years of its own history.
  • Put on Harpenden Local History Day on 20 April 2024 attracting attendance of 1,200.
  • A thriving band of trustees and volunteers.
  • A mission to educate the public in the local history of Harpenden.
  • An aim to make a valuable contribution to the cultural life of Harpenden.
  • Ambition to broaden and deepen research and our activities.
  • Approaching 400 members and ambition to continue to grow its membership.
  • An ongoing need for volunteers to join the Museum rota, to engage in research or join in helping to run our expanding range of activities.  Join us and become part of Harpenden’s History.


Volunteers Required

We are always looking for more volunteers. 

Contact Details

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

May 2024

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