Become an RMWHS Member Today
For more than 55 years, RMWHS has focused on preserving and promoting local history, art, and culture. The size of our membership has changed over the decades, but the growth we've seen over the past few years has been tremendous.
Whether it was the launch of our website in 2020, the uptick in individual family research during the pandemic, or local concerns over the explosion of demolition and development changing the face of our historic corner of Philadelphia forever -- RMWHS membership has tripled.
Despite our organization's growth, we are still a small, friendly group that welcomes new members. Our current membership includes students, retirees, couples, and families. Our members have diverse backgrounds and connections to the area with some who have lived in the 21st Ward all their lives, some from the other side of the country, and a few who have never even visited Pennsylvania.
If you enjoy discussing, exploring, learning, preserving, and/or promoting our local history, art, and culture, we'd love to have you join.
Georgie Gould, President, RMWHS
RMWHS is a 501(c)(3) public charity.
We are a volunteer-run, non-profit organization.
Does someone you know
love local history?
Why not give them a
gift membership to RMWHS?
Gift recipients receive full member benefits and are included in all communications, member activities, and project updates.
Doesn't matter where they live -- we have members from across the U.S., including former residents and the descendants of founding families.
Gift recipients will be sent an RMWHS note card informing them of your gift of membership. Student, Individual, Family, and Business/Organization memberships available.
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You can help RMWHS receive financial support -- and it costs you nothing!
Roxborough Manayunk Wissahickon Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) public charity (EIN: 23-3060216) -- we are a volunteer-run, non-profit organization.
Your membership dues and financial donations are tax deductible and directly support RMWHS programs and preservation efforts -- including the RMWHS Archive and website.
& Physical Donations
RMWHS has taken donations of books and maps, tickets and train schedules, cemetery records and family genealogies, buttons and bottles, postcards and pamphlets, deeds and wills, school books and dishes, parasols, foils, and even a few wooden nickles. (Yes, really!)
If the item you wish to donate is tied to local history, events, or people, we are interested in hearing about it. While the RMWHS Archive space is currently quite limited, we do evaluate items for inclusion into the collection.
We can scan your images and
you keep the originals.
The Archive is being digitized and we are tight on space, so if you do not want to part with your original historic images and family treasures -- you don't have to! A digital copy (scan) can be made by an archivist and you can keep your original(s).
No image is too damaged to evaluate -- we can restore, rescue, or revive a great deal of an image digitally. (See "Capture, Preserve, & Restore - Oh My!")