SFAHS Museum to Re-Open
Updated: Sep 3, 2020
The museum of the Spring-Ford Area Historical Society, headquartered in the Lewin Farmhouse, 526 Main Street, Royersford, has been closed since mid-March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Society president, Amy Demchik, has announced that the museum will open August 2nd by appointment only. Appointments will be scheduled for Sundays, between 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.; and Fridays, from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Other time slots will be created upon request, subject to the availability of volunteer hosts.
Opening by appointment will restrict the number of individuals in the museum and assist in providing social distancing in order to protect the health and safety of visitors and museum volunteers. Masks will be required by guests and museum hosts, and hand sanitizer will be provided. Frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned regularly.
Individuals wishing to visit the museum or those wishing to access the Joseph Forrest Research Library should contact the historical society by email, using firstname.lastname@example.org. Museum hosts will be assigned to scheduled appointments in order to offer tours and interpret the displays and artifacts in both the Lewin Farmhouse as well as the Fetterolf Gallery in the Lewin farm’s converted barn. The museum also includes a cobbler shop.
The Lewin Farmhouse is the fourth oldest residence in Royersford Borough, and the historical society is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of the Spring-Ford area. The public is encouraged to check out the society’s website at www.sfahs.com, as well as the Spring-Ford Area Historical Society’s Face Book page for regular posts about the history of the twin boroughs.