The Chestnut Hill Historical Society is pleased to announce its slate of board and Officer nominees.  Returning board members include Carolyn Adams, Ann Csink, Karren DeSeve, Lawrence D. McEwen, Mathew Millan, Mary (Beth) Ounsworth and Meredith Sonderskov.  The Historical Society is also honored to welcome Walter J. Sullivan, President Emeritus of the Chestnut Hill Community Association, as Interlocking Director of that organization.

Joining them in standing for first-time election are Martha Agate, Dick Brown, Monika Hemmers, Dennis F. Meyers, and Anthony P. Sorrentino.

Running for officer positions in the Historical Society are Frank Niepold, President; Kim Yetter, Treasurer; Carolyn Adams, Secretary; C. Nancy Evans, Vice-President of Programs and Community Outreach; Patricia Marian Cove, Vice-President of Preservation; and Randy Williams, Vice-President of Easements.

Members in good standing may also nominate additional Directors with a nominating petition signed by 10% of Historical Society members and submitted on or before Monday, September 26.  The nomination slate of Board of Directors will be voted on at the Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and Lecture on Sunday, October 16, from 4 to 6 pm at the Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 West Willow Grove Avenue.

After the business meeting, Carol Franklin will talk on “The Architecture of the Wissahickon Style.”  Dr. Franklin is co-author with David Contosta of Metropolitan Paradise, The Struggle of for Nature in the City.  Light refreshments and a book signing will follow.

Both the Annual Meeting and the lecture are free and open to the public.  For any questions regarding the nomination slate or other matters, please contact Executive Director Jennifer S. Hawk at 215-247-0417, ext. 201 or at

The Chestnut Hill Historical Society, a Land Trust Accreditation Commission accredited organization, has been preserving and nurturing the historical, physical, and cultural resources of Chestnut Hill and surrounding communities for over 40 years.  Specifically, its easement program protects more than 70 acres and 12 historic facades; its archive is open to the public 5 days a week with over 20,400 items documenting Chestnut Hill’s architectural and social history, and the Chestnut Hill Historical Society’s resource center caters to the unique needs of historic homeowners.  The Historical Society has documented more than 2,200 structures in Chestnut Hill, resulting in the area’s designation as a National Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.


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