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of Central Bucks County and Surrounding Communities

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The VIA is an active organization that relies on continued member-and-community support to hold events that engage our constituents. It offers educational programs at monthly meetings and fundraising events. Consider attending a meeting, enjoying an event or lending a hand to make it all happen. Membership meetings are held monthly October through June. Each meeting begins with an information or entertaining presentation and is then followed with on overview of VIA recent and upcoming activities.

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Top 10 Reasons for Visiting the James-Lorah Memorial Home

February 2 - February 28

The historic James-Lorah Memorial Home is the VIA's headquarters.

The historic James-Lorah Memorial Home is the VIA’s headquarters.

Reminiscent of David Letterman, the following was written by VIA member Joy Nash.

Top 10 reasons for visiting the James-Lorah Memorial Home on

1. Follow in Sarah James’ and Martha James Lorah’s footsteps!
2. Learn about the first 25 years of this home and how two families influenced local history!
3. See stunning Victorian fashions!
4. View ultra-rare Henry Mercer horror fiction!
5. Admire souvenirs from a 1905 European tour!
6. Gruesome disease etchings!
7. Handmade paper dolls from the 1870s!
8. Dead stuffed birds of Bucks County!
9. 325 Year-old dictionary!
10. And, last but not least: weird Victorian medical therapies!

We offer periodic tours and open houses, or you may arrange a special group tour.

Call today for your reservations 215-348-2187

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February 2
February 28


Village Improvement Association of Doylestown


James-Lorah Memorial Home
132 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901 United States
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