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Last email reminder about our Grand Re-Opening Event!

We promise.
Since it is in a little more than 12 hours.

Open House Grand Re-Opening

On September 26th, from 1:00-4:00 PM, we have our Open House Grand Re-Opening. This will feature new exhibits, kid activities, an authors tent, increased audio visual, a tour of the herb garden by the Old York Road Garden Club, a relocated dollhouse for better viewing, a new/old historic desk display, newly uncovered historic artwork, a new local history gallery, and slightly less creepy mannequins.
Note that masks are required at this event.

The Richard Wall House

The Richard Wall House is open on the fourth Sunday of every month and upon request. It is located at 1 Wall Park Drive, Elkins Park, PA 19027. To arrange for a tour, either private or for a group, either call the Township at 215-887-1000, ext. 227 during business hours, or send an email to

Learn more about the Wall House on the Cheltenham Township website.

Friends of the Wall House

Be a Friend of the Wall House and help preserve the rich history of Cheltenham Township. The suggested donation levels are:
  • Benefactor: $100
  • Sponsor: $50
  • Patron: $20

Jack Washington Memorial Fund

In honor of the late Jack Washington, longtime Historical Commission member and chair, the Historical Commission created the Jack Washington Gallery in the Richard Wall House. This gallery serves as a starting point for the local history of Cheltenham Township. We are accepting donations to help pay for the new exhibits.

Send Donations

Mail a piece of paper with your name, address, email address, and "Friend of the Wall House" or "Jack Washington Fund" written on it, along with your check made payable to "Cheltenham Township Historical Commission" to:
Cheltenham Township Historical Commission
c/o Cheltenham Township
8230 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027-1589
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