Local History Society

Harpenden and District Local History Society was founded in 1973 with the intention of researching and recording Harpenden's history and making it known by means of meetings, publications and exhibitions.  We have a collection of maps, photographs and artefacts relating to the past history of Harpenden which are on show in quarterly exhibitions at Park Hall, Leyton Road, Harpenden on selected Saturdays, and can be viewed at other times by appointment with our curator - please contact us.

We organise a series of meetings each year, usually on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 8pm in the Southdown Room, Harpenden Public Hall.  The programme of meetings is below. 

We also produce three Newsletters a year containing photographs and articles relating to historical events in and around Harpenden.  Some of these articles can be found on the individual pages of this website.

Page link: Joining the Society
Joining the Society
Application form to download
Page link: The Story of Harpenden from Village to Town
The Story of Harpenden from Village to Town
New Publication by Harpenden Local History Society
Page link: Published in March 2013 - Two Trails
Published in March 2013 - Two Trails
Harpenden High Street and Harpenden Common
Page link: University of Hertfordshire - Heritage Hub
University of Hertfordshire - Heritage Hub
Study for an MA in history
Category link: Meetings and Exhibitions
Meetings and Exhibitions
Links to current and recent meetings and exhibitions
Category link: Recent Talks & Visits
Recent Talks & Visits
Reports from the Society's Newsletter
Category link: Our Museum Collection
Our Museum Collection
Paper archives, photos, maps and small objects