Share and expand our knowledge of Harpenden’s history
Welcome to the website of Harpenden & District Local History Society as we celebrate our first 50 years. We invite you to follow our activities, including plans for an Official Opening of our museum on 20 April 2024, and articles on many (not all) aspects of Harpenden’s history, drawing on our collection of photos, old documents and the memories of local people. Find out more about us, join the Society, get in touch or make a donation to support our objectives.
Explore Harpenden’s history from pre-historic to the present times, through pages on places, buildings, people and a wide range of topics – and help us fill the many gaps with your memories or by researching our archives.
The Society has negotiated a lease of a sizeable area on the ground floor of the Eric Morecambe Centre (previously housing the creche) to create the new Harpenden Museum and home for our archives. We hope to open in late 2023. Updates on progress to opening will be regularly posted here.