Plan to Build Firemen’s Museum

Issue 12 and Volume 83.

Plan to Build Firemen’s Museum To better house and display a large number of relics of volunteer fire department days, it is the hope of a committee of the Firemen’s Association of Pennsylvania to erect a museum at Valley Forge on a plot set aside for that purpose. The building is to be of Colonial architecture with a center building designed along the lines of a Colonial fire house. There will be an arcade leading to a building on the east and one arcade leading to a building on the west so that the entire assembly will somewhat resemble Independence Hall. An appeal is being made to the various fire companies of Pennsylvania for fifty-dollar donations. The Memorial Committee consists of Hiram Ganser, Chairman, Norristown; James E. Chalfant, York, Treasurer; Charles E. Clark, Wayne, Secretary. Chief Richard Lee Smith of Pittsburgh is president of the Firemen’s Association and Charles E.…

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