Amity Heritage Society
P.O. Box 443
Douglassville, PA 19518
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The Amity Heritage Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Amity Township area history. The mission of AHS is to collect, preserve and disseminate information about our local heritage.

Our headquarters, the former Fairview Chapel located on Route 422 and Fairview Chapel Road in Exeter Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, contains numerous historical items, records, documents and artifacts.

Amity Heritage Society provides several services including genealogical research, photographic reproductions, and research of historical homes and structures in the area that we serve.
Thank you for visiting our site; we appreciate your interest.

If you need additional information about the services we offer, or have any general historical questions about our area, contact us at


The Peter Jones Historic and
Conservation Education Center Project

peter jones

The story behind the project:

"The Amity Heritage Society is rebuilding the 1773 Peter Jones house in a beautiful rural setting in the national historic village of Trexler, Berks County. This site was acquired through a cooperative effort with the Albany township supervisory board.  A perfect location, this site has many advantages that allow the society to accomplish its goal of creating an excellent learning environment.  There are also many like-minded organizations in close proximity to the site that align with the purpose of the educational center, including Albany Township Historical Society, W.K. & S Historic Rail Line and the Kempton Fairgrounds. 

Why this project matters:

The purpose of the PJHCEC is to focus on the preservation and conservation of our natural and historic resources; this vision is one that has been a common refrain that is indelible in Berks County’s culture.  The relevant  educational programming that we will present is to connect the lessons and wisdom of the past to the issues and challenges of the present so that we can continue to maintain our quality of life well into the future. 

Details of the current progress of our project:

During the month of June, we have completed the footings and foundation of the building. Currently, we are framing the building and installing the roof. It is our goal to complete this work by the end of June. We will continue to update the reconstruction process as the PJHCEC project continues. The progress that we have made on this project has been due to the tremendous kindness and generosity of many Berks County businesses and contractors.

The Amity Heritage Society is truly grateful for all the help and support throughout the many years we have worked on this project.  It is through your continuing generosity that AHS will bring the rebuilding process to a successful conclusion. 


If you have any questions about the project or how to get involved, feel free to contact us at

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