Local Links

The Radnor Historical Society has been in the service of Radnor Township since 1947, but it is one of many community organizations in Radnor Township, and one of many historical societies that works to preserve the history of the Main Line.

Other Nearby Historical Societies and History Organizations

Lower Merion Historical Society

Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society

Haverford Township Historical Society

Newtown Square Historical Society

King of Prussia Historical Society

Friends of Narberth History

Radnor Government and Local Organizations

Radnor Township
The official government website of Radnor Township.

Delaware County, Pa.
The official government website of Delaware County.

Radnor Fire Company
Radnor Fire Company’s website, which includes comprehensive historical information.

North Wayne Protective Association
The civic association of the North Wayne neighborhood (where the Finley House is located), founded in 1885.

Wayne Public Safety Association
The civic association of South Wayne, founded in 1891.

Radnor Conservancy
An organization committed to the preservation of Radnor’s open space and history.

Local Historic Research Sources

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Philadelphia Architects and Buildings

Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania

Historic Preservation Resources

Radnor Township Historic & Architectural Review Board (HARB)
Radnor’s official advisory board for historic preservation.

Delaware County Planning Department: Historic Preservation
This office provides preservation services to the County government and undertakes other preservation-related projects throughout Delaware County.

Heritage Commission of Delaware County
The Heritage Commission’s mission is to oversee the rich heritage of Delaware County andto support those organizations withinthe County that are promoting and preserving our cultural legacy.

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
The official agency of the Commonwealth for the conservation of Pennsylvania’s historic heritage.

National Trust for Historic Preservation
The nation’s congressionally-chartered preservation organization, active since 1949.

Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation
An excellent set of guidelines for historic preservation.

National Park Service Preservation Briefs
Excellent information about specific renovation issues.

Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
Large local non-profit advocating for historic preservation.

Preservation Pennsylvania
Advocacy group for preservation in Pennsylvania.

Comprehensive historic preservation website featuring resources and preservation job listings.

Preservation Directory
Online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada.