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Located at 4th & Ferry Streets, the Mixsell-Illick House long served as the headquarters of NCHGS, until the opening of the Sigal Museum in 2010.

In 1928, sisters Emilie Mixsell Lalor and Mary Mixsell gifted the Society with their grandfather's residence. This two and one-half story structure was to remain the home of the Society for the next eighty years. In 1948, Mary Illick gave the adjoining home to NCHGS. This building was converted into a Research Library and Reading Room.

The Mixsell Illick House is open for programs and special events such as Victorian teas, lectures, talks on the Victorian and Civil War eras, period fashion, and NCHGSʼs superlative textile collection. The house, with its period furnishings, also serves as a lovely setting for small private rental events. Contact the Director of Operations at 610-253-1222 for more information.


101-107 S. Fourth St. (By appointment)