Township History: Get Involved

The Richard Wall House Museum

To make an inquiry or reservation, contact the Parks and Recreation Department: 215-887-1000, ext. 227 or [email protected].

Visiting the Museum

This is the physical address of the museum. Postal mail is not delivered to this address.
1 Wall Park Drive
Elkins Park, PA 19027


There are many opportunities to serve as volunteer guides, or work in the secretarial, archival, or textile departments. Contact the Historical Commission for more information.

Cheltenham Township Historical Commission

For general inquiries about the history of Cheltenham or events hosted by the Commission, contact the Historical Commission.
[email protected]
Send postal communication to:
Cheltenham Township Historical Commission
8230 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027-1589

Interested in joining the Historical Commission? You must be an active registered voter in the Township and send a letter of qualifications and interest to the Township. For details, see the Citizens Committees page.


The Richard Wall House requires the support of individuals interested in preserving the historic past. It is completely furnished by tangible donations and is staffed by volunteers. Monetary donations can be made to either the Friends of the Wall House, or the Jack Washington Memorial Fund.

Friends of the Wall House

Become a Friend of the Wall House and help preserve the rich history of Cheltenham Township.

Benefactor: $100

Sponsor: $50

Patron: $20

Jack Washington Memorial Fund

In honor of the late Jack Washington, longtime Historical Commission member and chair, the Historical Commission created the Jack Washington Gallery in the Richard Wall House. This gallery serves as a starting point for the local history of Cheltenham Township. We are accepting donations to help pay for the new exhibits.

Send Donations

Mail a piece of paper with your name, address, email address, and "Friend of the Wall House" or "Jack Washington Fund" written on it, along with your check made payable to "Cheltenham Township Historical Commission" to:

Cheltenham Township Historical Commission c/o Cheltenham Township 8230 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027-1589

Donate Historical Items

The donation of documents, furnishings, and textiles germane to the spirit of the museum is appreciated.