The William Tennent House Association

Wendy Wirsch as Mrs. Catherine Tennent standing by the Log College Monument on York Road in Warminster, Pa

Wendy Wirsch as Mrs. Catherine Tennent standing by the Log College Monument on York Road in Warminster, PA

The William Tennent House Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to the mission of restoring and preserving the William Tennent House located at 880 York Road in Warminster, Pennsylvania. William Tennent was the founder of the once nearby Log College in Warminster – the first academy in America for the training of Presbyterian ministers and the first college in Pennsylvania, to which many colleges throughout the nation can trace their spiritual origins.

Our goal is to eventually open the house to all ages and offer educational tours, presentations, special events and to establish a museum and library with relics, documents, books, collectibles and art for education and research about William Tennent and related historical persons and sites on a local, state and national level. We would like to give the public the opportunity to participate in every phase of the restoration and preservation process. This includes inviting community members to assist in the ongoing maintenance of the house and 1+ acre of land.

Please join us in our efforts to offer this most historic and unique home to our local community and learn of the impact that William Tennent had on that period of time in our history known as The Great Awakening. Unknown to many is the profound impact that William Tennent’s Log College had on the beginning of higher education in the American middle colonies, the roots of which extend to the present day.  The William Tennent House will serve as a place of interest in history, preservation, and education, and will become a valuable resource for future generations.

TOURS OF THE PROPERTY ARE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT, AND WE OFFER SEVERAL TYPES OF MEMBERSHIPS.

WTHA Board meetings are held monthly on the first Thursday at 2:00pm at the Neshaminy-Warwick Presbyterian Church. All are welcome!


Board Members

  • Wendy Wirsch – President
  • Leo Shane – Vice President
  • Barbara Dietsch – Secretary
  • Randy Fry, CPA – Treasurer
  • Bob Schofield
  • Michael Katz
  • Mary Gemmill
  • Nancy Crowther


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