• The History of Montgomery County

    Learn More About the History of Montgomery County, PA!

  • ON EXHIBIT: Norristown Remembered: The Art of Frank Batson

    The Historical Society of Montgomery County is pleased to announce a new exhibition in its gallery that will run from February 21, 2017 to April 29, 2017.  Norristown Remembered will feature Frank Batson’s paintings of Norristown and the surrounding region.

  • Memorial Day Observance

    We will be hosting our Annual Memorial Day Observance on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Historic Montgomery Cemetery. Come spend the afternoon with our community as we honor our veterans and learn about their stories.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
The History of King of Prussia Mall

For the past year, author and historian Michael Shaw has been looking carefully at one of the largest malls in America. The King of Prussia Mall is one of Montgomery County’s most recognizable landmarks and, in terms of leasable retail space, is the largest mall in America. It has long been a shopper’s paradise and Michael Shaw is attempting to write the story of the mall from its opening in 1963 to today.

The Making History Greater series features scholars, authors, and historians who are currently working on telling new stories about the complexity of our region’s history. Thursday presentations begin at 5:00 with a social gathering and light refreshments. Lectures begin at 5:30 and last for about an hour with time for questions at the end. This program is free and open to the public.



Funding for the Historical Society of Montgomery County is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission,
a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.