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The History of Style

On October 24, 2017 the Historical Society of Montgomery County will present a class on understanding early American styles in furniture, architecture, and other decorative arts.

Style can be baffling. But it can also be a very informative part of our knowledge about the past. Getting to know and recognize the various fashionable and regional styles that came and went in early America can help us better understand the history of Montgomery County, PA!

This workshop will take a look at various styles in the decorative arts and architecture in early America. We’ll look at the ways in which the appearance of objects changed over time from the 17th century to the beginning of the 20th century. We’ll look not only at style, but also changes in materials, production, distribution, and consumption. We’ll look at why these styles changed and what it tells us about the past and what it might even tell us about our present and future.

Where: The class will be held at 1654 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA in the Meeting Room of the Historical Society of Montgomery County

When: October 24, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Cost to attend the workshop is $15 for non-members and $10 for members.  Call to reserve your spot:  610-272-0297