The Historical Society of Montgomery County announces a special tour on Saturday, May4, 2019, that looks at the history of the people and organizations involved with firefighting in and around Norristown, PA. The event will feature a walking tour of Historic Montgomery Cemetery that begins at 5:00 p.m. The presentation will be provided by Barry Rauhauser, Executive Director of the Historical Society of Montgomery County.
International Firefighters’ Day is observed each year on May 4th. On this date everyone is invited to remember the past firefighters who have died while serving our community or dedicated their lives to protecting the safety of us all. On this day each year, we can all show our support and appreciation to the firefighters worldwide who continue to protect us so well throughout the year.
With almost 6,000 known burials, Historic Montgomery Cemetery holds the remains of some of the most prominent citizens, veterans and reformers in the county and nation. From five Civil War generals to many captains of industry, it tells the story of the nation through the lives it represents.
The entrance to Montgomery Cemetery is at the end of Hartranft Avenue, off of West Main Street, Norristown. The event is weather dependent. Please check our website for any cancellations. Parking during the event will be made available inside the Cemetery gates.