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The Historical Society presents a variety of events and programs throughout the year.  We invite you to join us - you'll always learn something new!

Upcoming Events

Monday May 29 - All Day


CLOSED


We will be closed on Saturday, May 27, 2017 and Monday, May 29, 2017 in order to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend.

Tuesday May 30, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Introduction to Genealogy Workshop


Looking to get started on researching your family tree? Then you won’t want to miss our Spring Genealogy course which will introduce you to the tricks and tools you’ll need to get started as a genealogical detective.

Classes will be held at 1654 DeKalb Street on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

The course includes 4 classes held on May 9, 16, 23, & 30.

Cost for the series is $40 for non-members, $10 for members. Call (610)272-0297 or use the button below to register.

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Saturday June 17, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM


Slim the Lineman


Slim the Lineman is the story of Leslie W. Morrison (1899-1974), and his journey north from his family home in South Carolina to work for the Philadelphia Electric Company as a foreman in charge of building the high-tension line through the Great Valley and King of Prussia, from the Conowingo Dam to Bridgeport. According to sources at PECO, a book was written that was loosely based on his life, and later a Hollywood movie starring Henry Fonda. Learn about his colorful life and his contributions to Montgomery County.

Slim the Lineman is presented by J. Michael Morrison, a native of King of Prussia. A 1974 graduate of Eastern University in St. Davids, PA, Morrison is currently involved in kitchen, bathroom, and architectural interior design. His background in Historic Restoration and Architectural Design has given him a unique perspective as it relates to the identification of historic locations long since lost to progress. He is the author of two books about the hsitory of King of Prussia.

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. Saturday presentations begin at 12:30 with a social gathering and light refreshments. Lectures begin at 1:00 and last for about an hour with time for questions at the end. This program is free and open to the public.

Tuesday July 4 - All Day


CLOSED


We will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in order to celebrate Independence Day.

Saturday September 2 - All Day


CLOSED


We will be closed on Saturday, September 2, 2017 and Monday, September 4, 2017 in order to celebrate the Labor Day weekend.

Monday September 4 - All Day


CLOSED


We will be closed on Saturday, September 2, 2017 and Monday, September 4, 2017 in order to celebrate the Labor Day weekend.

Saturday October 7 - All Day


CLOSED


We will be closed on Saturday, October 7, 2017 and Monday, October 9, 2017 in order to celebrate the Columbus Day weekend.

Monday October 9 - All Day


CLOSED


We will be closed on Saturday, October 7, 2017 and Monday, October 9, 2017 in order to celebrate the Columbus Day weekend.

Saturday November 11 - All Day


CLOSED


We will be closed on Saturday, November 11, 2017 in honor of Veterans' Day.

Thursday November 23 - All Day


CLOSED


We will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017 and Saturday, November 25, 2017 in order to celebrate the Thanksgiving Day weekend.