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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

Wednesday June 27 - All Day


CLOSED


We will be closed on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in order to prepare for the opening to our exhibit Made in Montgomery County

There will be a special exhibit opening on June 27, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:00pm. Tickets to the exhibit opening are $30.00 per person. Please contact us at 610-272-0297 to RSVP for the opening.

Saturday June 30, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


New Exhibit: Made in Montgomery County


logover3 web300wFrom food to furniture to fine art, Montgomery County has been the site of production of nearly every type of item you can imagine. Our county has played host to countless artisans in the 18th Century who produced the early products for home and hearth. It evolved with the times and became the home for many larger factories and industries in the 19th and 20th Centuries. And, even today, Montgomery County has proven a worthy home for those who want to make something for the world and make something of themselves.

This exhibit – Made in Montgomery County - offers a sample of some of the many items produced in Montgomery County from its establishment in 1784 to the present day and tells the story of the makers and craftspeople who produced these goods. There will be a special exhibit opening on June 27, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:00pm. Tickets to the exhibit opening are $30.00 per person.  Please contact us at 610-272-0297 to RSVP for the opening.

The exhibit will open to the public on Saturday June 30, 2018 and run until February 1, 2019.  Regular admission to the exhibit is free.

Wednesday July 4 - All Day


CLOSED


We will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in order to celebrate Independence Day.

Saturday September 1 - All Day


CLOSED


We will be closed on Saturday, September 1, 2018 and Monday, September 3, 2018 in order to celebrate the Labor Day weekend.

Monday September 3 - All Day


CLOSED


We will be closed on Saturday, September 1, 2017 and Monday, September 3, 2017 in order to celebrate the Labor Day weekend.

Tuesday September 4, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Intermediate Genealogy Classes


The Historical Society of Montgomery County’s fall genealogy course will help you delve deeper into the past!  Genealogist Rose Brown will present this four week workshop, Intermediate Genealogy, for those who want to go further into their genealogical research and learn more about the process of tracking down history. Cost for the series is $40 for non-members, $10 for members.  Call (610)272-0297 to register.

Tuesday September 11, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Intermediate Genealogy Classes


The Historical Society of Montgomery County’s fall genealogy course will help you delve deeper into the past!  Genealogist Rose Brown will present this four week workshop, Intermediate Genealogy, for those who want to go further into their genealogical research and learn more about the process of tracking down history. Cost for the series is $40 for non-members, $10 for members.  Call (610)272-0297 to register.

Tuesday September 18, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Intermediate Genealogy Classes


The Historical Society of Montgomery County’s fall genealogy course will help you delve deeper into the past!  Genealogist Rose Brown will present this four week workshop, Intermediate Genealogy, for those who want to go further into their genealogical research and learn more about the process of tracking down history. Cost for the series is $40 for non-members, $10 for members.  Call (610)272-0297 to register.

Tuesday September 25, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Intermediate Genealogy Classes


The Historical Society of Montgomery County’s fall genealogy course will help you delve deeper into the past!  Genealogist Rose Brown will present this four week workshop, Intermediate Genealogy, for those who want to go further into their genealogical research and learn more about the process of tracking down history. Cost for the series is $40 for non-members, $10 for members.  Call (610)272-0297 to register.

Saturday October 6 - All Day


CLOSED


We will be closed on Saturday, October 6, 2018 and Monday, October 8, 2018 in order to celebrate the Columbus Day weekend.

Monday October 8 - All Day


CLOSED


We will be closed on Saturday, October 6, 2017 and Monday, October 8, 2017 in order to celebrate the Columbus Day weekend.

Thursday October 25, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Black October: The 1918 Influenza Epidemic in Montgomery County and the Surrounding Area


Join us for our next presentation in our Making History Greater Series when Charles Kelly presents Black October: The 1918 Influenza Epidemic in Montgomery County and the Surrounding Area.

blackoctober300wThe 1918 flu pandemic affected over 500 million people around the world. Wonder why little was spoken about this worldwide plague? Join us for a discussion that will examine the effects of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic on the people of Southeastern Pennsylvania. The 1918 Flu Pandemic killed an estimated 74,000 Pennsylvanians, nearly 13,000 in Philadelphia alone. To prepare his lecture Kelly reviewed local newspaper accounts, numerous web sources, books, as well as publications and Pennsylvania Death Certificates for Montgomery, Philadelphia, Bucks, Berks, Delaware, Chester and Lehigh Counties.

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. Black October: The 1918 Influenza Epidemic in Montgomery County will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The evening will begin at 6:30 with a social gathering and light refreshments. The presentation will begin at 7:00 pm and last for about an hour with time for questions at the end. This program is free and open to the public.

Saturday November 10 - All Day


CLOSED


We will be closed on Saturday, November 10, 2018 and Monday, November 12, 2018 in honor of Veterans' Day.

Monday November 12 - All Day


CLOSED


We will be closed on Saturday, November 10, 2018 and Monday, November 12, 2018 in honor of Veterans' Day.

Thursday November 22 - All Day


CLOSED


We will be closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018 and Saturday, November 24, 2018 in order to celebrate the Thanksgiving Day weekend.