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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

Tuesday October 24, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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

Saturday November 11 - All Day


CLOSED


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

Saturday November 11, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM


2017 Annual Luncheon


Annual Luncheon

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Noon - 3:00 pm

Joseph Ambler Inn
1005 Horsham Road
North Wales, Pennsylvania

The History and Future of the Historical Society of Montgomery County

Hear about the 135-year story of the Historical Society of Montgomery County!
Learn about the founding of the organization, its membership and activitites over the years
and get to know some of the interesting objects that can be found in its collections.
This year’s event will be held at the beautiful Joseph Ambler Inn !

RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

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.

Saturday November 25 - 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.

Thursday November 30, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Historic Architecture


On November 30, 2017 the Historical Society of Montgomery County will present a workshop on understanding Historic Architecture in our region.

Historic Architecture will introduce attendees to the fundamental tools you’ll need to start seeing your house in a new light. We’ll cover introductory topics on historic architecture including: formal and vernacular architecture, regional differences in house types (pre-1850), basic styles and construction techniques from 1700 to 1920, how to measure and draw a house, and how to look around at the landscape of houses in Montgomery County.

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

When:
November 30, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Cost:
Cost to attend the workshop is $10.00 for members of the Historical Society of Montgomery County and $15.00 for non-members. Call us at 610-272-0297 for more information or to reserve your spot.

Saturday December 23 - All Day


CLOSED


We will be closed on Saturday, December 23, 2017 and Monday, December 25, 2017 in order to celebrate the Christmas holiday weekend.

Monday December 25 - All Day


CLOSED


We will be closed on Saturday, December 23, 2017 and Monday, December 25, 2017 in order to celebrate the Christmas holiday weekend.