One of the joys of being at an event, using the resources at the research library and archives, or visiting the galleries at the Historical Society of Montgomery County is listening to all the stories of the past. They are everywhere. Stories of people, families, houses, neighborhoods. Stories of the county’s role in politics and industry. Stories full of humor, accomplishment, mystery, and sometimes loss.
Some of the stories come from our speakers at our events. Some stories come from our staff and volunteers who prepare our exhibits or write our blogs. But most come from all of you – our visitors, our members, the people who grew up in the county or now live in the region, and all the rest who become part of the fabric of the Historical Society of Montgomery County on any given day.
It is through your support that the Historical Society of Montgomery County can keep these stories of the past alive and to ensure that others hear them and learn about them.
We do this by:
- Creating opportunities for you to engage with Montgomery County’s past through programming, publications, exhibitions, the web and social media, and community outreach.
- Encouraging the research of Montgomery County’s history by providing access to a research library, archival materials, historic photographs and artifacts.
- Restoring, preserving and telling the stories that surround Historic Montgomery Cemetery.
- Collaborating with others in the community to bring greater recognition to Montgomery County’s history.
Over the past year, the Historical Society of Montgomery County has been participating in the American Alliance of Museums’ Museum Assessment Program. It has been a rewarding experience. We have learned a lot about ourselves and we are beginning to develop a strategic path forward.
But we need your help to take us through the next steps. Our goal is to better serve our members, visitors, and the citizens of Montgomery County by seeking to represent what all of you find rewarding about your discovery of the value of local history.
With your generous donation to the Annual Fund we hope to expand the boundaries of the Historical Society of Montgomery County, explore new ways to engage with the public, implement better methods to make research materials and archives accessible and launch new exhibitions.
We will raise our standards, on every level and in every part of what we do, ensuring that every patron gets the best service we can offer, that every part of the collection is cared for and preserved and that we become a more active participant in the many communities we serve. Because this is how we can all work together to keep these stories alive for generations to come.
To make your gift to the Annual Fund, simply click on the PayPal button below or if would like to make a gift over the phone, please call (610) 272-0297.