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Appointment Only

In order to provide services to our patrons, while continuing to prevent the spread of coronavirus in our community, we will be allowing researchers to access our collections with certain limitations. Researchers are required to make appointments for a two-hour research session.

Please call us at (610) 272-0297 to make an appointment or to submit a research request.

Upcoming Events

Thursday March 11, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


REVOLUTIONARY WOMEN: WRITING ABOUT WAR


AKdCQ9kAJoin us for another virtual talk as one of the educators from the Museum of the American Revolution expands our knowledge of the region during the American Revolution!

The Revolutionary War offered new opportunities for women from all backgrounds. Thousands of women chose sides and contributed to the American Revolution.They made supplies for the armies, managed and defended their households, and challenged the old political order. What do their individual experiences,documented in travel diaries, memoirs, court records,and commonplace objects tell us about their experiences,the War, and its legacy?

This event will be free to the public, but spots are limited!  To RSVP call 610-272-0297 or send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Funding has been provided by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020

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Thursday April 8, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


An Intro to the Architecture of Montgomery County


Many people entering the doors of our Research Library & Archives are searching for information about their home. When was it built? What did it look like originally? Why does it look the way it does now? What can I do to preserve it? Who built it and who lived in it?

This workshop serves as an introduction to the various types of architecture found in Montgomery County and some of the resources and tools that will help anyone discover a little more about their home.

The virtual workshop will take place on April 8, 2021 at 7pm.  It will introduce attendees to the fundamental tools you’ll need to start seeing your house in a new light and examien some on-line resources for house history research.

Where:  This on-line class will utilize Zoom.

Cost: This class is free to the public.  

Funding has been provided by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020

Spots are limited. To RSVP call 610-272-0297 or send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Monday April 26, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Photographing Cemeteries: A Photo Walk Through Historic Montgomery Cemetery


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Bring your camera or your cell phone as Valerie Hoffman guides us through the art of taking photos of gravestones and cemeteries! This two-hour walking tour of Historic Montgomery Cemetery features various stops throughout the cemetery where you’ll learn a little about the history of the cemetery and get a chance to learn some photography tips from instructor Valeri Hoffman. If you enjoy wildlife photography, the cemetery also has a variety of birds and mammals that may make a showing during our walk.  We'll be touring and shooting in the evening golden hour with hopes that we'll get a bit of sunset and maybe even a bit of a full moon rising over the cemetery!

Based out of southeast Pennsylvania, Valerie Hoffman is an avid landscape, wildlife, architectural and real estate photographer and photography instructor. With over 40 years of photographic knowledge, she enjoys inspiring people to take their photography skills to deeper and more creative levels.  

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. Parking during the event will be made available inside the Cemetery gates.

There is no charge for this walking tour.  Funding has been provided by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020

This is an all-outdoor event. Masks will be required when social distancing is impossible. Spots are limited. To RSVP call 610-272-0297 or send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Thursday May 13, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Identifying and Caring for Your Photographs


Photo923Many of us have boxes of old family photographs in our collection.  People have been taking various forms of photographs for almost two-hundred years.  Our photgraphs capture family members, houses, moments and memories.  But how old are they and how should you be taking care of them?

This workshop will guide you through identifying and caring for your photograph collection, from the daguerreotype to the digital!

The virtual workshop will take place on May 13, 2021 at 7pm.

Cost: This class is free to the public.  

Funding has been provided by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020

Spots are limited. To RSVP call 610-272-0297 or send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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