Upcoming Events

Wednesday March 20, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Introduction to Genealogy

Are you looking to research your family tree, but are unsure where to start? Then you won’t want to miss our Introduction to Genealogy class! We will introduce you to a few tricks and tools to get you started as a genealogical detective.

In this class, HSMC’s Curator Karen Ploch will introduce you to the fundamentals of genealogy research. This will include how to start making a family tree, find supporting documents, and how to navigate “brick” walls.

This class is free for members and $15.00 for non-members of HSMC. The class will be held at 1654 DeKalb Street from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Spots are limited. To purchase tickets and RSVP contact us at 610-272-0297 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

The Lost Covered Bridges of Montgomery and Bucks County

doc01495520240222135904 0001At one time, Montgomery County and neighboring Bucks County had 79 covered bridges. Today, only 12 remain—all in Bucks County. Why is the covered bridge extinct in Montgomery County? And what act led to the preservation of today’s surviving local bridges?

Join writer and historian R. Scott Bomboy for the in-depth look at the birth, demolition, and preservation of these beloved “Wooden Treasures,” including rare picture of the long-lost covered bridges that spanned the Schuylkill River and Perkiomen Creek .

R. Scott Bomboy is an author and historian who has frequently written about local history. He is the author of "The Lost Covered Bridges of Montgomery County" and “Wooden Treasures: The Story of Bucks County’s Covered Bridges." Bomboy is also chair of the Bucks County Covered Bridge Society. In his journalism career, Bomboy has received five Edward R. Murrow awards in television, and he currently is the editor of the National Constitution Center.

Thursday April 25, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Exhibit Opening: Downtown Then and Now

Downtown is often the heart of a local community. Have you ever walked through yours and wondered what has changed or stayed the same as your community grows? The Historical Society of Montgomery County, PA invites you to explore this in our upcoming exhibit: Downtown Then and Now. Walk through our gallery to see photographs, objects, and papers connected to downtown life in Montgoemry County. We will have items from various townships and boroughs in the county.

The doors open at 5:00 PM and light refreshments will be served in our meeting room. This exhibit is free and open to the public. It will be on display through the end of March 2025.