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Upcoming Events

Saturday May 28, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Memorial Day Observance


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The Historical Society of Montgomery County will honor the service of soldiers and veterans interred at Historic Montgomery Cemetery, One Hartranft Avenue, Norristown, on Saturday, May 28, 2022.

For information on the Historical Society of Montgomery County’s Memorial Day Observance call 610-272-0297 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Monday May 30 - All Day


CLOSED


We will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022 to celebrate Memorial Day.

Tuesday June 14, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM


Cemetery Walking Tour - Full Moon


Joiin us on a walking tour of Montgomery Cemetery and watch the rising of  a full moon!  We'll tour the cemtery starting at 8:00 pm and enjoy the view as the moon rises at 9:17 pm.

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.

The event is weather dependent. Please check our website for any cancellations. Parking during the event will be made available inside the Cemetery gates.

Cost for this event is $10.00. To purchase tickets and/or RSVP contact us at 610-272-0297 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Monday July 4 - All Day


CLOSED


We will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022 in honor of Independence Day.

Wednesday July 13, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM


Cemetery Walking Tour - Full Moon


Joiin us on a walking tour of Montgomery Cemetery and watch the rising of  a full moon!  We'll tour the cemtery starting at 8:00 pm and enjoy the view as the moon rises at 9:02 pm.

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.

The event is weather dependent. Please check our website for any cancellations. Parking during the event will be made available inside the Cemetery gates.

Cost for this event is $10.00. To purchase tickets and/or 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 August 18, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Photographing Cemeteries: A Photo Walk Through Historic Montgomery Cemetery


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Bring your camera or your cell phone as we guide you 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. 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.

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.   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.

Monday September 5 - All Day


CLOSED


We will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022 in honor of Labor Day.

Thursday September 22, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Music at the Cemetery


Join us for this special event to thank our members and volunteers!

Let’s get together for this summer evening event at Montgomery Cemetery. Bring a blanket and hang out with us as we listen to some live music and watch the sunset!  We'll also have a food truck on-site which will have some summer evening snacks liike Italian Ice and Funnel Cake available for you to purchase!

We hope to make this an annual event, so join us this year and let's make this a great event.

 

Monday October 10 - All Day


CLOSED


We will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2022 in honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Saturday October 29, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


The Culture of Death: Walking Tour and Presentation


The Historical Society of Montgomery County will present a walking tour that examines the changing cultural beliefs in America surrounding death and dying.

Nothing is certain except death and taxes. Culturally, however, the American way of death is anything but certain. Over time, popular funeral and burial rituals of have changed dramatically as we have shifted our attitudes towards death.

This special tour of Historic Montgomery Cemetery on September 24, 2022, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, includes a walking tour of the cemetery that examines how America’s attitudes towards death have changed since early European settlement. The Historical Society’s Executive Director, Barry Rauhauser, will illustrate how global patterns in culture affect the way we view aging and death and look at how some of America’s historical events helped to create a unique American view on death and dying.

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.

Tickets for the event are $10.  Tickets are limited so call 610-272-0297 to purchase tickets for this event.