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

Saturday September 26, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Photographing Cemeteries: A Photo Walk Through Historic Montgomery Cemetery


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, as well!

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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Monday October 12 - All Day


The Historical Society of Montgomery County will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2020 in honor of Columbus Day.

Wednesday November 11 - All Day


We will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2019 in honor of Veterans Day.

Wednesday November 25 - All Day

CLOSING at 5:00 pm

We will be closing at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 in order to celebrate the Thanksgiving Day Holiday.

Thursday November 26 - All Day


We will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2020 in order to celebrate the Thanksgiving Day Holiday.

Thursday December 24 - All Day


We will be closed from Thursday, December 24, 2020 through Thursday, January 7, 2021 for the holidays and to refresh our facility for the coming year.  We will reopen on Monday, January 11, 2021.