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

Monday July 12, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Back to Work Walking Tour of Historic Montgomery Cemetery

Coming back from vacation and need a good way to start your work week?  Join us for an early morning tour of Montgomery Cemetery!  The Historical Society of Montgomery County announces a morning walking tour of History Montgomery Cemetery on Monday, July 12, 2021.  This walking tour will be followed by light morning refreshments.

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.

Bring your camera and a pair of shoes that are able to get wet since the grass will likely be wet from dew!

Tickets for the event are $10 and include the walking tour and refreshments. Tickets are limited; to reserve a seat call 610-272-0297 to reserve your spot.

Saturday November 6, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Save the Date: HSMC's Annual Luncheon

Annual Luncheon
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Noon - 3:00 pm
Location TBD


Thursday December 2, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

An Introduction to Researching Your House

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 will offer an introduction to some resources and tools that will help anyone discover a little more about their home.

The workshop will take place in Person on December 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm. It will introduce attendees to the fundamental tools you’ll need to start seeing your house in a new light and examine some on-line resources for house history research.

Where: 1654 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA 19401

Cost: $20

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.