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 August 12, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Music at the Cemetery

Join us for this special event to thank our members and volunteers. We haven’t seen many of you in so long!

Let’s get back 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 have live music from Matthew Dodd who will play a host of summer-time songs.  With a great sense of humor and a knoweldege of American musical history, Dodd is a great entertainer.  We'll also have a food truck on-site to provide you with some summer evening snacks liike Italian Ice and Funnel Cake! 

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


Wednesday September 1, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Overview of the Resources at the Historical Society of Montgomery County

Over the past year the staff at HSMC has spent a lot of time with our collections. At the same time, due to the restrictions of visiting HSMC, many of you may not have spent any time at all with our collections!

So, now is the perfect time for us to orient everyone with some of the amazing resources at the Historical Society of Montgomery County. Nancy Sullivan, Archivist, and Barry Rauhauser, Executive Director, will lead this virtual tour of some of the resources held in the  Historical Society’s Library and Archival collections. 

If you’re new to using the Historical Society’s collections, you’ll find this tour a valuable way to get to know the types of resources you’ll be able to use to find the history of your house or your family. Even if you’ve been using our collections for years, you’re sure to find some resources that you may have never used or known about.

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..

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.