Do you have childhood memories about looking at a family member’s belongings? Maybe it was a photo album. Or maybe you tried on clothing or shoes that were too big for you. The Historical Society of Montgomery County, PA invites you to reminisce in these fun family memories with our new exhibit: Grandma’s Attic.
Highlighting rarely displayed objects from HSMC’s collection, each item represents fun and unusual things you might find in a family member’s attic, basement, or other storage space. Visitors will see a wide variety of objects including, but not limited to, toys, clothing, and art.
The exhibit is free and open to the public during our normal operating hours. It will run through March 30, 2023.
Past Exhibits at HSMC
See the virtual versions of some of our past museum exhibits by clicking the links below.
2018 - 2019: Made in Montgomery County
2019 - 2020: Montgomery County Hospitals
2020 - 2021: MontCo. Votes!
2020 (online only): Schools: from one room to your living room
2021 - 2022: Painting with Pride
2020 proved to be a historic year. The COVID-19 pandemic remains a focal point in most people's lives. However, the challenges of this pandemic were compounded by a barrage of other situations including, but not limited to, widespread financial stress, a surge in mental health challenges, protests calling for an end to racial injustice, and the Presidential Election.
We at HSMC recognize the historic events unfolding around us. To continue fulfilling our Mission to engage with the public to collect, preserve, and interpret the documents, artifacts, and stories that reflect the evolving mosaic that is our county, we are asking the community to share their stories to document the events that happened in the county during 2020.
Due to limited storage at HSMC, this project will be primarily digitally based. We are looking for things such as: photos, short videos, stories, and writing samples. These items will be made publicly available online so future researchers can have easy access.
To participate in this project, please fill out a contact infromation form here. After you fill out the form, you will be given a link to HSMC's Dropbox where you can upload your digital files. Please name each file with the date of submission and your last name so our team can properly identify each submission.
If you have physical artifacts you are interested in donating to HSMC, please indicate so on the form and provide an email or phone number so our team can reach out to you.
Participate in the Project: Contact/Submission form - Hindsight 2020 Collection Project
Repository: The Historical Society of Montgomery County
Title: Records of the League of Women Voters of Upper Merion
Creator: League of Women Voters of Upper Merion
Dates: 1930 - 2002 (bulk 1960 - 1990)
Accession number: 2016.152
Extent: 3 linear feet, 4 linear inches
Administrative history note: The League of Women Voters was founded by members of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1920. The Upper Merion chapter began in 1930. In 1975 it merged with another chapter to form the League of Women Voters of the Valley Forge Area. That chapter closed in 2000.
Scope and content: This collection contains the papers of the League of Women Voters of Upper Merion. It contains annual voter guides created by the group, material relating to the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and the League of Women Voters of the United States. There are also administrative files, issue files, and annual files that contain newspaper clippings, minutes, and newsletters. There are also records from the League of Women Voters of the Valley Forge Area.
Arrangement: This collection is divided into six series:
Series A: Records from parent organizations
Series B: Voter guides and services
Series C: Administrative Records
Series D: Annual Files
Series E: Records of the League of Women Voters of the Valley Forge Area
Series F: Studies of Issues