Historical Society of Montgomery County

1654 DeKalb Street
610-272-0297

For centuries, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, has been making history. From the dramatic re-shaping of Washington's Army at Valley Forge to the lesser known engagement of Lafayette at Barren Hill, this region played an important role in the nation's early history.

Originally, part of Philadelphia County, this fertile land along the Schuylkill River became its own county in 1784. Booming industry and manufacturing, rich farm fields, advanced transportation, artistic endeavors and unique religious beliefs, contributed to the greatness of the county. However, no matter what its ideals or enterprises, it is the people of Montgomery County that remain her greatest asset. Birthplace of General Winfield S. Hancock, General John F. Hartranft and General Henry "Hap" Arnold, the county has sent tens of thousands of its sons and daughters to wars near and far. Abolitionists like Lucretia Mott, inventors like David Rittenhouse and Thaddeus Lowe and artists like Thomas Hovenden have all called Montgomery County home.

It is the Historical Society of Montgomery County's mission to preserve the county's rich heritage and help tell the stories of the many people who have walked and tended its soil.

 


Upcoming Events at Historical Society of Montgomery County

Made in Montgomery County

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 from 1:00pm to 7:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Monday, Oct 22, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 from 1:00pm to 7:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 from 1:00pm to 7:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Monday, Oct 29, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 from 1:00pm to 7:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018 from 1:00pm to 7:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Monday, Nov 5, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 from 1:00pm to 7:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 from 1:00pm to 7:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Monday, Nov 12, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 from 1:00pm to 7:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 from 1:00pm to 7:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Made in Montgomery County

Monday, Nov 19, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 from 1:00pm to 7:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 from 1:00pm to 7:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Thursday, Nov 22, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Made in Montgomery County

Monday, Nov 26, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 from 1:00pm to 7:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Made in Montgomery County

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 from 1:00pm to 7:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Made in Montgomery County

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Made in Montgomery County

Monday, Dec 3, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Made in Montgomery County

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 from 1:00pm to 7:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Made in Montgomery County

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 from 1:00pm to 7:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Made in Montgomery County

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Made in Montgomery County

Monday, Dec 10, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Made in Montgomery County

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 from 1:00pm to 7:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Made in Montgomery County

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 1:00pm to 7:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Made in Montgomery County

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Made in Montgomery County

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Made in Montgomery County

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 from 1:00pm to 7:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Made in Montgomery County

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 from 1:00pm to 7:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Made in Montgomery County

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
Norristown, PA
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Recent News

Making History Greater Presentation: Montgomery County Trolleys

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, was once served by 140 miles of trolley lines. In the first half of the 20th century, a wide array of trolley cars rolled over Montgomery County’s rails, from quaint open streetcars rumbling through borough streets …

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Breweries Along the Schuylkill

In our first Making History Greater presentation of 2018, brewing historian Rich Wagner will highlight the many breweries that operated along the Schuylkill River.  He will highlight breweries like Scheidt Brewery in Norristown as well …

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Lisa Minardi Presents "History of Trappe and Collegeville" @ Historical Society of Montgomery County

Making History Greater Presentation Series: “The History of Trappe & Collegeville" Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Presented by Lisa Minardi Located in the scenic Perkiomen Valley, the adjacent boroughs of Trappe and Collegeville ha…

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