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.

 



Reviews

Janice Di Marco

Rating:
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
My only negative was I didn't have more time! The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. Great records.

Upcoming Events at Historical Society of Montgomery County

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Saturday, Jun 30, 2018 at 10:00am to Saturday, Jul 7, 2018 at 12:00am
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Thursday, Jul 5, 2018 at 10:00am to Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 12:00am
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Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 10:00am to Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 at 12:00am
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Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 at 10:00am to Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 12:00am
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Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 at 10:00am to Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 at 12:00am
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Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 at 10:00am to Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 at 12:00am
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Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 10:00am to Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 12:00am
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Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at 10:00am to Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 12:00am
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Monday, Sep 3, 2018 at 10:00am to Monday, Sep 10, 2018 at 12:00am
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Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 at 10:00am to Saturday, Sep 15, 2018 at 12:00am
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Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 10:00am to Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 12:00am
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Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 10:00am to Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 at 12:00am
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Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 at 10:00am to Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 at 12:00am
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Friday, Sep 28, 2018 at 10:00am to Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 12:00am
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Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 10:00am to Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 at 12:00am
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Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 10:00am to Monday, Oct 15, 2018 at 12:00am
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Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 10:00am to Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 at 12:00am
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Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 10:00am to Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 at 12:00am
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Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 10:00am to Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 at 12:00am
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Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 at 10:00am to Sunday, Nov 4, 2018 at 12:00am
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Friday, Nov 2, 2018 at 10:00am to Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 at 11:00pm
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Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 10:00am to Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 12:00am
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Monday, Nov 12, 2018 at 10:00am to Monday, Nov 19, 2018 at 12:00am
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Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 at 10:00am to Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 at 12:00am
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Thursday, Nov 22, 2018 at 10:00am to Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 at 12:00am
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Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 10:00am to Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 at 12:00am
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Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 at 10:00am to Sunday, Dec 9, 2018 at 12:00am
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Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 10:00am to Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 12:00am
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Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 at 10:00am to Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 12:00am
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Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 10:00am to Monday, Dec 24, 2018 at 12:00am
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Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 at 10:00am to Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 at 12:00am
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Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 at 10:00am to Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 12:00am
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Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 at 10:00am to Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 at 12:00am
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Sunday, Jan 6, 2019 at 10:00am to Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 12:00am
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Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 10:00am to Friday, Jan 18, 2019 at 12:00am
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Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at 10:00am to Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 at 12:00am
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Monday, Jan 21, 2019 at 10:00am to Monday, Jan 28, 2019 at 12:00am
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Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 at 10:00am to Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 at 12:00am
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Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 at 10:00am to Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 at 12:00am
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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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