It’s an exciting fall at the Historical Society of Montgomery County!
Join us at Montgomery Cemetery this Sunday, September 21st for Death and Dying in Victorian Times from 10:00 to 2:00. The $8.00 entrance fee covers all exhibits and presentations. The cemetery is located at 1 Hartranft Ave., West Norriton, PA 19401.
Tuesday evenings in October we’re having a four-part seminar on World War I. The speaker will be me, Nancy Sullivan. Learn about the causes of the “war to end all wars,” the progress of the fighting, and how the First World War shaped the world we live in today. That’s on October 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th at 7:00 pm at headquarters. The cost is $40.
On October 15th at 7:00 pm, Joseph Hylan, Esq. will give a talk on Oliver Wendell Holmes, “Mr. Justice Holmes and the Civil War.” The talk is free.
November 2nd at 2:30, we’ll have another free talk, this one on “The Underground Railroad in Quilts” by Cassandra Gunkel, PhD.
In November and December, Micheal Snyder will be offering another one of his popular courses at our headquarters. This one will be “The Revolutionary War Comes to Southeastern Pennsylvania.” The cost of the six week course is $65 for members and $75 for non-members. The dates are November 5th, 12th, and 20th, and December 4th, 10th, and 17th at 7:00 pm.
The Historical Society’s annual luncheon will be on November 15th at noon at the Bay Pony Inn. Speaker Beth Kepart will be speaking on the Schuylkill River.
Wednesday, December 3rd, Michael Harris will give a talk on the Battle of Brandywine. It’s starts at 7:00 and is free to the public.
Finally, just in time for Christmas, Judy Parrish will give us “The History of the Christmas Tree.” It will be on December 14th at 2:30 at headquarters and is free.
Our headquarters is located at 1654 DeKalb St. in Norristown. We hope to see you at one of events!