The Historical Society of Montgomery County is located in the county seat of Norristown, and began in 1881. A handful of notable county residents created the Historical Society to protect local history, shortly before the county’s centennial celebration. The society quickly sought to collect public and private collections related to county’s people, events, and places;…

The Montgomery County Foundation, Inc. (MCFI) is a founding partner and Executive Committee member of Creative MontCo. MCFI invites you and your colleagues to take advantage of free-of-charge workshops focused on the support and capacity-building of the nonprofit community. Our next workshop: HOW PROJECT MANAGEMENT CAN ENHANCE YOUR SUCCESS Wednesday, September 21, 2016 / 9:00…

One Book, One County Montgomery PA

Montgomery County Libraries hosts its first ever ONE BOOK, ONE COUNTY community wide event, which kicked off in March. The event’s featured book, The Boys in the Boat, is the New York Times bestselling story of an American triumph in Nazi Germany, at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, when nine working-class rowers from the west showed…

Sometimes the best intervention is inspiration. That was the thinking that led a local non-profit, Arts Holding Hands and Hearts (AHHAH), to embark on a campaign to raise the literacy, and creative spirit, of at-risk youth in Coatesville. AHHAH, which combines the healing arts of mindfulness and yoga with the expressive and visual arts, was…

You’re invited! What’s in the Crystal Ball? Join us to Look into the Future for Arts and Culture As leaders, artists, and participants we all have a stake in the answer. The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance has engaged Futurist Garry Golden to help the region figure out what the future holds…and the impact it will…

The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, located in Lower Providence Township, is one Montgomery County’s most important cultural assets. Designated a national historic landmark, this estate nestled along the Perkiomen Creek was the first home in America of the world’s best-known ornithological artist. The mission of the Center at Mill Grove is to…

Did you know that, as a Montgomery County resident, you can enjoy digital magazines for free through your local library? It’s true, though not many know about it (hence, this post). Through technology provided by Zinio — “the world’s largest newsstand” — library cardholders can download a wide variety of magazines to a number of…

Inns, taverns and mom-and-pop hotels up and down the east coast often stretch the truth in trying to lure history buffs by claiming “George Washington Slept Here.” For sites in Montco, however, the claim rings true. Of course, the most well-known is perhaps Valley Forge, where Washington and his beleaguered troops spent a brutal winter…

Can’t get to the Philly Art Museum this summer? No problem, Montgomery County. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is bringing art to you. Inside Out is a special program through which reproductions of classical works of art from the Museum’s collection are being displayed outdoors throughout the Philadelphia region—with some key stops in Montgomery County….

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