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;…

Among the detailed records kept on the 1777-1778 winter encampment at Valley Forge were details on the arrival of Lady Washington, who made the arduous trip from her home in Virginia to the cold hills of Pennsylvania. Her trek bolstered the spirits of the Continental Army, which, owing to the harsh weather, were definitely sagging….

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…

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….

August 13 -16, 2015 Upper Salford Township (near Schwenksville) Montgomery County, PA What takes place during the third weekend in August and is, arguably, one of the best music festivals on the East Coast? Where you can see both national acts and emerging artists on seven different stages? For thousands of music lovers, the answer…

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