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The Association meets on the fourth Tuesday of the months of January - May and September - November at 7:30pm. Programs are held in the Upper Moreland Township Building Council Room, located at 117 Park Avenue in Willow Grove. Public programs of UMHA are free and open to the public.

The programs feature speakers on a variety of historical and not-so historical topics followed by refreshments. The agenda generally includes time for attendees to question our experts on matters of local history and also provides an opportunity for attendees to bring artifacts and documents to show to the audience.

Recommendations for topics for future programs are always welcome and encouraged.

2018 Programs

January 23

Brewster Aeronautic s at Johnsville

Guest Speaker: Jim Rubillo to tell of the aircraft factory built in Warminster in 1941.

February 27

Abraham Lincoln Visits Philadelphia

Guest Speaker: Michael Jesberger on Lincolnís four visits to Philadelphia.

March 27

Meet Martha Dana Mercer

Guest Speaker: Tammy Schane to speak on the many accomplishments of Martha Dana Mercer, wife of William R. Mercer, Jr., younger brother of Henry Chapman Mercer, not just a wealthy socialite.

April 24

Ben Franklin

Guest Speaker: Robert DeVitis tells of colonial times with Franklin's usual wit.

Reservations required for the Annual Dinner. Registration forms are available here.

May 5

Boileau Festival

A day of fun and festivites at the Boileau Farmstead.

May 22

An Imperfection in the Kitchen Floor

Guest Speaker: Heather Greenleaf, UMHA Archivist, presents her novel that takes place in Willow Grove, PA.

September 25

A Reporterís Front Row Seat to History

Guest Speaker: Ed Eisen, veteran newsman, reporter, editor, author, and PR consultant, presents A Reporterís Front Row Seat to History.

October 23

Montgomery County Trolleys

Guest Speaker: Mike Szilagyi will emphasize the four trolley lines that converged on Willow Grove.

November 27

Tales from the Revolution

Guest Speaker: Susannah Brody presents Isabel Wallace, Reminiscing About the American Revolution in Bucks County.