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

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

Upcoming Programs


The Moland House
by Michael Jesberger

February 27, 2024 7:30 PM - UM Council Chamber

In most history, the Neshaminy encampment is glossed over. It lasted 13 days, August 10-23, 1777, and was the third longest encampment in Pennsylvania, exceeded only by Whitemarsh and Valley Forge. Neshaminy is where the Marquis de Lafayette officially assumed his command, Count Casimir Pulaski was introduced to George Washington, and Betsy Rossís flag is said to have been flown for the first time. This presentation will include period maps and eyewitness accounts of events that led to the encampment, as well as the logistics involved in keeping the encampment operational for two weeks before the Battle of Brandywine.


Enemy Submarines Off Our Coast
by Ret. Navy Master Chief James McKay

March 26, 2024 7:30 PM - UM Council Chamber

Ret. Master Chief James McKay will speak about the often-untold World Wars I and II submarine conflict which took place right off the New Jersey Shore. He will cover how one submarine sunk 6 ships in one day by Delaware Bay near Cape May and Operation Paukenschlag, the costliest US Naval battle of the Second World War happening right in our back yard. This local carnage is rarely talked about in our history books.


Antique Road Show
April 16, 2024 - Luncheon at the VE Club

Tom Wakely of Stephensonís Auctions will be doing a traveling road show at the luncheon. Bring in a treasured and valued item and find its true worth. You may be surprised at its worth, or not! Details will be announced closer to the date of the luncheon.


The Early Colonial Milita to Todayís National Guard
by John Shepard

May 28, 2024 7:30 PM - UM Council Chamber

Mr. Shepard will cover the formation of local Militia, what they were responsible for, and their role in our history. He will also explain how the Militia evolved into todayís National Guard. The Second Amendment was written, in part, due to the activities of the local Militia and the British.