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.

2021 Programs

The Upper Moreland Historical Association will begin our virtual speaker presentations starting February 23, 2021 at 7:00 PM.  Our first event by Jim Rubillo is described below.

You will need the Zoom app on your phone or computer to participate in the speaking event. The Zoom program can be uploaded free of charge from You do not need the license copy to view and participate.  If you are not familiar with it, I suggest you view a training video before you log on.


February 23, 2021 at 7:00 PM Virtual

The Philadelphia Motor Speedway - Warminster: An Unrealized Dream

By Jim Rubillo

“Early in the 20th century, automobile enthusiasts planned to bring "big time" auto racing to Warminster. The vision was to create a speedway that would rival the famous Indianapolis Speedway. An elaborate plan was developed, funding was secured, and actual construction started. However, it was never completed. Imagine what Eastern Montgomery County would have evolved to be if a successful speedway would have become an economic centerpiece. The tale of the rise and fall of this dream will be shared. “


You can join the Zoom meeting at 6:45 pm February 23, by clicking on this link:

 Meeting ID: 879 0271 9108

Passcode: 761244


Steve Heck
May 25, 2021 7:00 PM Virtual

The Battle of Crooked Billet was a battle fought on May 1, 1778 near the Crooked Billet Tavern (present-day Hatboro. British forces under the command of Major John Graves Simcoe launched a surprise attack and caught the American army sleeping.


Juneteenth Celebration organized by I Saw Visions
Saturday, June 19, 2021


Summer Hiatus - See you in September!