Committees

Tours

Programs

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 Building Council Room, located at 117 Park Avenue in Willow Grove. All programs listed here 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.

2022 Programs

Due to Covid restrictioins, we will continue offering our Programs via Zoom for the time being. 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 zoom.us. 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.

You can join the Zoom meeting by clicking on this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87902719108?pwd=V0Z5S1pReUhJYWwxYlltVHdxMlU1UT09

 Meeting ID: 879 0271 9108

Passcode: 761244

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Brian Boger
January 25, 2022 7:30 PM - Virtual

Brian Boger will discuss the local history of bicycling at the turn of the last century when America was transformed by the popularity of the bicycle. Bicycle racing was America's first sport to enjoy mass popularity. Marshall "Major" Taylor was one of America's first sports superstars and the first African-American world champion, setting many of his records at Willow Grove Park.

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Ronald Sloto
February 22, 2022 7:30 PM - Virtual

Ronald Sloto will be talking about the local geology of the region and what economic minerals are found here, as well as the early mining activities of Southeastern Pennsylvania and its influence on the Philadelphia economy.

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Benjamin Lay: Abington's Radical Abolitionist 1735
by Jim Rubillo
March 22, 2022 7:30 PM - Virtual

Benjamin Lay was a small, fearless Quaker, conducting dramatic protests against slavery in the early days of Philadelphia. He confronted Philadelphia’s wealthy Quakers demanding that they free their slaves and boycott items produced by slave labor. Lay published a scathing book, printed by Benjamin Franklin, that attacked many prominent Quakers.

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TBA
April

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Michael S Jesberger
May 24, 2022 7:30 PM - Virtual

Michael S Jesberger will be covering the 1913 Gettysburg reunion attended by 53,000 Civil War Veterans. The story of planning and building such a facility to handle and house 53,000 elderly veterans is remarkable.

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