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.

2019 Programs

January 22

Secret Philadelphia – A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure

Guest Speaker: Mary Lebeau reviews her fun guide to the lesser-known sites in our wonderful city.

February 26

Montgomery County Trolleys

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

March 26

Part II of A Reporter’s Front Row Seat to History

Guest Speaker: Ed Eisen continues his stories with new events and people.

April 30

Reservations required

Annual Dinner - The VE German Club, Davisville Road - Doors open at 6:30, Dinner at 7

Guest Speaker: St. David Choir, Willow Grove. Director: Stephen P. Kowalchik; Assistant Director/Accompanist, Barbara P. Aughtmon.

Reservation forms can be downloaded here: 2019 Dinner Reservation Form

May 4

Farmstead Festival

A day of outdoor colonial fun & games at Farmstead Park on Byberry Road.

May 28

The Robert Morris Collection

Guest Speaker: James Reis presents local historic documents and deeds.

September 24

Roads Petitions Relating to Montgomery County, PA

Guest Speaker: Joseph J. Menkevich will highlight the Philadelphia area road petitions in and around Moreland Township and the location of early water powered mills

October 22

Siegmund Lubin, the Movie Man

Guest Speaker: Stephen Heck will present Siegmund Lubin, the Movie Man, the man who made Montgomery County, PA, the Movie Capital of the World in the early years of the 20th century.

November 26

Protective Mobilization – 1938-41

Guest Speaker: John Shephard presents the National and local preparation for war, especially units of PA National Guard in SE PA.