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Apr
18
Tue
Reading Your House, Researching Your Home
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm

Reading Your House, Researching Your Home
Many people entering the doors of our Research Library & Archives are searching for information about their home.  When was it built? By whom?  What did it look like originally? Why does it look the way it does now?  What can I do to preserve it?  Our new workshop series this spring will offer an introduction into some of the things that will help anyone discover a little more about their home.  The workshop takes place two evenings in April

Reading Your House, April 18, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 pm will introduce attendees to the fundamental tools you’ll need to start seeing your house in a new light: introductory topics on historic architecture including:  formal and vernacular architecture, regional differences in house types (pre-1850), basic styles and construction techniques from 1700 to 1920, how to measure and draw a house, and how to look around at the landscape of houses in Montgomery County.

Researching Your Home, April 25, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 pm will examine various documents related to house construction and occupancy that will give researchers more information about how houses and architecture function.  We’ll look at deeds and probate records, mechanics’ liens, maps, census and tax records, and other sources of documentary evidence related to houses.  Part of this session will look at various local and regional resources that relate to the restoration and preservation of historic architecture.  Mary Lou McFarland, Senior Preservation Specialist of the Heritage Conservancy will discuss the role that the Conservancy plays in the preservation and protection of significant open spaces, natural resources, and the historic heritage of Bucks and Montgomery Counties.

Cost:
Individual class $25.00 for members of the Historical Society of Montgomery County and $30.00 for non-members; both sessions $40.00 for members and $50.00 for non-members. 

Apr
20
Thu
Special Antiques Show Week Tours: Colonial Life through Exquisite Antiques
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm

The excitement of the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show continues at Woodford Mansion, home to one of the country’s greatest collections of Colonial antiques. From Wednesday, April 19th through Sunday, April 23rd, Woodford Mansion’s tour guides will highlight some of the most significant and unique antiques in the collection. Don’t miss the story of the rare delft punch bowl with a Loyalist inscription, which is on display at Philadelphia’s new Museum of the American Revolution. It is the perfect complement to the 2017 Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show’s patriotic theme and loan exhibit, “What So Proudly We Hail.”

 

Built in 1756, Woodford Mansion is one of the most elegant survivors of the group of early “country seats” built along the Schuylkill River. The rooms of the mansion are filled with items from the Naomi Wood Antiques Collection: furniture, portraits, miniatures, household items, luxury wares, and delftware, that bring to life the stories of the well-to-do Colonial residents of Woodford Mansion. Woodford Mansion is open for guided tours Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. 

Apr
21
Fri
Special Antiques Show Week Tours: Colonial Life through Exquisite Antiques
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm

The excitement of the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show continues at Woodford Mansion, home to one of the country’s greatest collections of Colonial antiques. From Wednesday, April 19th through Sunday, April 23rd, Woodford Mansion’s tour guides will highlight some of the most significant and unique antiques in the collection. Don’t miss the story of the rare delft punch bowl with a Loyalist inscription, which is on display at Philadelphia’s new Museum of the American Revolution. It is the perfect complement to the 2017 Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show’s patriotic theme and loan exhibit, “What So Proudly We Hail.”

 

Built in 1756, Woodford Mansion is one of the most elegant survivors of the group of early “country seats” built along the Schuylkill River. The rooms of the mansion are filled with items from the Naomi Wood Antiques Collection: furniture, portraits, miniatures, household items, luxury wares, and delftware, that bring to life the stories of the well-to-do Colonial residents of Woodford Mansion. Woodford Mansion is open for guided tours Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. 

Apr
22
Sat
Special Antiques Show Week Tours: Colonial Life through Exquisite Antiques
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm

The excitement of the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show continues at Woodford Mansion, home to one of the country’s greatest collections of Colonial antiques. From Wednesday, April 19th through Sunday, April 23rd, Woodford Mansion’s tour guides will highlight some of the most significant and unique antiques in the collection. Don’t miss the story of the rare delft punch bowl with a Loyalist inscription, which is on display at Philadelphia’s new Museum of the American Revolution. It is the perfect complement to the 2017 Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show’s patriotic theme and loan exhibit, “What So Proudly We Hail.”

 

Built in 1756, Woodford Mansion is one of the most elegant survivors of the group of early “country seats” built along the Schuylkill River. The rooms of the mansion are filled with items from the Naomi Wood Antiques Collection: furniture, portraits, miniatures, household items, luxury wares, and delftware, that bring to life the stories of the well-to-do Colonial residents of Woodford Mansion. Woodford Mansion is open for guided tours Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. 

Apr
23
Sun
Norristown Remembered: The Art of Frank Batson
Apr 23 all-day

The Historical Society of Montgomery County is pleased to announce a new exhibition in its gallery that will run from February 21, 2017, to April 29, 2017.  “Norristown Remembered” will feature Frank Batson’s paintings of Norristown and the surrounding region.

A Norristown native, Batson has been interested in art nearly all of his life.  Batson graduated from Norristown High School in 1954, and many of his paintings are inspired by his memories of Norristown and the surrounding area from the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s.  Some of the buildings and places still remain; other scenes are long gone, but Batson’s paintings bring these places back to life.   Batson, now a resident of Worcester, paints from both photographs and personal memory to bring back these views of Montgomery County with remarkable accuracy.

The exhibit is open during Society normal hours of operation and is free and open to the public. The Historical Society is open Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. For Saturday hours call 610-272-0297. 

Special Antiques Show Week Tours: Colonial Life through Exquisite Antiques
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – Apr 27 @ 4:00 pm

The excitement of the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show continues at Woodford Mansion, home to one of the country’s greatest collections of Colonial antiques. From Wednesday, April 19th through Sunday, April 23rd, Woodford Mansion’s tour guides will highlight some of the most significant and unique antiques in the collection. Don’t miss the story of the rare delft punch bowl with a Loyalist inscription, which is on display at Philadelphia’s new Museum of the American Revolution. It is the perfect complement to the 2017 Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show’s patriotic theme and loan exhibit, “What So Proudly We Hail.”

 

Built in 1756, Woodford Mansion is one of the most elegant survivors of the group of early “country seats” built along the Schuylkill River. The rooms of the mansion are filled with items from the Naomi Wood Antiques Collection: furniture, portraits, miniatures, household items, luxury wares, and delftware, that bring to life the stories of the well-to-do Colonial residents of Woodford Mansion. Woodford Mansion is open for guided tours Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. 

Apr
24
Mon
Norristown Remembered: The Art of Frank Batson
Apr 24 all-day

The Historical Society of Montgomery County is pleased to announce a new exhibition in its gallery that will run from February 21, 2017, to April 29, 2017.  “Norristown Remembered” will feature Frank Batson’s paintings of Norristown and the surrounding region.

A Norristown native, Batson has been interested in art nearly all of his life.  Batson graduated from Norristown High School in 1954, and many of his paintings are inspired by his memories of Norristown and the surrounding area from the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s.  Some of the buildings and places still remain; other scenes are long gone, but Batson’s paintings bring these places back to life.   Batson, now a resident of Worcester, paints from both photographs and personal memory to bring back these views of Montgomery County with remarkable accuracy.

The exhibit is open during Society normal hours of operation and is free and open to the public. The Historical Society is open Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. For Saturday hours call 610-272-0297. 

Apr
25
Tue
Norristown Remembered: The Art of Frank Batson
Apr 25 all-day

The Historical Society of Montgomery County is pleased to announce a new exhibition in its gallery that will run from February 21, 2017, to April 29, 2017.  “Norristown Remembered” will feature Frank Batson’s paintings of Norristown and the surrounding region.

A Norristown native, Batson has been interested in art nearly all of his life.  Batson graduated from Norristown High School in 1954, and many of his paintings are inspired by his memories of Norristown and the surrounding area from the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s.  Some of the buildings and places still remain; other scenes are long gone, but Batson’s paintings bring these places back to life.   Batson, now a resident of Worcester, paints from both photographs and personal memory to bring back these views of Montgomery County with remarkable accuracy.

The exhibit is open during Society normal hours of operation and is free and open to the public. The Historical Society is open Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. For Saturday hours call 610-272-0297. 

Beginner Irish Dance Classes forming now at OGQ’s Hatfield Studio
Apr 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Apr
26
Wed
Norristown Remembered: The Art of Frank Batson
Apr 26 all-day

The Historical Society of Montgomery County is pleased to announce a new exhibition in its gallery that will run from February 21, 2017, to April 29, 2017.  “Norristown Remembered” will feature Frank Batson’s paintings of Norristown and the surrounding region.

A Norristown native, Batson has been interested in art nearly all of his life.  Batson graduated from Norristown High School in 1954, and many of his paintings are inspired by his memories of Norristown and the surrounding area from the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s.  Some of the buildings and places still remain; other scenes are long gone, but Batson’s paintings bring these places back to life.   Batson, now a resident of Worcester, paints from both photographs and personal memory to bring back these views of Montgomery County with remarkable accuracy.

The exhibit is open during Society normal hours of operation and is free and open to the public. The Historical Society is open Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. For Saturday hours call 610-272-0297.