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Jun
26
Mon
Colonial Camp 2017
Jun 26 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Students entering 4th – 6th grade in fall 2017 will experience childhood activities and crafts of the colonial period during this summer day camp. 

The Civil War on the Homefront: Impact and Innovations
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Local historian and reenactor, Michael Jesberger, will bring us to two fronts during the Civil War; the role and contributions of the women of our region; and life at Camp Willliam Penn in Cheltenham, PA.

While families sent their sons, fathers, husbands, and brothers to the war, ladies were also active participants!  Our women played prominent roles in creating and maintaining “aid societies” that included medical service, sewing clothing, making bandages and packing food and other needs.  Hear more about what it was like for women (and children) behind the lines during the American War.

Camp William Penn was located in the La Mott section of Cheltenham, and was the training ground for Civil War African-American soldiers.  Join us in hearing the story of that historic camp in our region, and how the local community interacted.

The Annex is in a strip center adjacent to the Church.  Attendance is Free of Charge (at will donations are appreciated). 

Jun
27
Tue
Beginner Irish Dance Classes forming now at OGQ’s Hatfield Studio
Jun 27 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Jun
29
Thu
Open Mic Night
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us the last Thursday of each month for open mic night. We’ll provide the sound system and lighting, just bring your gear and talent! Enjoy the entertainment with a hot espresso treat or try one of our frozen selections! Check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/connectionsonhigh/. 

Jul
1
Sat
Hawthornes’ 8th Annual IPA, Champagne & Rosé Block Party
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The hoppiest day of the year is back! Hawthornes Beer Cafe (738 S. 11th Street) presents the 8th Annual IPA, Champagne and Rose Block Party on Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. Come out for one of South Philadelphia’s largest spring block parties, with over 75 total selections of beers, champagnes and roses, plus music, family fun, food and much more. The party will stretch from Fitzwater to Catharine Streets on 11th Street. From the kitchen, look for street food and block party back-yard favorites. Enjoy music and entertainment from The John McNutt Trio, Las Palabras, DJ Christophonic and DJ Lexx. For the kids, head to the Kids’ Zone with a giant bubble wand, chalk obstacle course, bean bag toss, hula hoops, face painting and a giant inflatable slide. The event is open to all ages, 21 and older to drink. Rain date Sunday, July 2, 2017. Admission is free. All drinks and food are pay-as-you-go. Cash only. For information, visit: www.hawthornecafe.com/events 

Jul
4
Tue
Beginner Irish Dance Classes forming now at OGQ’s Hatfield Studio
Jul 4 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Jul
6
Thu
Regular Tours of Aldie Mansion
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Heritage Conservancy continues hosting regular tours of Aldie Mansion, the 1920s Tudor Revival home of Martha and William Mercer, Jr. of Doylestown! Come and see where the Von Trapp family sang at Martha’s 1941 Christmas party! Tours will be given on the 1st Thursday evening of the month at 6 pm and 7 pm, and on the second Tuesday of the month at 1 pm and 2 pm. Cost: $12 a person, $10 for senior citizens, and $8 for Heritage Conservancy members. Children 12 and under are free but require supervision. Please RSVP, call to learn more. 

Jul
11
Tue
Regular Tours of Aldie Mansion
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Heritage Conservancy continues hosting regular tours of Aldie Mansion, the 1920s Tudor Revival home of Martha and William Mercer, Jr. of Doylestown! Come and see where the Von Trapp family sang at Martha’s 1941 Christmas party! Tours will be given on the 1st Thursday evening of the month at 6 pm and 7 pm, and on the second Tuesday of the month at 1 pm and 2 pm. Cost: $12 a person, $10 for senior citizens, and $8 for Heritage Conservancy members. Children 12 and under are free but require supervision. Please RSVP, call to learn more. 

Beginner Irish Dance Classes forming now at OGQ’s Hatfield Studio
Jul 11 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Cruising in Montgomery and Berks Counties!
Jul 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Remember cruising? No? Those of a certain age will remember–It was the favorite activity on Friday and Saturday nights during the 1950’s to show off your ride and your girl, impress your friends, or maybe get the attention of that special girl. Then stop at the drive-in for a soft drink or snack and check out everyone else! Too young to remember? Join the Historical Society of Montgomery County to learn what you missed!

Pottstown first came to be known as the cruising capital of the East Coast in the 1950s and held on to the title for many years. In the 1960s, hundreds would line the sidewalks to watch the hot rods and classic cars cruise down High Street. Among the circuit favorites were the Tropical Treat, Hilltop Drive-In, and Dempsey Diner. In Lansdale automobile enthusiasts “cruised the Dale”.

Presenter Tina M. Kissinger has been a local resident of the Reading and Pottstown areas most of her life, and she has been an active participant in local cruising events since the 1980s. She is the author of Cruising in Montgomery and Berks Counties.

Presentation begins at 6:00 p.m. with a social and light refreshment at 5:30.

For more information contact the Historical Society of Montgomery County at 610-272-0297; [email protected]; or http://www.hsmcpa.org. This program is free and open to the public!

The Historical Society if handicapped accessible.