Uncover Symbols in the Cemetery

2017-07-31T09:28:05+00:00

Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/hsmcpa.org/ Author and Historian Tammy Schane will present Symbols in the Cemetery on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm. Discover the meaning of symbols carved on tombstones; the history behind them; and why tombstone styles changed in the 19th century. Ms. Schane lectures on her research of 18th and [...]

Uncover Symbols in the Cemetery 2017-07-31T09:28:05+00:00

Summer Insect Workshops for the Family

2017-08-06T11:53:41+00:00

By Betsy Natter Summer is filled with sunshine, flowers, and lots of things that creep, crawl and buzz. What exactly are those things flying around and will they start “bugging” you? Gather some new information and enjoy some hands on exploration with this variety of workshops designed to teach you about some of these amazing [...]

Summer Insect Workshops for the Family 2017-08-06T11:53:41+00:00

5 Memorial Day Celebration Activities

2017-05-23T15:57:50+00:00

By Betsy Natter Memorial Day marks the official start of summer, but traditionally it is the remembrance of those fallen soldiers who have defended and served our nation. Originally called Decoration Day, the practice of laying flowers and wreaths on the graves of fallen soldiers began in 1868 following the American Civil War. Remembrances have [...]

5 Memorial Day Celebration Activities 2017-05-23T15:57:50+00:00

Nature Detectives at Norristown Farm Park

2017-01-18T20:12:25+00:00

Squirrel Tracks in Deep SnowPhoto courtesy of Ruth King, Environmental Education Specialist Be a nature detective and come take a “first look” at the signs that animals leave behind at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Chew marks, tracks, and scat are some of the clues that participants will investigate. Learn [...]

Nature Detectives at Norristown Farm Park 2017-01-18T20:12:25+00:00

Cross-Country Ski Clinic at Norristown Farm Park

2017-01-17T12:58:03+00:00

Head to Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 10:00am for a free Cross-Country Ski Clinic. This program is a “go” even without snow. Improve that ski technique for maximum glide. Learn about equipment, clubs to join, and places to ski. On-snow instruction is available if conditions permit. This program is suitable for [...]

Cross-Country Ski Clinic at Norristown Farm Park 2017-01-17T12:58:03+00:00

Montgomery County Commissioners Holiday Celebration

2016-12-15T21:41:04+00:00

The Montgomery County Commissioners will light the County tree, menorah, and kinara celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa at 4:15pm on Thursday, December 15, 2016. The brief ceremony will take place on the plaza level of the courthouse overlooking Main Street in Norristown. WHO:           Montgomery County Commissioners Dr. Val Arkoosh, Josh Shapiro, and Joe Gale WHAT:         [...]

Montgomery County Commissioners Holiday Celebration 2016-12-15T21:41:04+00:00

Winds and Weather at Norristown Farm Park

2016-12-10T16:19:24+00:00

Photo courtesy of Ruth King, Environmental Education Specialist Take a “first look” at weather during a Winds and Weather program at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 1:00pm. The beginning of winter is a great time to investigate the local atmosphere. Is it possible to tell what the weather will [...]

Winds and Weather at Norristown Farm Park 2016-12-10T16:19:24+00:00

2016 Thanksgiving Guide

2017-08-06T11:57:24+00:00

By Betsy Natter With fall festivals over and everyone trying to figure out what to do with piles of Halloween candy, it’s time to think about Thanksgiving and turkeys. From nature programs, to buying fresh farm raised birds, to running a race in their honor, Montgomery County has something for everyone this November. Learn About [...]

2016 Thanksgiving Guide 2017-08-06T11:57:24+00:00

6 Frightfully Fun Halloween Events

2016-12-10T16:19:27+00:00

By Betsy Natter It’s time to gear up for Halloween fun. Treat your family to this mixed treat-bag of activities throughout the county. Whether hiking, crafting, listening to a ghost tale or good old-fashioned trick-or-treating there is something for everyone. Morris Arboretum – Scarecrow Walk 100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118 (215) 247-5777 Take [...]

6 Frightfully Fun Halloween Events 2016-12-10T16:19:27+00:00

Fall is for the Birds!

2016-12-10T16:19:28+00:00

By Betsy Natter Fall is a great time to learn about birds as they are very active. Many species are preparing for fall migration and toward the end of the season the owls will begin to search for mates. Several Montgomery County parks are offering programs to get you outside and enjoy our feathered neighbors. [...]

Fall is for the Birds! 2016-12-10T16:19:28+00:00