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Historical Society of Montgomery County
The Historical Society of Montgomery County (PA) was established in 1881 and incorporated in 1884. Its mission is to preserve the county's rich heritage and help tell the stories of the many people who have walked and tended its soil. Montgomery County was formed out of the western part of Philadelphia County in 1784 and is located along the Schuylkill River. Rich farm fields, booming industry and manufacturing, advanced transportation, artistic endeavors, and unique religious beliefs all contribute to the historic character of the County. The Historical Society of Montgomery County collects private business, organizational, and personal records from the area and is also a repository for county and local government records. The non-government portion of the society’s archival holdings total about 500 linear feet of materials dating from 1690 to the present.