Archival Adventures in Small Repositories
Wissahickon Valley Historical Society
Founded in 1975 and located in Blue Bell, the Wissahickon Valley Historical Society's purpose is to preserve the local historical buildings, artifacts, and folklore of the historic Wissahickon Valley and the Wissahickon School District in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The Society's coverage area includes the Borough of Ambler, the Townships of Whitpain and Lower Gwynedd, and the villages of Blue Bell, Broad Axe, Center Square, and Penllyn. The Society houses over 30 linear feet of archival materials, including ephemera, photographs, receipts, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, deeds, maps, and organization records dealing with local businesses, schools, churches, and events.
The Historical Society of Whitpain and its collections and property were merged into the Wissahickon Valley Historical Society as of January 1, 2015.