How the Street Got Their Names

The Historical Society of Montgomery County announces a special combination event on Saturday, September 23, 2017, that looks at some of the families and individuals for which some of our local streets take their name. The event will feature a walking tour of Historic Montgomery Cemetery that begins at 11:00 am followed by light refreshments inside the Cemetery’s gatehouse with a presentation from 11:45 am to 12:30 pm.

Many of Norristown’s streets are named after the prominent individuals and families who resided in the area in the nineteenth century. This event will feature a walking tour and presentation that takes a look at the stories of these people and families that have formed Norristown’s identity. The walking tour will begin at 11:00 followed by light refreshments inside the Cemetery’s gatehouse with a presentation from 11:45 pm to 12:30 pm. The presentation will be provided by Barry Rauhauser, Executive Director of the Historical Society of Montgomery County.

With almost 6,000 known burials, Historic Montgomery Cemetery holds the remains of some of the most prominent citizens, veterans and reformers in the county and nation. From five Civil War generals to many captains of industry, it tells the story of the nation through the lives it represents. The entrance to Montgomery Cemetery is at the end of Hartranft Avenue, off of West Main Street, Norristown. Parking during the event will be made available inside the Cemetery gates.

Tickets for the event are $15 and include the walking tour, refreshments, and presentation. Tickets are limited to reserve a seat call 610-272-0297 or go online at hsmcpa.org to reserve your spot.

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How the Street Got Their Names
  • 1654 DeKalb Street
  • Norristown, PA 19401
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  • Historical Society of Montgomery County
  • $15