AMERICAN HELICOPTER MUSEUM & EDUCATION CENTER
Just 15 miles southwest of Valley Forge is the nation's premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to helicopters. The museum tells the history of these amazing aircraft through interactive and static displays. On select days throughout the year, the museum hosts special events that take guests to new heights with helicopter rides above the Philadelphia countryside.
BERMAN MUSEUM OF ART
601 East Main Street
The current exhibit at the Berman Museum of Art, on the campus of Ursinus College, puts the spotlight on painter and naturalist John James Audubon. His stunning work - groundbreaking in its comprehensiveness and detail - is interpreted by nine contemporary artists in media that include paint, photography and sculpture.
BOYERTOWN MUSEUM OF HISTORIC VEHICLES
The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles displays a collection of antique and vintage automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, sleighs, carriages and bicycles, all with a Pennsylvania connection. Many of the trucks on display were built by the Boyertown Auto Body Works which operated on the site until 1990. Other highlights of the collection include the former Fegley's Diner, which has been completely restored and relocated to the museum, as well as an early Sunoco gas station.
1001 Cathedral Road
One of the most stunning exhibit spaces in all of Montgomery County (and perhaps all of Pennsylvania), Glencairn Museum has permanent collections that cover a comprehensive range of ethnicities, artistic traditions, belief systems and creative expression. The Egyptian gallery, for example, covers gods, mythology and even mummy magic. Miniaturized dioramas bring the ancient world to life.
MENNONITE HERITAGE CENTER
565 Yoder Road
The collection at the Mennonite Heritage Center preserves three centuries of life in eastern Pennsylvania, representing one of the oldest communities in the New World. Browse the artifacts and artistry of "Work and Hope: Mennonite Life in Eastern Pennsylvania," which covers facets of daily life such as fashion and domestic craftsmanship.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
340 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA
The gallery of the Fine Arts Center showcases the talented faculty and alumni of MCCC at a show lasting throughout February. All media are represented, ensuring a wide scope of artistic interpretations. A Meet-the-Artist reception takes place February 10.
SCHWENKFELDER LIBRARY & HERITAGE CENTER
105 Seminary Street
This museum's permanent exhibit speaks to the longevity of this faith community and the deep impact it had on the area. Pieces on display range from Native American artifacts that date to the earliest settlers to beautiful, hand-crafted examples of Pennsylvania Dutch needlework for both practical and decorative purposes.
904 Sheble Lane
The knockabout comedy of The Three Stooges is encapsulated into one, three-story building that bursts with memorabilia and mayhem. The Stoogeum (rhymes with "museum") displays more 100,000 items, ranging from Stooge breakfast cereal to Stooge video games. An 85-seat theater, a warm escape from a chilly day, runs a steady stream of the trio's comedic short films. Be sure to plan ahead as the museum has limited public hours.