Making History Greater Series, Spring 2016 – Historical Society of Montgomery County

Norristown, PA: The Historical Society of Montgomery County announces a new lecture series entitled Making History Greater beginning Thursday, January 21, 2016
As part of its mission to promote and interpret the history of Montgomery County, the Historical Society of Montgomery County announces a new series of presentations at its headquarters located at 1654 DeKalb Street in Norristown, PA. The Making History Greater series features scholars, authors, and historians who are currently working on telling new stories about the complexity of our region’s history. This new series features current research into the greater Philadelphia region, particular those stories that change the way we tell our history or have implications in the way we see the current world around us. Thursday presentations begin at 5:00 with a social gathering and light refreshments. Lectures begin at 5:30 and last for about an hour with time for questions at the end. Saturday presentations begin at 12:30 with a social gathering and light refreshments and lecture starting at 1:00. This program is free and open to the public.
Thursday, January 21, 2016, 5:00-6:30 Michael Mackintosh Lecturer, Ursinus College A Changing World: How Environmental Change Affected Relationships Between Indians and Colonists in the Philadelphia Area in the Seventeenth Century
Thursday, February 25, 2016, 5:00-6:30 Lisa Minardi Ph.D. candidate in the History of American Civilization program at the University of Delaware The Speaker’s House: Ongoing Research and Restoration of The Speaker’s House, the Historic Home of Frederick Muhlenberg in Trappe, PA

Saturday, March 19, 2016, 12:30-2:00 Rene Silva Ph.D. Candidate, Florida International University, Atlantic History, 2015 recipient of a David Library of the American Revolution Fellowship Redemption or Treason: The Problem of Loyalist Reintegration in the New Republic in South East Pennsylvania, 1781-1800
Thursday, April 28, 2016, 5:00-6:30 Milt Diggins Independent scholar, author, public historian, and lecturer Stealing Freedom Along the Mason-Dixon Line: Thomas McCreary, the Notorious Slave Catcher from Maryland

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