Calendar of Events

Unless otherwise noted, our programs take place at the 1895 Public School, 799 W. Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Please note there are no Open Houses in January and February

 

PAST EVENTS

Monday, February 10th, 2020 at 7:00, Refreshments at 6:30:

The Wissahickon Valley Historical Society invites the public to a meeting on Monday, February 10 at 7:00 PM at the 1895 Schoolhouse, 799  Skippack Pike at School Road in Blue Bell. The program will be The Battle of Whitemarsh presented by Bob Bradley.

Bob will give an overview of the events in 1777 following the Battle of Germantown to the march into the winter camp at Valley Forge. Having lost two major battles within a month, the Continental Army was utterly exhausted and needed rest and resupply. George Washington and the army spent weeks attempting to resupply and make their way closer to British occupied Philadelphia, all while figuring out their next move. Find out what happened during the final chapter of the Philadelphia Campaign with army’s encampment in the hills of the Whitemarsh area, and Sir William Howe’s attack on the Continental position in early December. Several local sites (St. Thomas Church, Emlen House, Hope Lodge, Skippack Pike) played roles in the Battle of Whitemarsh

Monday, January 13th, 2020

“The Writings of George Washington” Presented by Russ Bellavance 

Wissahickon Valley Historical Society is a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization