Preserving Upper Merion's Past To Enlighten Its Future
King of Prussia Historical Society

Our Mission
To preserve and interpret the history of Upper Merion Township, and to stimulate public interest and to support the township’s heritage through educational programs and public events focusing on preserving the past and shaping the future.
What We’re Doing
Monthly Events – Held at Christ Church (Old Swedes) Upper Merion.

Register of Historic Places – Help us to identify places in need of preservation.

Digital Archive Project – We are digitizing our collection of maps, aerial photos and more.

Latest News – See what’s going on.

Facebook Page – Join the conversation!
How You Can Help
Become a member or renew – join the fine group of people learning, preserving and educating, and receive quarterly issues of the King of Prussia Gazette – our newsletter.

Donate via Paypal – help us in our mission; receive a thank you gift of a print of a panoramic photograph of King of Prussia for donations at a certain level.

Amazon Smile – Amazon donates to us every time you make a purchase.

Donate items of historical interest.

Volunteer – opportunities to help out are available.

Join our mailing list
Learn More
E-History Facts – See a list of the facts posted weekly on Facebook.

Educational Resources – A detailed list of resources on Upper Merion History.

Books & Publications – Read about Upper Merion’s 300 year history.

Digital Archive – Old maps, aerial photos and other items of historical interest.

The Gazette – Our monthly newsletter which includes articles on our local history.



Here is a December 10, 1970 advertisement for the King of Prussia Plaza published in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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Thanks to Swedeland Fire Company for posting this rare pic! ... See MoreSee Less

Throwback Thursday - 1959. This grainy gem reveals the entire fleet of Upper Merion Township's 3 Fire Companies. All apparatus still painted entirely red. Most likely taken at Upper Merion High School...

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The King of Prussia Historical Society invites you to the annual St. Lucia Celebration at Christ Church Old Swedes in Bridgeport/Swedesburg. ... See MoreSee Less

St. Lucia Celebration

December 13, 2017, 7:00pm - December 13, 2017, 8:30pm

Join us on Wednesday evening December 13 at 7pm for the annual St. Lucia Day Celebration. Christ Church Upper Merion's version is unique and special as it combines the Lucia traditions with the lege...

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From the Digital Archive
Visit our collection of images, audio files and documents – new material will continue to be added.