Here is another fact about our schools courtesy of the Historical Society of Montgomery County (www.hsmcpa.org) Thursday, 25 May 2017 The Old Gulf School Written by Nancy Sullivan, Archivist Here is a photograph that just came into the Historical Society of the old Gulf School. Yes, it is sometimes called the “Gulph” School, but the former spelling seems to have
Early schools in Upper Merion were located in private homes. One of the first schools in Upper Merion was Gulph School, a stone building, founded in 1696. The Old Camp School located on Mount Joy, was a little log school founded by Letitia Penn with a desire to educate her neighbors’ children. Reportedly established in 1705, the school was eventually
“…she recalls when KOP was a small outdoor mall where she worked a hot dog stand called the Purple Cow.” (Excerpt from the May 29, 2016 Philadelphia Inquirer’s special report, “In KOP, Even More Mega.”) What do you remember about the Purple Cow? Anyone answer one of their want ads? You remember those days, when you looked for jobs in
In this Ed Dybicz article, “Overseers of U. Merion Poor Revealed in History Records”, you can read how Upper Merion took care of it’s poor back in its early days. You might recognize some of the names mentioned.