Check out where the King of Prussia Historical Society and its member’s have made the news.
On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, King of Prussia Historical Society President, J. Michael Morrison, historian, lecturer and author, presented “The History of the Devon Inn” at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens in Devon. Main Line Media News article 05-18-17. The Philadelphia Main Line was largely created by the Pennsylvania Railroad as a means of getting people out of the city to enjoy the cooler countryside. At each station, an inn was built to accommodate guests. One of the most beautiful and elaborate inns along the route was the Devon Inn. From 1882 to 1913, many wealthy and socially prominent families from Philadelphia and elsewhere spent their summers there. The Devon Horse Show itself was once held on the lawn of the magnificent inn.
In October, 2016, an article about Society Board Member, Russell Rubert’s collection of campaign mementos made the rounds in several local newspapers. Main Line Media News article 10-17-16
On May 25, 2016, Michael Morrison, President of the King of Prussia and Tredryffrin/Easttown Historical Societies, presented “Rediscovering Devon” to a full house at Jenkins Arboretum. His talk was based on the Tredryffrin/Easttown Historical society’s book that commemorates the history of the Devon Horse Show since its inception in 1896. Devon is the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the country. Main Line Times article 5-10-2016 and Daily Local News article 5-20-2016.
King of Prussia Historical Society member, Janice M. Boyer, has been named to the Board of Trustees of the Historical Society of Montgomery County. She will be filling a two-year term and will serve through December, 2016. Times Herald 3-25-15 article
The King of Prussia Historical Society is highlighted on pages 4 & 5 of the Upper Merion Township Lines Winter 2014-2015 issue.
As of 10/23/2014, Upper Merion Township’s E-Newsletter, includes an E-History Fact contributed by the King of Prussia Historical Society. Weekly updates are archived on-line at the Township’s Archive Center and the facts are posted on the society’s website.
In Spring of 2014, the King of Prussia Historical Society was invited to participate in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. As a result of this review, the Mary and Dave Vannicelli collection on the King of Prussia Football Association was highlighted in a 6/10/2014 post, “Football Season at the King of Prussia Historical Society.”
On May 14, 2014, Society President, Michael Morrison, participated in the Upper Merion Spring Into Spring event held at the Upper Merion Area High School. Micheal’s topic was Writing About History.’ The program’s stated goal was “to promote a common culture of literacy for students and staff through building wide literacy activities.” Program Brochure
Society members, Michael Morrison, Marianne Hooper and Frank Luther, will present excerpts from their book, Upper Merion Township: The First 300 Years, including many fascinating photos to the Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society on 5/18/14. TEHS-5-18-14
The topic is chocolate at Swedesburg church – King of Prussia Courier Printed article – Week of Sunday, March 16, 2014
The topic is chocolate at Swedesburg church – The Times Herald 3/8/14 article covering the 3/8/14 KOPHS event.
King of Prussia Historical Society to host chocolate history lesson in Bridgeport – The Times Herald 3/2/14 article about the Zwalen’s Ice Cream & Chocolate Co. upcoming presentation to the KOPHS.
On 3/4/14, the Radnor Historical Society, Radnor Memorial Library, and the King of Prussia Historical Society sponsored an author event that joined our neighboring townships in celebrating its 300th year of existence.
Saturday, February 1, 2014, Michael Morrison, President of the King of Prussia Historical Society, joined historians Karin and Bruce Stocking at 9:00 AM on WFYL Radio 1180 AM, to discuss early Upper Merion history.
Tuesday, December 3, Michael Morrison spoke at the Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge. The topic of his presentation was “The Historic King of Prussia Inn: A Brief History”.
Upper Merion will celebrate tricentennial- 1/29/13
Township Celebrate 300 Years! – August 2012