Lower Merion Historical Society

The Lower Merion Historical Society

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Lower Merion Historical Society

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The Annual Meeting of the general membership of the Society will take place
Sunday, April 30th, 2023 12:30–1:00pm at the Lower Merion Academy Building
506 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA Directions

Back from Battle book release party follows immediately; Public welcome!

book cover: an old soldier, head down, rests on a grave slab, crutch at his side. A ghostly parade of young troops marches past behind him Please join authors Jim Remsen and Executive Board member Brad Upp for a presentation, Q&A, and book signing at this community celebration of the culmination of a project long supported by the Society!

Light refreshments will be served. The public is welcome at this fun event! (The meeting is limited to Society members.)

Please read important details about the Annual Meeting, election and the Back from Battle celebration.

Back from Battle: Lower Merion‘s Civil War Camp Discharge

detail of the larger image: the camp buildings on the hillside above the woods

The final year of the Civil War, a special Union Army post was erected on a hilltop in Lower Merion to handle a jumble of returning citizen-soldiers. Back From Battle reclaims its forgotten history and the lives of the Pennsylvania volunteer soldiers who passed through its gates.

Congratulations, New Board!

11 board members posed in front of a mantle with an antique clock at the Lower Merion Academy
Left to right: Craig Whitney, Brad Upp, Erin Betley, Scott Reynolds, Elizabeth Laurent, Chad Henneberry, Jamie Singer, Kim Andrews, Linda Tasker, Kate Jiggins, Dennis Montagna

Meet the board: Board Biographies

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