About The Lower Merion Historical Society
The Lower Merion Historical Society is an organization dedicated to “Preserving Our Past For The Future.” This is accomplished by stewardship of local history, education of the community, preservation of historic resources and outreach to promote awareness of the cultural heritage of the Township of Lower Merion and the Borough of Narberth.
The Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving the community since 1949. For more than 60 years, our volunteers have provided educational programs to the public. Thousands of students, residents and scholars have worked with the Society’s extensive resources. The Historical Society is a vital force in preserving the rich history of the Lower Merion community.
We are located in the beautifully restored 1812 Lower Merion Academy, the oldest existing school building in Montgomery County.
Library HoursWednesday Evenings, 7:00 to 9:00 pm Saturday Afternoons, 2:00 to 4:00 pm (Also, by appointment) The Library is closed on major holidays and the last 2 weeks in August.
Lower Merion Academy
Officers, Directors and Committees
Effective June 2020
President: Gerald A. Francis
Vice President: Ken L. Brier
Treasurer: Leon Levine
Corresponding Secretary: Barbara McElroy
Recording Secretary: Perrin C. Hamilton, Jr.
Immediate Past President: vacant
Class of 2021: George Lonsdorf, Ross L. Mitchell, Brad Upp
Class of 2022: Gary Brock, Max Buten, Rachel Wolgemuth
Class of 2023: Christina Fink, Martha Moffat, Carole Strickland
Ex Officio, Lower Merion Horse Company: Bruce Gill
Ad Hoc Solicitor: James S. Ettelson, Esq.
Database Administrator: Gerald A. Francis
Education: Gerald A. Francis
Library: Rachel Wolgemuth
Program: Perrin C. Hamilton, Jr.
Property: Ken L. Brier
Publications: Brad Upp
Strategic Planning: Christina Fink
Website: George Lonsdorf
Ad Hoc Committees:
Budget: appointed at the January Board Meeting
Financial Review: appointed at the January Board Meeting
Nominating: appointed at the January Board Meeting
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