Lower Merion Historical Society

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We have resumed Wednesday evening public hours!

Wednesdays 7–9pm The Lower Merion Academy
506 Bryn Mawr Ave, Bala Cynwyd
We’re next to the BC Middle School: Directions

Please help us manage capacity by emailing your request for an hour-long appointment to info@lowermerionhistory.org. We will confirm appointments on a first-come, first-served basis.

Prior to your visit, you might want to review our collections. Requests for specific materials will help us prepare for you.

Watch our late president emeritus Jerry Francis give an 18-minute video tour of the Society’s collections:

To safeguard our valuable collection and ensure community access, we have drafted Access and Security Policies for Lower Merion Historical Society Collections.

Thank you for your continued support of the Lower Merion Historical Society. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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. Through archaeology and research, Back From Battle reclaims its forgotten history and the lives of the Pennsylvania volunteer soldiers who passed through its gates.

Back From Battle was supported by the Lower Merion Historical Society.

Our Board of Directors

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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