Lower Merion Historical Society

The Lower Merion Historical Society

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Wednesday Evenings, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
If you have specific needs for your visit, please email us advance notice so we can prepare. More information about our collections is available here

We also offer visits by appointment, depending on our availability (email requests to info@lowermerionhistory.org).

The Society is on the second floor of the Lower Merion Academy Building, a light tan stucco building located between the Cynwyd Elementary School and the Bala Cynwyd Middle School. The Society holds our outstanding local and regional history collection in this beautifully restored 1812 building, the oldest existing school building in Montgomery County.

three-story stuccoed building with cupola

Lower Merion Academy
506 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Box 2602
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania 19004

Phone: (610) 664-3216
E-mail: info@lowermerionhistory.org

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floor plan of four rooms on one floor

Reference Room — Our library of general reference materials; a reading room with Internet access.

Archive Room — A conservation environment housing our primary source materials; maps, books, papers, photographs, fabrics.

File Room — Collections of pamphlets, brochures, papers, newspapers, reprints; also, a display case exhibiting some Society artifacts.

Take a tour of the Lower Merion Academy (8:14)
Tour the Historical Society’s collections (18:01)
room with built-in bookshelves, two people seated at large table in center, two people standing
The reference room

looking through doorway into room with built-in shelves full of books and boxes

The climate-controlled archive