Welcome to Germantown!
The Germantown Historical Society is an educational and research center dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of the original German Township in northwest Philadelphia. Encompassing the contemporary neighborhoods of Germantown, Mt. Airy, and Chestnut Hill, greater Germantown is a dynamic and diverse community. The Society houses a unique collection of artifacts, books, manuscripts, maps, and images documenting Germantown’s many stories. Community residents, historians, scholars, anyone interested in experience this history by visiting our museum exhibition and exploring the resources in the Pat Henning Library and Archives.
Each week, our volunteers contribute over 40 hours of assistance to the library, museum and administrative offices, the equivalent of a full-time staff person! Our volunteers assist researchers, transcribe oral histories, conduct research, re-house collections, catalog and scan digital photos, care for and maintain our library, artifact and archival collections, support membership and administrative functions, and work together to make GHS an amazing resource to our many neighbors and audiences.
If you have a few free hours each week and are interested in joining our group of wonderful volunteers, please let us know by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Library Museum Hours
Tuesdays 9am - 1pm, Thursdays 1pm - 5pm
2013 Wall Calendar
Featuring remarkable historic images of Northwest Philadelphia and stunning new photographs from the GHS museum collections.
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The Germantown Historical Society features three new publications.