March 19, 2012, 7 p.m.
The 2012 Frank Wister Thomas Lecture: A Discussion of Mt. Airy History

GHS and Lovett Library

In observance of Lovett Founders Month, the Friends of Lovett Memorial Library and GHS present The 2012 Frank Wister Thomas Lecture: A Discussion of Mt. Airy History.
GHS's own Alexander B. Bartlett will give a brief presentation on changes in the local landscape, and a panel of Mt. Airy historians will lead the discussion.

The event will be held at Lovett Memorial Library, located at
6945 Germantown Avenue, Phila., PA 19119

For more information, call 215-685-2095

April 14, 2012 Quilt Turning

GHS is proud to once again offer our popular Quilt Turning, featuring over 30 historic quilts, available for close examination under the guidance of quilt historian Barbara Garret and Winterthur's Director of Museum Collections, Linda Eaton.  Details will be announced as they become available! Download flyer.

September 23, 2012 Save the Date!
2012 Tour of Homes in the Old German Township
The 2012 Tour of Homes in the Old German Township, co-sponsored by GHS and the Mt. Airy Learning Tree, will be held on September 23. More details to follow!


A variety of Historic Germantown school programs and field trip opportunities, including the award-winning History Hunters Youth Reporter Program are available at member sites. For ideas and help in planning your fieldtrip experience, please contact the Program Director at  or 215-844-1683. And visit for links to individual Germantown sites and programs. 


Germans, Generals and Gentlemen: A Historic Germantown Walking Tour
Walk in the footsteps of 18th century settlers! Discover Germantown through the stories of its people, and explore three Germantown treasures for one special price!  This guided tour visits the Germantown Historical Society, Grumblethorpe and the Germantown White House. By advance reservation.

Hood Cemetery Tour

Hood GateGuided tour of Germantown’s historic Lower Burying Ground, the final resting place of many notable figures including soldiers from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. By advance reservation only. 

Group Tours

Customized group tours and tour packages of Historic Germantown sites and museums can be arranged. Please call the Program Director at 215-844-1683 or email  For general information on the Historic Germantown sites, visit  

Job Opportunities

Volunteer internships and paid Historic Germantown guide positions are available periodically. Please email to inquire. 

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