Blue Bell / Pottstown – Montgomery County Community College and the Historical Society of Montgomery County will be hosting a special event to introduce teachers from local schools in Grades 1 to 12 to the rich collections of local primary resources available to them.
“Primary Sources in Your Backyard” will be held on Friday, October 15 from 11 am to 2 pm at the MCCC
Atrium at the Blue Bell Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike. Educators are encouraged to come and view primary resources as well as suggested lesson plans and potential talking points that support state education standards. Researchers, students and others interested in local history are also welcome.
The Historical Society has many primary sources in its collections relating to the American Revolution, the Abolition Movement, the Civil War, and the Development of National Industry, as well as many other subjects. Their collection includes letters, diaries, historical journals and photographs.
Among the archives of the Brendlinger Library and the special collections of the MCCC are two exceptional collections. One is the Schuylkill River Cleanup Collection which contains records of the very first environmental cleanup launched by the government. The second is the Betzwood Collection which documents the work of silent film pioneer Siegmund Lubin, whose former studio is located in Valley Forge, along the Schuylkill River Trail near Valley Forge National Park.
For more information on the event or main resources, contact MCCC Librarian / Assistant Professor Lawrence Greene at [email protected]