Reading Your House; Researching Your Home


Feb 19, 2019 to Feb 26, 2019
06:00 PM until 08:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Thursday.



       Reading Your House,

                Researching your Home

A Two-Session Workshop By Executive Director Barry Rauhauser

READING YOUR HOUSE, February 19, 2019, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, covers introductory topics on historic architecture including:  formal and vernacular architecture, regional differences in house types (pre-1850), basic styles and construction techniques from 1700 to 1920, how to measure and draw a house, and how to look around at the landscape of houses in Montgomery County. 

RESEARCHING YOUR HOME, February 26, 2019, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, will look at documents related to house construction, occupancy deeds, probate records, mechanics’ liens, maps, census and tax records, and other sources of documentary evidence related to houses.  Part of this session looks at local and regional resources relating to the restoration and preservation of historic architecture. 

Cost: $25.00 per class for Society members/$30.00 for non-members.  Both sessions: $40.00 for members and $50.00 for non-members.

For information: 610-272-0297;;

HSMC, located at 1654 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA, is handicapped accessible; limited off-street parking is available.


$25 Members/$30 Nonmembers


View map Historical Society of Montgomery County
1654 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA

Additional Information



Contact name

Barry Rauhauser

Contact email


Ardmore,Bala Cynwyd and Merion,Broomall and Newtown Square,Drexel Hill,Gladwyne,Media,Paoli,Phoenixville,Springfield,Swarthmore,Valley Forge and King Of Prussia,Villanova,Wayne

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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