- The Germantown Historical Society collects and interprets materials related to the rich history of Germantown from 1680 to the present. This section of town was a popular weekend escape for George Washington when Philadelphia was the nation's capitol. There's a museum, library, archives and visitors center. Included in the Historical Society collection are genealogy records, maps, deeds, oral histories, and an extensive collection of local photographs. Books, news clippings, periodicals, films, business and school records are also archived. The museum shop features historical materials and the work of local artists. Admission to the Visitors Center and Museum Shop is free and parking is available. The museum is temporarily closed for renovations. Please check the website for updated information.
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