The History of Trappe & Collegeville

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

Making History Greater Series Presents a Free Program:
“The History of Trappe & Collegeville”
Lisa Minardi, Presenter and Co-author
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
5:00 p.m. Social; 5:30 p.m. Presentation

Trappe, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1717 by German Immigrant Jacob Schrack, Sr., who ran a tavern known as the Trap. The most famous early residents were Lutheran patriarch Henry Melchior Muhlenberg and his sons Peter and Frederick.
Collegeville, Pennsylvania, initially known as Freeland Developed primarily in the 1800s following the completion of the Perkiomen Bridge in 1799. It was named after several early colleges, including Freeland Seminary and the Pennsylvania Female College. Both were succeeded by Ursinus College.
Trappe and Collegeville were formally incorporated as separate boroughs in 1896. Join Ms. Minardi and learn more of the history of these two communities.
Books will be available for purchase before and after the program.
This program is free and open to the public. For information contract the Society at 610-272-0297, or visit
The Historical Society is handicapped accessible with limited off-street parking

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM


Barry Rauhauser
Executive Director

Location Address:
1654 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA

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