Past Meetings

At our public meeting on March 18, 2007 the featured multimedia presentation was:

King of Prussia — Then and Now

  By author and Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society member J. Michael Morrison

Mr. Morrison’s fascinating talk provided an introduction to his new book by the same name, due in bookstores in mid-May. Through diligent research and many photographs, he traces the beginnings of this little crossroads village, it’s rapid growth in the 1960’s, and its demise as a town caused by that very growth itself.

J. Michael Morrison is a native of King of Prussia whose keen interest in local history comes honestly; his grandparents settled there in the 1920’s, opening an Antique Shop, and running the Post Office. He grew up learning the family business and studying local history at an early age.

A 1974 graduate of Eastern University in St. Davids, PA, Mr. Morrison’s background in Historic Restoration and Architectural Design has given him a unique perspective as it relates to the identification of historic locations long since lost to progress. He was eager to take on the project of presenting King of Prussia as it once was, and how the once sleepy village has evolved into a municipality that hosts over ten million visitors a year!


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