Welcome to our Cabinet of Curiosities!

The Morgan Log House has just opened a Cabinet of Curiosities. In it, you can enjoy objects from our collection that are not normally on view in this open storage space as part of a regular tour. Museums are homes of history. At the Morgan Log House, we tell about the...

This is a Locust Year: The Periodical Cicada in Cicada Country

Illustration of the Periodical Cicada, from The American Entomologist ca. 1880 “They usually come out of their holes at night and climb trees and the stems of plants. The nymphal cases, which split on top as the insects emerge, are discarded, but...

Inoculating America: Smallpox and the American Revolution

“We shall continue the utmost Vigilance against this most dangerous Enemy,” wrote George Washington in a letter to John Hancock on the 21st of July, 1775, after receiving command of the Continental Army. Washington certainly had many dangerous enemies to consider:...

Back to School In Towamencin

A 19th century map of Towamencin Township. Locations of schools are marked with a red arrow. The Township of Towamencin was formally established in 1728; local landowners (including Edward Morgan) petitioned Philadelphia County to create the township (Montgomery...