'N. Penn Portrait' showing scheduled at high school

The North Penn School District and the Lansdale Historical Society will present highlights from "A North Penn Portrait" on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m.at the high school.

"A North Penn Portrait" is a documentary produced by local historian John L. Ruth and his son Jay, which traces the history of the area from pre-colonial times to the late 1980s.

The program, scheduled as part of the North Penn School District's 50th Anniversary, chronicles the growth of the boroughs, townships and schools that became part of the North Penn area landscape after the arrival of the railroad i the mid-1850s.

At the conclusion of the documentary, the historical society will present one of its extremely popular "Then You Saw It, Now You Don't" programs which highlight changes that have taken place in the region over the years. Society Vice President Steve Moyer will narrate.