The Germantown Historical Society was founded in 1990 and its mission encompasses both historic preservation and education in local history. The Society is actively involved in preserving local historic sites and in presenting local history to the public. It sponsors a fall and a spring lecture on historic topics, and holds a monthly community flea market to raise funds for operating and outreach expenses. It office is located in the historic Germantown Bank, 19320 Mateny Hill Road, across from the train station. This site is also available to rent to small groups.