About The Speaker’s House and Our Mission
The mission of The Speaker’s House is to celebrate the heritage and home of Frederick Muhlenberg, the first Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and create programs to inspire leadership and civic engagement in the timeless issues of our nation.
In 1999 a grassroots effort led by local citizens saved from demolition the former residence of Frederick Muhlenberg. After gaining non-profit status, the board embarked on an awareness-raising campaign in order to raise the funds necessary to purchase the building. The first fund raising event was hosted by then-Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert.
In 2006, the Montgomery County Commissioners granted The Speaker’s House $415,000 to purchase the 1.9 acre property and house through the Green Towns/Green Fields program, placing the property under a conservation easement in order to ensure that it is permanently preserved as open space.
Board of Trustees:
Ms. Lisa Minardi, President
Mr. Joseph Szlavik, Chair