Upcoming Events

July 27, 20187:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mt. Gretna Hall of Philosophy
212 Gettysburg Ave, Mt Gretna, PA 17064

Did you know Mount Gretna has a history with farming? From 1890 to WWI, in what is now the Roller Rink, Mount Gretna was the site of a major farm show which became the current 100 year old Harrisburg Farm Show. Presented by Lois Herr and Sue Bowman. Light refreshments will be served. Donations are requested.

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Did you know Mount Gretna has a history with farming? From 1890 to WWI, in what is now the Roller Rink, Mount Gretna was the site of a major farm show which became the current 100 year old Harrisburg Farm Show. Presented by Lois Herr and Sue Bowman. Light refreshments will be served. Donations are requested.
August 11, 201810:00 am
Mt. Gretna Area Historical Society
206 Pennsylvania Ave Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania

Join local historians for coffee & conversation about Mount Gretna & local area history. All are welcome!

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Business Member Recognition

Atkinson Design, 717-964-3421 • Gretna Graphics, 717-279-1433 • Hershey Psychological Associates • Scot Brown Painting & Wall Covering, 717-507-7921 • SWC Financial Advisors
Mount Gretna Area Historical Society Business Membership | Ames Sales & Services, LTD
Mount Gretna Area Historical Society Business Membership | Feather & Feather, P.C.
Mount Gretna Area Historical Society Business Membership | Chef on the Go
Mount Gretna Area Historical Society Business Membership | David L Garver Insurance Agency
Mount Gretna Area Historical Society Business Membership | La Cigale - The Table Art of Provence™
Mount Gretna Area Historical Society Business Membership | Hickey Artchitects Inc.
Mount Gretna Area Historical Society Business Membership | Jigger Shop
Mount Gretna Area Historical Society Business Membership | Jonestown Bank & Trust, Jonestown
Mount Gretna Area Historical Society Business Membership | Mount Gretna Realty
Mount Gretna Area Historical Society Business Membership | Mt. Gretna Lake & Beach
Mount Gretna Area Historical Society Business Membership | Penn Realty, LTD
Mount Gretna Area Historical Society Business Membership | Taylor Miller Organ Company
Mount Gretna Area Historical Society Business Membership | Gretna Timbers

Local History

A Brief History of Mount Gretna

Peter Grubb’s iron furnace was ideally situated among the ore hills of Cornwall, amidst abundant hardwood forests and an ample supply of limestone. It went into blast in 1740, and was soon joined by similar furnaces at Colebrook and Brickerville, and a complex of mills and forges. By 1798 these operations had been acquired by…

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