Greetings. We hope this finds you well and safe.

We have all been receiving and seeing many messages about the impact Covid-19 is having on organizations.

The Mount Gretna Area Historical Society Board of Trustees is following closely the recommendations from the PA Department of Health and Governor Wolf.

Volunteers continue to help with keeping our technology up and running, updating our Facebook and website, archiving and organizing documents, maintaining our building and grounds and cleaning the interior of the building – all at a distance or alone.

We have a number of summer programs planned. We will keep you informed as soon as we know if they will occur:

  • June 13, July 11th, August 8th – History on the Porch
    Join local history buffs on the Historical Society porch @ 10:00am for coffee and informal conversation, questions and answers about local history.
  • July 3rd – Jean-Paul Benowitz “James Buchanan and Thaddeus Stevens: Lancaster Neighbors but Not Friends.” Similarities and differences of two neighbors in Lancaster City who have impacted American history in two very different ways as well as explaining their connections to local history. 7pm in the Hall of Philosophy
  • July 10th – Dick Martin: “Local Ironmasters: Huber, Stiegel, Coleman.” Colonial charcoal iron production demanded the first organization of labor and community in our region, and had lasting effects on to our heritage and history. 7pm in the Hall of Philosophy
  • July 18th – History Walk: Take a guided walk around Campmeeting with Ron Hontz. Meet in the church parking lot at 11am.

It goes without saying that we need your ongoing support in the way of renewing your membership and continued volunteer efforts. We are grateful that you recognize the importance of preserving our history. Even now, we are collecting and preserving items from today which will become a permanent record for others to view many years from now.

Thank you for being part of MGAHS.