Historical Commission


  • 6:30 pm
  • 1st Thursday of every month
  • Lower Paxton Township Municipal Center
    425 Prince Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17109

Upcoming Meeting

  • Thursday, September 3 at 6:30 pm - **Meeting Rooms A & B in the Municipal Center**
  • 2020 has been a very stressful time for everyone, a year that will definitely go down in history.  The Historical Commission has been very careful with regard to meetings this summer.  The last meeting was July 3rd when Dave Biser introduced us to John Harris, Jr. Over 80 people safely social distanced at Heroes Grove to listen to the Patriotic Presentation. Thanks to everyone that came out!

    As Fall approaches, the Commission would like to return to the LPT Municipal Center for the September meeting in the double meeting rooms at the end of the entrance hall.  Go straight down the hall after you've entered the main entrance. You'll travel up a small ramp and turn left. You'll pass through a set of doors and the meeting rooms are on the right. Follow the signs.  There will be plenty of room for social distancing and please wear your mask while in the building.

    The meeting on September 3rd will feature three short presentations: the first will be about the WWII tower on North Mountain Rd. that watched for planes and tracked them through the war years, the second presentation will be about Crums Mill, and the third presentation will be about the early developments of Lower Paxton Township. Don't miss out!

  • https://www.facebook.com/LowerPaxtonHistoricalCommission/  

  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa4VlVmlRb88drItMfqzYRA 




Members of the Committee serve a one-year term of office.

  • Denise Deimler
  • David Doyle
  • Donald Gross
  • Kristy Kessler
  • William Minsker
  • William J. Murphy
  • Robert H. Thomas

Staff Liaison

  • Amanda Zerbe


The Historical Committee will work with the Board to preserve property of historical and antiquarian interest, as well as share historical information about the Township with the community.

Mission Statement

Identify and preserve the history of the people who lived amongst the rich mountains, trails and lands of Lower Paxton Township. To promote the collection, exhibition, interpretation, education, and publication of the heritage for our community; present and future.

Lower Paxton Township Historical Commission