Historical Committee

Lower Paxton Township Historical Commission

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.

Monthly Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at the Lower Paxton Township Municipal Center.

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Next Meeting:
Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6 pm
Lower Paxton Township Municipal Center

 

 

About the Meeting:


The Lower Paxton Township Historical Commission invites residents to attend our monthly meeting and help us form a strong foundation. 
One of our primary objectives is to educate the community about the township’s rich history at every monthly meeting.

Audrey Cowden and her husband Jayson are going to talk to our group this month and tell how they restored their 1875 house and barn.
The barn has been repurposed for Blackberry & Maple Yoga & Healing Arts. They will be telling of the treasures they found as they restored the house and barn, the hidden wooden floors,
the antiques and secrets in the walls.  Hear how they took this 19th century home into modern times by restoring it to its original look. 
Learn about their neighborhood little lending library that keeps her neighbors in reading material.
This will be a great learning experience for all of us that want to preserve our historical buildings in Lower Paxton Township.

 

 

 

 

 

Catch up on previous historical presentations here...

Lower Paxton Township Historical Commision B-26 Crash
April 22, 1951, a B-26 traveling from Ohio to Delaware crashed into Blue Mountain, north of Linglestown, in Lower Paxton, PA. Three crew members were killed in the accident.
The hour presentation tells the story of the crew, plane and flight presented by Bob Thomas and David Doyle with a special guest that visited the site soon after the crash, telling eyewitness accounts.

B-26 Historical Presentation

 Lower Paxton Township Historical Commission Presentation of The Running Pump Farm by Eric Kessler.
This presentation tells the history of the farm from 1725 to 2018.  This farm has produced crops every year since 1725 and continues today. 
This Historical Presentation covers the 6 families that lived on the farm and how their lives we’re effected by it’s history.  

Running Pump Farm Presentation

The link below is for the Lower Paxton Township Historical Commission Presentation of the Great Linglestown Fair. 
Many thanks to Judy Miller Klinefelter and her Brother Bob Miller.

Linglestown Fair Presentation

Bryan Van Sweden from the Pennsylvania Historical Preservation Department, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. 
Discussed the Preservation of Historical Buildings in Lower Paxton Township Historical Society of Dauphin County, The State Museum of Pennsylvania

Preservation of Historical Buildings

 

 

 

In The Press:
Article in The Burg - May 2018

 

Frequently Called Numbers

Main Switchboard
717-657-5600
Police Administration
717-657-5656
Public Works Department
717-657-5615
Sewer Department
717-657-5617
Parks and Recreation
717-657-5635
Supervisor's Voice-Mail
717-724-8327

Office Hours

Municipal Center (Administration, Community Development, & Sewer)
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Police Department Records Office
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Public Works Department
6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sanitary Sewer Operations
6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Friendship Center and the Parks and Recreation Department
Monday to Thursday -  5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday - 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday - 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday - 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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