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, September 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm
6:00 pm


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. 

In the September Meeting the Commission will have a guest speaker from the State Historic Preservation Office, Bryan Van Sweden, Community Preservation Coordinator, Susquehanna Region. His role with the PA Historical and Museum Commission is to provide information and support for local municipalities and community organizations that are trying to preserve their historic buildings.  He will be doing a small presentation and be available for questions about how the Historic Building Ordinance 316 might be more effective. He can also share some ideas about how the Historic Commission can create a more complete list of locally significant historic properties that would be covered by the ordinance.

During this meeting, the Commission would like to further discuss updating the Historic Building Ordinance and open up to the audience for their ideas. 
The public is welcome to this workshop and the Commission would like the public's help in updating this ordinance.
Please come and join us for this informational meeting Thursday September 6, 2018, 6 PM at the Lower Paxton Municipal Center 425 Prince St.  Lower Paxton Township, PA.

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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

In The Press:
Article in The Burg - May 2018


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