About Us


The Elizabethville Area Historical Society is a non-profit corporation formed to promote an interest in the history of the Elizabethville area. We advocate responsible restoration and preservation of historic landmarks and artifacts. We seek to inspire and educate through historical programs.

We are temporarily located at 100 E. Main St. through 2017. Gratz Bank has generously loaned the building to us through the Elizabethville Bicentennial which occurs in 2017. A permanent building is still our goal. Anyone interested in donating a building, contributing to the society, or obtaining a membership is asked to contact Dennis Henninger, Treasurer (717) 362-8991 or PO Box 329, Elizabethville, PA 17023.

Our Hours


Elizabethville Area Historical Society is open the first and third Saturday of each month from June through September, 9am to 1pm. In an effort to accommodate visitors to the area, the library will also be open for research from May through October by special arrangement. Call (717) 362-8991 to set up an appointment.

Where To Find Us

Upcoming Events

Jan. 18th

Barb Minchhoff – Martin Luther King and the early Civil Rights Movement Trinity U.M. Church

Feb. 15th

Craig Henninger – Getting to know our presidents on President’s Day Trinity U.M. Church

March 21

Brian Stahl – A History of Traditional Men’s Hats Trinity U.M. Church

April 18

Norm Gassbarro – Elizabethville and the Civil War EAHS

May 16

Ozzie Tollefson – Author of Mr. Teacher, how he used family resources to write his historical novel EAHS

June 20

Pearl Hane – How our ancestors preserved education through our local rural schools EAHS

July 18

Annual Social – Covered dish picnic EAHS

Aug. 15

Marlin Umberger – The history of the John Harris Museum EAHS

Sept. 18

Ralph Schwalm - History of the WWWI artillery in Elizabethville Borough Park EAHS

Oct. 17

Dennis Swartz – The Second Amendment EAHS

Nov. 21

Daniel Schwalm – PA German frakturs and taufscheins Trinity U.M. Church

Dec. 19

Annual Christmas Social Trinity U.M. Church