Union County Historical Society

Welcome to the Union County Historical Society!



"Exploring Union County's Past to Inform the Present and Future"

For over a hundred years, the Union County Historical Society has gathered, recorded, and shared this county’s rich past. The oral histories, honored memories, and treasured heirlooms in our archives and collections capture and chronicle the essence of time and place.

Explore newspapers, publications, property histories, and genealogies. Join us and discover how your place in time links with ours. This is where your personal journey begins.


Strategic Planning Sessions

We're inviting all UCHS members to participate in our strategic planning sessions over the winter months. This involves looking at what's working, what isn't, what we need to change, and how we can move forward.

The more input we receive from you, the better our decisions, so please consider contacting us if you'd like to participate. 

And if you like what you're hearing and seeing, please spread the word about UCHS among your friends, neighbors and relatives. Or check out our many volunteer opportunities because none of this is possible without your continued interest and support.


2018 John B. Deans Fall Dinner

On Friday, 16 November, UCHS held our annual dinner at the Lewisburg Hotel. Over 75 members congratulated the winners of our Outstanding Service Award, Phyllis Dyer and Christopher Macneal.

Phyllis played a pivotal role in celebrating Union Township's Bicentennial, in addition to serving on our Board of Directors and on our Archives Committee. Chris wrote last year's Heritage book, the monumental The Shape of Time in Buffalo Valley: The Farmsteads and Barns of Union County.

Although he was unable to attend, the historical society also extended its appreciation to Logan Roush, awarding him with its Outstanding Achievement Award, for his tireless efforts promoting the history of New Berlin.

Proceeds from our silent auction went to the Bill Clemons Scholarship Fund. This honors the work and memory of Bill Clemons, one of the most enthusiastic supporters of UCHS. Members gave Bill's wife, April, a round of applause, thanking her for sharing him with us all of those years.



The evening's feature speaker was local historian, Tim Bittner, who shared memories and over 80 vintage photographs in his PowerPoint program on railroading in the Susquehanna Valley.


The historical society also welcomed new board members, Barb Franck, Jeff Reber, and Kathy Swope, and thanked outgoing board members Karen Gardner, Mary Kay Harper, Lonnie Hill, Marj Kastner, Kim Ranck (pictured below), and Ardith Wilkins.