Union County Historical Society



 Buy one item and get 35% off a similar item. Offer includes all types of UCHS merchandise. Check the Gift Shop quicklink for prices.

Call the office for more details 570-524-8666.

(Offer excludes the 2018 calendar and the New Heritage volume, The Shape of Time in Buffalo Valley.)

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.

What's New?

Thank you to Nancy Neuman for her informative talk at the Union County Public Library on USCT Civil War veterans buried in the Lewisburg Cemetery. Over thirty people attended to learn more about these brave men who served the Union.

Congratulations to the students who participated in the National History Day in Pennsylvania, Region 5 competition at Lock Haven University on 24 February. Students from the Susquehanna Valley's Midd-West Middle School placed and will move on to the state competition in May at Carlisle High School. Many thanks to the following UCHS members for serving as judges: Jim Lengle, Marj Kastner, and Michelle Teeple.

For more information about National History Day in Pennsylvania, go to https://www.armyheritage.org/education-programs/national-history-day-in-pa U

Attention genealogists and family historians! The Centre County Genealogy Society will host the Family History Conference in State College, PA on 19 May. Check the Calendar of Events for more information!


Please feel free to roam around our newly-designed website! Just click the handy Quicklinks to the right. And make sure you check out some of our new features:

  • Browse through our new, easy-to-use Calendar of Events.
  • Contact our Speakers Bureau, if you or your organization needs a speaker.
  • Visit our Gift Shop. We've added a lot of new items, and they're easy to buy online!


Click on the following links to read our most recent online publications: 

                     Accounts Oct. 2017 Vol 7, No. 2
                     2018 Newsletter Vol.8, No.1

UCHS Heritage Volume XXVI, 2018 - JUST RELEASED!



What can the agricultural landscape of Union County tell us about our history and culture?

In The Shape of Time in Buffalo Valley: Farmsteads and Barns of Union County, Pennsylvania, author Christopher Macneal (architect with Kieran Timberlake of Philadelphia) discusses the history of farm making and barn building in the county, drawing upon his survey of buildings and farmsteads. This new Heritage book includes 240 pages of text, drawings, maps, and photographs to describe an important aspect of Union County history.

The Shape of Time in Buffalo Valley is free for UCHS Life members and those who renew or join for 2018. Please visit the UCHS office in the county courthouse  to pick up your book (and renew your membership). If you cannot come to the office, please send an additional $4 to cover shipping and handling when you renew your membership. Additional copies are available at $30 (if shipped) or $26 at the office.

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