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.

What's New?

May Merchandise Sale - All merchandise, including books, maps, postcards, and tee shirts, are on sale until May 31st. Buy one item, get the other at 1/2 off the regular price. (Offer excludes the 2018 Heritage publication The Shape of Time in Buffalo Valley, by Chris Macneal.)


Join us on June 9 and 10 for this season’s first “Doin’s at the DEW.” World War I re-enactors from  German Infantry Regiment #52 will be on hand throughout the weekend to discuss soldiering.

On Saturday, Andrew Lysiak, a military historian will talk about Troop M (a local 1917 cavalry group) and will share his expertise on weaponry from this era. Matt Wagner will follow with a talk about period music and give visitors the chance to hear recordings. Lastly, Karen Gardner and Dr. Olsen will present information on the Red Cross. Fireworks display at dusk on Saturday evening, provided by Just Light It, will celebrate the end of The Great War.

Pershing       Eisenhower 

On Sunday, General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing (David Shuey) and Captain Dwight D. Eisenhower     (Dan Bower) will return to share their stories at 1 PM. “Over There, Over Here,” an updated exhibit on how the war affected Union County, and other exhibits featuring WWI artifacts, the Red Cross, and Boy Scout memorabilia, are open to the public.

House tours will be available.

Attention Union County Junior Archaeologists! (ages 9-14)

"Fragile Trust" by Robert Griffing

Who lived in your backyard thousands of years ago? What did they do here? Did they leave anything behind? 

Join local archaeologists and artifact collectors to learn how they select search sites, document excavation areas, and carefully unearth artifacts. Come discover evidence of those past lives!

When: Saturday, June 16 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Where: The Dale-Engle-Walker Farm, Strawbridge Road, Lewisburg

Fee: $10 (Space is limited to twenty participants. Registration is required. Fee includes tool kit and boxed lunch.)

Call 524-8666 for more information. 



Please 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