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?

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!
  • The 2018 Calendar (both sizes) are on sale at 50% off original price! Go to the Gift Shop to purchase yours today.

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

                     Accounts Oct. 2017 Vol 7, No. 2
                     2017 Newsletter Vol.7, No.3

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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The historical society 2018 CALENDAR is now on sale for $3.00 for regular size (8.5 x 10.5") and $2.00 for pocket size (4.5 x 5.5").  SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED.

Stop in the UCHS office for these great deals.  Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 - 4:30. Located in the county courthouse on S. 2nd St., Lewisburg.