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

 UCHS Meetings, Events, & Dinners

(for more events and details, please click the "What's Happening" Quicklink on the right)

22 February - "Native Americans of Central PA," UC Library, Lewisburg, 11 a.m.

26 February - Finance Committee, Mary Kay Harper's place, 8:30 a.m.

8 March - "Women's History in Union County"Campus Theatre, Lewisburg, 1 - 3 p.m.

10 March - UCHS Board of Directors, UC Government Center, 6:30 p.m.

19 March - "Women's Suffrage in Central PA" - UC Library, West End Branch, Laurelton, 6:30 p.m.

26 March - "African-American History in Central PA," Bellefonte Methodist Church, 11:30 a.m.

11 April - "Tour of Suffragist Sites," Lewisburg Cemetery," 11 a.m.

19 April - "Union County History Hop," 1 - 4 p.m.

25 April - DEW House Tour, Catholic Adults of Brooklyn - 10 a.m.

26 April - "Political Culture of Moonshine in Central PA" - Juniata County Historical Society, Mifflintown, 2 p.m.

29 April - Mennonite School Bus Tour, DEW House

 3 May - Dedication of David and Marcia Milne Log Cabin, DEW Farmstead

12 May - UCHS Board of Directors

21 May - Mifflinburg Fourth Grade Tour, DEW House, all day

1 June - "PA German Powwow Practices" - West End Library, 6:30 p.m.

14 July - UCHS Board of Directors

 8 September - UCHS Board of Directors

17-19 September - Vintage Iron Festival, West End Festival Grounds, Laurelton

20 September - "Snapshot of the 1790 Susquehanna Frontier," Gutelius House, Mifflinburg, 1:30 p.m.

 10 November - UCHS Board of Directors

Current Exhibits & Displays

Members of our Archives & Collections Committee have a series of rotating displays outside the UCHS Courthouse Office and in the UC Government Center. Please stop by and check out these items from the UCHS collections when you get a chance. (Photos in the "What's Happening?" Quicklink on the right)

UCHS also congratulates the Susquehanna Valley's Congregation Beth-El on celebrating their centennial year. Please stop by and see this extraordinary exhibit of Judaica at the Lewisburg branch of the UC Library. (Photos in the "What's Happening?" Quicklink on the right)

 Helping the Buggy Museum

Please consider supporting the Mifflinburg Buggy Museum and their Roaring 20's fundraising event at the Rusty Rail, 15 February, 7 p.m. For more information, contact [email protected]







Courtesy of Mike Molesevich



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:

  • 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