Publications

All publications may be purchased at the Lebanon County Historical Society Gift Shop. Availability and supply may change. Feel free to call or email to inquire about specific publications. However, we do not have the capacity for online ordering. For mail orders, send your request and check, made payable to Lebanon County Historical Society. Add $4.00 postage and handling for the first book and $1.00 for each additional book. Pennsylvania residents add 6% sales tax. Click here to open and print a convenient order form: Book Order Form.

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Original Books and Publications

(Year) Title Price
V.1, no.1 (1898) Constitution and By-Laws. $4.00
V.1, no.4 (1898) “Deng’lstuk”; Der Alt Dengelstock (Pa. German Poem); The Bindnagel Church 4.00
V.1, no.5 (1898) Lebanon – A Bit of Retrospect, Reminiscence & Sentiment 4.00
V.1, no.7 (1899) Origin & Significance of Our Township Names 4.00
V.1, no.9 (1899) “Battalion” or Training Day at Schaefferstown, Pa., in the Olden Time 4.00
V.1, no.10 (1899) Proceedings and Addresses, Second Annual Meeting; Lebanon in the Wars of the Nation; The Ghost: A Legend of the Swatara; Lebanon in the Councils of the Nation; The Women of Lebanon; Address: “Making and Writing History” 4.00
V.1, no.11 (1900) The Old Cider Mill 4.00
V.1, no.12 (1900) Abstracts from the Minutes of the Provincial Council of Colonial Penna. 4.00
V.1, no.13 (1900) “Uf “m Oewerste Speicher (Pa. German Poem) 4.00
V.1, no.18 (1900) Third Annual Meeting Lebanon County – A Brief of its Celebrated Law Cases; Lebanon County – A Story of Its Newspapers; The Legend of the Wandering Indian (Poem) 4.00
V.2, no.4 (1901) Fourth Annual Meeting: George Steitz, the Founder; The North End; Honor the Irish, Too; Retrospect, Dec. 1900 to Dec. 1901; Old Hebron Church and the Ladies 4.00
V.2, no.6 (1902) Fifth Annual Meeting: Influence of a Historical Society on a Community; Poem – “What Makes a Fellow Homesick”; Our Ancestors; Memoriam on John Meily 4.00
V.2, no.8 (1903) State Roads and Highways in Eastern Pennsylvania and Lebanon County 4.00
V.2, no.9 (1903) The Episcopal Church in Lebanon County 4.00
V.3, no.6 (1905) The Women’s Aid Society of Lebanon During the War of the Rebellion 4.00
V.3, no.10 (1905) Eighth Annual Meeting: Col. Joseph Wood A Biographical Sketch; To Our Muse; Early Lebanon County Recollections; Memoriam on H.M. Capp, J.A. Weimer, D.W. Miller and W.E. Brunner 4.00
V.4, no.5 (1908) Annual Meeting: County Events of 1907; Memoriam on G.B. Woomer, Rev. F.J.F. Schantz, C.E. Rauch, C.L. Henry, T.H. Capp, W.T. Atkins 4.00
V.4, no.11 (1909) Eleventh Annual Meeting: Report of the Committee on History; The Presbyterian Church in Lebanon County; Work of the Lebanon County Historical Society; Pennsylvania Soldiers at Valley Forge; Memoriam on John Richard Meily, Rev. A.M. Abel, J.A. DeHuff 4.00
V.5, no.2 (1909) Twelfth Annual Meeting: Our Country; Our Neighbors; Our State; Memoriam on J.H. Redsecker, R.R. Uhler, E.B. Biernan, J.S. Krause 4.00
V.5, no.7 (1911) The Humberger School Association and Its School 4.00
V.5, no.8 (1911) Lebanon County in the Foreign Wars of the United States, 1898-1902 4.00
V.6, no.1 (1912) Our Ancestors in the British Prisons of the Revolution 4.00
V.6, no.7 (1914) Fifteenth Annual Meeting: Biographical Sketch of Prof. Cyrus Boger; Daniel Stine; Chronicles of Events of Lebanon Co. during the Early Part of 1913; Centenaries of 1914; Memoriam of E.C. Freeman 4.00
V.6, no.11 (1914) Seventeenth Annual Meeting: A Review of the Year’s Work; Biographical Sketch of Hon. John M. Kinports; Historical Education and Historical Societies 4.00
V.6, no.14 (1915) Eighteenth Annual Meeting; Biographical Sketch of Gen. John Philip DeHaas; Chronicle of Events in Lebanon Co. during Early Part of 1915 4.00
V.7, no.3 (1916) Conservation of the Past 4.00
V.7, no.4 (1916) A Literary Governor: Hon. Thomas Lynch Montgomery 4.00
V.7, no.5 (1917) Twentieth Annual Meeting: Biographical Sketch of Prof. Daniel Balsbaugh; Memoriam on D.P. Witmeyer; H.C. Shirk, H. Houck, A.E. Lehman, Col. A.F. Seltzer, H. Brock, Rev. H.E. Hayden, E.F. Burnside, T. Evans, C.A. DeHuff- Meily 4.00
V.7, no.8 (1915) Some Reminiscences of Noted Men and Times 4.00
V.7, no.9 (1919) Twenty-first Annual Meeting: Biographical Sketch of Rev. William Hiester; Memoriam on T.J. Mays, J.Y. Boyd S.R. Ludwig, W.T. Bruce, I. Kegerreis; D.T. Werner, A.B. Gloninger, M.D. 4.00
V.7, no.10 (1919) Pennsylvania’s Free School Laws of 1834 and Their Great Defender, Thaddeus Stevens 4.00
V.7, no.11 (1919) The Genesis of “Der Pihwie”, with Reminiscences of its Author, Rev. Henry Harbaugh, D.D.; Who Discovered America? 4.00
V.7, no.12 (1919) Twenty-second Annual Meeting; Biographical Sketch of Rev. John Casper Stoever; Memoriam on E. Shuey, Rev. J.H. Reid, J.H. Miller, J.H. Kreider, W.W. Weigley 4.00
V.8, no.1 (1921) The Monitor of the Civil War 4.00
V.8, no.5 (n.d.) Biographical Sketch of Rev. John Conrad Templeman 4.00
V.9, no.1 (1924) The Stone of Destiny and Ireland of Old 4.00
V.10, no.2 (1930) Our Educational System in Its Early Growth 4.00
V.10, no.3 (1931) A South Sea Adventure — The Tragic Experience of a Resident of Lebanon Co. on the Island of St. Matthias in the Bismarck Archipelago — Brief Sketch of Hugo Krebs — A Participant 4.00
V.10, no.8 (1934) Lebanon County Schools Centennial Celebration of Founding of Public Schools in Pennsylvania 4.00
V.11, no.2 (1936) A History of Secondary Education in Lebanon, Penna. 4.00
V.13, no.1 (1955) The Life of William Rank 4.00
V.13, no.2 (1956) The Diaries of William Rank 4.00
V.13, no.3 (1957) The End of the Road: The Berks and Dauphin Turnpike 4.00
V.13, no.4 (1962) Diaries of Daniel Fegan, Jr. (1862-1863) 4.00
V.13, no.5 (1963) Civil War: Lebanon at Gettysburg 4.00
V.13, no.6 (1963) Reflections on Battle of Gettysburg 4.00
V.13, no.7 (1964) Swatara Journal 4.00
V.14, no.1 (1966) Two Canals of Lebanon County 7.00
V.14, no.2 (1967) Pennsylvania Dutch Essays 3.00
V.14, no.3 (1968) Ground Rents and Charges (of early Lebanon) 4.00
V.15, no.2 (1977) James Lick 4.00
V.15, no.3 (1978) The Circle L Story: A History of the Lebanon Steel Foundry (softcover) 5.00
V.15, no.3 (1978) The Circle L Story: A History of the Lebanon Steel Foundry (hardcover) 10.00
V.15, no.5 (1981) Three Faces of Penryn Park 4.00
V.16, no.2 (1983) Hill Lutheran Church 250th Anniversary. Includes cemetery map and survey of historical burials. 94p. Illus. 11.00
V.16, no.4 (1985) The Union Canal and the Lehmans, 1828–1885 5.00
V.17, no.1 (1986) Shadows of the Rhine Along the Tulpehocken, Book 3 3.50
V.17, no.3 (1989) A Man of No Country: The Case of Colonel Hausseggar 4.00
V.17, no.4 (1993) On My Honor 5.00
V.17, no.5 (1994) The Mt. Gretna Maximum State Security Prison: A Momentous Failure 3.00
V.18, no.2 (1998) The Lebanon County Historical Society, A Centennial History 1898–1998 12.00
Guide to the Genealogical Materials of the Hauck Memorial Library housed in the Lebanon County Historical Society 5.00
(1983) 300 Years in Lebanon County: A Tercenary History. Includes text and photographs, published for the 300th anniversary of Pennsylvania. 96p. Illus. 6.00
(1991) A Map of Historical Sites & Memorabilia of the City of Lebanon by Earl P. Leiby and Charles Stine. 3.00
(1992) The Touch of Time: Robert Haversham Coleman 1856–1930 by Richard E. Noble (1992 reprint). The story of R. H. Coleman and his forebears. 79p. 8.00
(1992) A Postcard History of Lebanon County (softcover) 14.00
A Postcard History of Lebanon County (hardcover) 28.00
(1995) Cemetery Map of Lebanon County by William Smith, updated 1995 by Christine Mason. Includes location of cemeteries no longer in existence. 3.50
(1996) A History of Hangings For Homicide in Lebanon County by Hon. G. Thomas Gates (reprint). The first hundred years of hangings, including the Blue Eyed Six. 82p. 10.00
(1996) The Colemans: Lebanon’s Royal Family. A history of the Coleman and Brock families of “Mt. Lebanon”. 196p. Illus. 15.00
(1999) The History of Lawn, Pennsylvania by William E. Stoffel and David B. Flory. Includes maps and photographs of Lawn. 96p. Illus. 9.00
Palmyra’s Jimmy Bucher 4.50
(2000) Railroads of Lebanon County by Donald Rhoads Jr. and Robert Heilman. A comprehensive history of the Lebanon County railroad network. Includes a large number of original photographs. 196p. Illus. 20.00
(2001) Campbelltown, Pennsylvania by Donald Rhoads Jr. The first comprehensive history of Campbelltown. 28p. Illus. 15.00
(2003) Hessian Prisoners and Their Employers in the Lebanon Township Area by Gladys Bucher Sowers. A history of Hessian prisoners. 70p. 10.00
(2004) The Pennsylvania/Kentucky Long Rifle and Its Lebanon County Connection by Beverly Manbeck. A history of the long rifle and its makers in Lebanon County. 37p. 7.00
(2004) From Lickdale, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, into the Swatara Gap by Francis W. Ditzler Jr. A history of its people, industry, and community organizations. 76p. Illus. 12.00
(2005) Cold Spring Hotel Site: Uncovering its Layers of History by James C. Logan and James M. Logan. 88p. Illus. 12.00
(2006) Lebanon County in the French and Indian War by Beverly Manbeck 7.50
(2007) Driving Tour of Lebanon County, compiled by Beverly Manbeck, Michael Trump, James Dibert, and Donald Rhoads, Jr. 12.00
(2008) One Room Schools in Lebanon County, 8th edition, compiled by Wayne Anspach. Includes over 150 group photographs. sold out 21.00
(2008) Manufacturing a Tradition: A History of Lebanon Bologna by Chris Sholly. 62p. Illus. 12.00
(2010) The Craftsmen of Decorated Dower Chests, Tall Case Clocks, and Fancy Woven Coverlets of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania by Gretchen Krause Rohland. color illus. 15.00
Vol.20, no.1 (2011) The Day-Light Department Store Remembered by Dave Haak. 56p. Illus. 12.00
Vol.20, no.2 (2012) City of Lebanon Bridges Over Norfolk Southern by Donald L. Rhoads Jr. and Gladys Bucher Sowers. 79p. Illus. donation

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