Gift Shop

The Historical Society Gift Shop

The Gift Shop features our Society publications and other history books by local authors.   We have a fine selection of books related to our Pennsylvania German heritage, as well as items like DVDs, t-shirts, postcards,  and mugs.

Book of the Week

Each week we feature a Book of the Week in our Gift Shop. Check back every Saturday for the new Book of the Week!


Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns and Other Landmarks

By N. Clair Clawser

Author and field researcher N. Clair Clawser has spent over 50 years traveling the highways and thoroughfares of Pennsylvania to capture images of the cast iron road signs placed there in the early days of automobiles.  Many of these signs are long gone, but quite a few remain and have been restored.

Signs from 67 Pennsylvania counties are listed, including the known contents of each sign.  Pictures are shown where available.

$24.95 + tax for the hardcover book

Add $3.00 for shipping

Books for Sale

The following list is a sample of the books by local authors and books of local historical interest which are available for purchase in the Gift Shop or by mail. We do not have the capacity for online ordering. Please e-mail your request and we will calculate shipping and handling charges. You may either pay with a check made payable to Lebanon County Historical Society or you may pay by phone with a credit card.  717-272-1473.

 For a list of other books for sale, please see the Publications page.

Also Available

Book Title and Author Price
A Gazetteer of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania by David J. Bachman. Place names of Lebanon County 18.00
Isaac Meier: The Story of the Founder of Myerstown by Roberta Singer. 3.00
Lebanon County, Penna. United States Direct Tax of 1798. Compiled by Gladys Bucher Sowers 32.50
Colonial Taxes, Lebanon Township, Lancaster County, Pa. 1750–1783 25.00
Colonial Taxes, Heidelberg Township, Lancaster County, Pa. 1751–1783 18.00
Colonial Taxes, Bethel Township, Lancaster County, Pa. 1751–1783 18.00
Court of Common Pleas 1813–1824 18.00
Blue Eyed Six by Wayne Anspach 12.95
Blue Eyed Six by Edna Carmean 25.00 now 7.95
Sattazahn’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1756–1978–2005, compiled by Francis Wayne Ditzler Jr. 10.00
A History of Twin Grove Park, edited by Cinda Marie Boyer 12.00
EELS: Envisioning an Environmental Legacy for the Swatara 20.00
The Newspapers of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania by Robert A. Heilman and Gladys Bucher Sowers 9.95
History of Annville Township Told Through Photographs, by Paul M. Fullmer and Friends of Old Annville 21.99
History of Cornwall Told Through Photographs, by Charles Boyer and Robert Donley 21.99
One Room Schools in East Hanover, Union, Swatara, North Annville, North Londonderry, and Surrounding Townships, 19th edition (2013) 21.00
A Guide of Pennsylvania Towns by N. Clair Clawser, pioneer preservationist of cast iron signs. (2012) 15.00
 The Pennsylvania Turnpike, A History by Dan Cupper.  (4th revised edition, 2012, in full color pages) 17.50
Myerstown and Eastern Lebanon County by Donald R. Brown, Postcard History Series from Arcadia Publishing 21.99
Here Lies… Time to Eternity at Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon Pennsylvania, by Gerald A. Collins and Michael A. Trump 5.00
Hershey Transit, by Friends of the Hershey Trolley and the Hershey Derry Township Historical Society 21.99
Myerstown and Eastern Lebanon County, by Donald R. Brown 21.99

DVDs from PA Historic Dramas

The Blue Eyed Six $19.95

History Lost:  The Old Cornwall Schoolhouse $12.95


For a list of original publications from the Historical Society available for purchase, please see the Publications page.

Hours of Operation

The Gift Shop is open whenever the Museum and Archives are open to the public, up to 15 minutes before closing time. The Historical Society is closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and all holidays. The building may be closed for inclement winter weather.