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.

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 with a credit card over the phone 717-272-1473.

 Look What’s New to the Gift Shop


Pennsylvania: What's So Great About This State?     Massacre of the Conestogas: On the Trail of the Paxton Boys in Lancaster County    Supernatural Lore of Pennsylvania: Ghosts, Monsters and Miracles    Wanamaker's: Meet Me at the Eagle


Wanamaker's: Meet Me at the Eagle       Harrisburg and the Civil War: Defending the Keystone of the Union      Death in the Mines: Disasters and Rescues in the Anthracite Coal Fields of Pennsylvania    The Conrad Weiser Area


  Pennsylvania's Covered Bridges      Slavery & the Underground Railroad in South Central Pennsylvania    


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
Idle Ramblings by Genevieve Mehler. Looking back at the Independent Boro.   sold out 12.95
Dearest Carrie: The Civil War Romance by Richard R. Long. sold out 10.00
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 12.95
Michael and Catherine Krause by Gretchen Krause Rohland sold out 22.00
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

The Prince of Cornwall, A Coleman Legacy $12.95

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.