The Historical Society Gift Shop
The Gift Shop features our Society publications and other history books by local authors. Come browse the locally hand-crafted merchandise from John Beamenderfer, Lester Breininger, Barbara Strawser, and Huberhaus. 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 mail 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.
We also accept credit card orders over the phone or by fax. Please call the Office at 717-272-1473 or fax your completed order form with your Visa/Master/Discover card number and exp. date to 717-272-7474.
New to the Gift Shop
City of Lebanon Bridges Over Norfolk Southern: An Historical Retrospective of the People and Businesses by Donald L. Rhoads Jr. and Gladys Bucher Sowers.
“The Lebanon County Historical Society has published a book in conjunction with PennDOT detailing the history of streets and the new overpass bridges under construction in the city of Lebanon. The 79-page book… tells the history of many businesses along and near the railroad tracks and the people who lived in the nearby houses. The book includes photos, maps and illustrations of the homes and the area. PennDOT’s Graphic Service Center in Harrisburg designed and printed the book. Lebanon officials discussed construction of the $50-million railroad overpass for decades before the project entered the planning stage in 1997. Work on the North Ninth Street bridge is expected to be completed in late October, while the North 10th Street bridge should be completed by the end of 2013.”
The book is this year’s annual publication, provided to the members of the Lebanon County Historical Society. Because the book was sponsored by PennDOT, it is also offered free to the public. Non-members may pick up a copy at the Society office. A donation to the Society is requested.
For a list of other books for sale, please see the Publications page.
|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.||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|
|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 $10.00
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.