Historical Committee

Lower Paxton Township Historical Commission

Mission Statement:
Identify and preserve the history of the people who lived amongst the rich mountains, trails and lands of Lower Paxton Township.
To promote the collection, exhibition, interpretation, education, and publication of the heritage for our community; present and future.

Monthly Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at the Lower Paxton Township Municipal Center.

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Next Meeting:
Thursday, January 10, 2018 at 6 pm
(2nd week of January due to holidays)
Lower Paxton Township Municipal Center

Meeting Agenda

About the Meeting:

This meeting will be our organizational meeting for the New Year. We will also be doing a Historical presentation on the Farmhouse owned by Pam and Paul Velencia dating to 1860.
This farm dates back to 1797 when John Miller purchased it from Timothy Shaw.  In 1858 Fredrick Eisenhower purchased the property and build the brick farmhouse. 
We will do a photo tour of the house and hear the history. This house has been restored and sits as a window on our past.

 

Please come and join us for this informational meeting Thursday January 10, 2018, 6 PM at the Lower Paxton Municipal Center 425 Prince St.  Lower Paxton Township, PA.

 

 

 

 

Catch up on previous historical presentations here...

Lower Paxton Township Historical Commision B-26 Crash
April 22, 1951, a B-26 traveling from Ohio to Delaware crashed into Blue Mountain, north of Linglestown, in Lower Paxton, PA. Three crew members were killed in the accident.
The hour presentation tells the story of the crew, plane and flight presented by Bob Thomas and David Doyle with a special guest that visited the site soon after the crash, telling eyewitness accounts.

B-26 Historical Presentation

 Lower Paxton Township Historical Commission Presentation of The Running Pump Farm by Eric Kessler.
This presentation tells the history of the farm from 1725 to 2018.  This farm has produced crops every year since 1725 and continues today. 
This Historical Presentation covers the 6 families that lived on the farm and how their lives we’re effected by it’s history.  

Running Pump Farm Presentation

The link below is for the Lower Paxton Township Historical Commission Presentation of the Great Linglestown Fair. 
Many thanks to Judy Miller Klinefelter and her Brother Bob Miller.

Linglestown Fair Presentation

Bryan Van Sweden from the Pennsylvania Historical Preservation Department, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. 
Discussed the Preservation of Historical Buildings in Lower Paxton Township Historical Society of Dauphin County, The State Museum of Pennsylvania

Preservation of Historical Buildings

Find out why it is better to restore a home than destroy it. Audrey and Jayson found many treasures as they uncovered the wonders of their 1875 Linglestown Home in Lower Paxton Township, PA.
Follow their adventure as they worked in the home and what they uncovered.

1875 House Restored by Audrey and Jayson Cowden

The History of the Trolley System that serviced the Harrisburg, Lower Paxton and Linglestown. The Linglestown Trolley ran from 1904 to 1931.

Trolleys of Lower Paxton Township

 

In The Press:
Article in The Burg - May 2018

 

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8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Public Works Department
6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sanitary Sewer Operations
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Sunday - 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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