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, October 4 at 6:00 pm
6:00 pm


About the Meeting:

The Lower Paxton Township Historical Commission invites residents to attend the monthly meeting and help to form a strong foundation. 
One of the primary objectives is to educate the community about the township’s rich history at every monthly meeting.

John Harris, Jr. (Dave Biser) will present The Story of The Paxton Rangers at the Thursday October 4 meeting of Lower Paxton Township Historical Commission. 
Don’t miss this Historical Presentation with the most famous Colonial Citizen of this area.
John Harris. Jr. will tell what it was like to live in the Lower Paxton Area in the 18th Century and how the Paxton Rangers came about; striving to keep the local inhabitants safe from attack. His knowledge of the time period will help all of us better understand what the early settlers went through to survive and help grow the area to the thriving township it is today. 
The public is welcome to this workshop.
Please come and join us for this informational meeting Thursday October 4, 2018, 6 PM at the Lower Paxton Municipal Center 425 Prince St.  Lower Paxton Township, PA.






Catch up on previous historical presentations here...

You can also view past presentations on the Township Comcast (21) & Verizon (22) Channels

B-26 Presentation - Mondays at 4 pm until Oct 1
Linglestown Fair - Tuesdays at 4 pm until Oct 1
Running Pump Farm - Wednesdays at 4 pm until Oct 1

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




In The Press:
Article in The Burg - May 2018


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6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Friday - 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Sunday - 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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