"Peeksting" - The Place of Springs or Standing Water



 

 

CURRENT ACTIVITIES
(updated December 2020)

  We hope to again conduct and record Oral History interviews. This project has been a great success, so we are now more excited than ever. If you lived in or knew someone who lived in Paxtang prior to 1970, and are willing to share a few memories, please contact Angela Salvadia at salvadiaa@etown.edu  These interviews usually require about an hour of your time, but your memories will be recorded and shared forever.

  If you have photographs of Paxtang that were taken many years ago, and are willing to share them, please contact any member of the PHS Board of Directors.  Currently we are especially looking for photos related to WWII.

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Paxtang Historical Society Book for Sale

 PAXTANG MEMORIES

OF THE BOROUGH OF PAXTANG

PENNSYLVANIA

1914-2014

 by Robin G. Lighty

A hardbound 346 page book Price $40.00

To purchase contact Robin G. Lighty at robin@lighty.net

A few copies from the 3rd printing are still available !!!

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The Paxtang Historical Journal

All historical articles from Vol. 1 (2003) through Vol. 12 (2014) are included as part of the "Paxtang Memories" book.  The "Paxtang Memories" book, published in 2014, also contains 30 more new articles on the history of Paxtang and its businesses and community.

Historical Articles in The Paxtang Historical Journal (2015 to present)

(2015) Vol. 13, no. 1, The Harrisburg Fairgrounds, by Henry Brillinger

(2015) Vol. 13, no. 2, The Paxtang Municipal Building, by Henry Brillinger

(2016) Vol. 14, no. 1, From the Paxtang Council Chambers - 1940 to 1945, by Henry Brillinger

(2016) Vol. 14, no. 2, People and Households Moving to Paxtang 1935-1940, by Robin G. Lighty

(2016) Vol. 14, no. 2, Family Structure of the 1940 Paxtang Household, by Robin G. Lighty

(2017) Vol. 15, no. 1, World War One Veterans Move to Paxtang as its Population Rapidly Grows, by Robin G. Lighty

(2017) Vol. 15, no. 1, Origins of the Paxtang Historical Society, by Pat Appleby

(2017) Vol. 15, no. 1, Minutes from the Paxtang Council Chambers - 1946 to 1950, by Henry Brillinger

(2017) Vol. 15, no. 1, WWII Navy Veteran Samuel "Chuck" Kline and the Amphibious Force Command Ship USS Wasatch, by Robin G. Lighty

(2017) Vol. 15, no. 2, Paxtang Spanish American War Veterans, by Robin G. Lighty

(2018) Vol. 16, no. 1, Paxtang Spanish American War Veterans (Part 2), by Robin G. Lighty

(2018) Vol. 16, no. 2, A Brief History of Paxtang Cemetery, by Alesia Skinner, Bill Ilgenfritz, and Robin G. Lighty

(2018) Vol. 16, no. 2, Several WWI Veterans Buried in Paxtang Cemetery, by Robin G. Lighty

(2019) Vol. 17, no. 1, A Look at Paxtang and Paxtang Park During Year 1907, by Robin G. Lighty

(2019) Vol. 17, no. 1, Beautiful Paxtang Park, by Henry Brillinger

(2019) Vol. 17, no. 2, Tours of the Old Paxton Presbyterian Church and Adjacent Cemetery, brief background history, by Robin G. Lighty

(2019) Vol. 17, no. 2, The Origin of the Famous Paxtang Trolley Mural Scene, by Robin G. Lighty

(2019) Vol. 17, no. 2, Historic Places and Districts in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Landmarks, by Robin G. Lighty

(2020) Vol. 18, no. 1, Beer Bottle Bonanza in Paxtang, by Bill Ilgenfritz

(2020) Vol. 18, no. 1, A Trip Down Spring Creek through Old Paxtang Park and the Floods of 1907 and 1915, by Robin G. Lighty

(2020) Vol. 18, no. 1, The Early Days of the English Presbyterian Church of Harrisburg, by Robin G. Lighty

(2020) Vol. 18, no. 1, The Rev. Nathaniel Randolph Snowden (1770-1850), by Major General George R. Snowden and Robin G. Lighty

(2020) Vol. 18, no. 1, The Last Surviving American Revolutionary War Veterans of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, and Records of their Service in the Battalions of Lancaster County Militia, by Robin G. Lighty