Welcome to the Hummelstown Area Historical Society

Office Hours:
Monday 11:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 3:00-7:00pm

Museum Hours:
Monday 10:00am-4:00pm

The Art of Giving

The Hummelstown Area Historical Society is staging The Art of Giving as its 2019 Winter Show.  The Show features 14 exhibits, each of which demonstrate some expression of arts or crafts which were given as gifts, rather than sold to family, friends, organizations, and even the community. 

The Show features antique and vintage artifacts from the Society’s collection as well as items loaned by members.  Exhibits include:

  • Art work by Emma Landis, Bill Batchelor, Nancy Bishop & Robert Nisley
  • Statues by Ellis Simpson
  • Dioramas of Hummelstown sites by Richard Hartwell
  • Crafts including tramp art and spool furniture
  • German folk art
  • Sewn handwork and children’s quilts
  • Photographs of stained glass windows in local churches

The Show is open on:

Wednesdays between January 9 and February 6 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM                      

Sundays between January 13 and February 10 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM

The Show is staged in the Society’s History House at 32 West Main Street, Hummelstown.  The History House was built in 1908  and retains its original fireplaces, lights, original oak wood finishes, and cabinets.  The charm of the rooms makes the History House a fitting place for exhibits which showcase the generosity as well as talents of artists and craftsmen.

Plan to attend the Show and invite your friends and family members to attend this unusual staging of gifted arts and crafts.  There is no charge for admission, but donations are appreciated to defray expenses.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a special tour, please call Josie Downey, the Society’s Office Manager at 717-566-6314 or Wade Seibert 717-919-0509.