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

Museum Hours:
By Appointment Only
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"Then and Now"

Hummelstown Vintage Photography

The Hummelstown Area Historical Society cordially invites you to its latest exhibition, “Then and Now”. 

The show showcases vintage photographs of Hummelstown streets and properties from the Society’s archives. A hundred original photographs were carefully selected and copied for the “Then” part of the exhibition. These photographs were paired with current pictures of the same sites, which make up the “Now” portion of the exhibition. It’s interesting to see how some properties have changed, while others have remained the same. It is fun to see if you know where properties are located before reading the captions that are provided!

Much of the vintage photographs were taken by Sun Publisher Rich Hartwell and former Society President Phil Rainey. Some of the other photographs came from celebratory publications, family albums, and newspapers while the current photographs were taken by Dante Neely and Wade Seibert.
The exhibition features fascinating photographs, including three of the Warwick, with the earliest one dating back to 1900. It also includes pictures of three gas stations on Main Street, the Swatara Creek covered bridge, and the 1922 bridge that replaced it, as well as several old photographs of the Parish House.

If you have an old photograph of a building in town, consider sharing it with the Society. Bring the photograph to the Society office, and a photograph of your original picture will be taken and used in the exhibition.

The grand opening of the “Then and Now” exhibition will take place on Sunday, March 10, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The exhibition is also open during normal business hours on Mondays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 

Admission is free.

May 2024 The Hummelstown Area Historical Society will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 7 PM in the Parish House. The evenings speaker is from Cassel Brookside Stables and Vineyard, highlighting the vineyard and winery which are part of the 135 acre Cassel Family farm. The farm has been in the Cassel family for five generations and has been operating since 1903. The five acre vineyard includes six varieties of grapes and is managed and operated by Craig and Chris and their wives, Becky and Jody. Cassel Vineyards was established in 2008 and licensed in 2009 to sell their first wine. The vineyard is just one facet of the Cassel farm. It is also home of the Cassel Brookside Stables, which is owned and managed by Cleon Cassel and his wife Dottie. The 6th generation of Cassel’s has also begun their venture in agriculture by working in the vineyard and showing fancy breeds of poultry and rabbits at the Pennsylvania Farm show where they have won numerous titles. Light refreshments will be available. Please note this meeting is being held on Tuesday instead of Monday.