Welcome to the New Holland Area Historical Society
The New Holland Area Historical Society has lost a dear friend and colleague. William L. Snyder died on Monday, May 25, after a long illness.
Bill was a member of the board of trustees and served as our treasurer for years. Previously, Bill served on the New Holland Borough Council, with the New Holland Kiwanis Club, and was an officer at St. Stephen Reformed Church.
His faithful support of the Historical Society and his friendship will be terribly missed. We are grateful for his many contributions to the Society and the community.
His family has suggested that contributions in his honor be made to the New Holland Area Historical Society. PO Box 464, New Holland, PA, and to the Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund.
In response to the public health concerns because of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the NHAHS Museum is temporarily closed. A reopening date will be announced based on guidance from federal and state authorities.
The Unseen Works of Myrtle Trembly
The Myrtle We Knew
One Room School
New Holland Machine Company
Blue Ball, East Earl, & Earl Twp
Memorial Tribute to Veterans
Programs held at Garden Spot Village Chapel, begin at 7pm, and with no admission fee
ALL PROGRAMS ARE CANCELED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS RESTRICTIONS. AS THIS SITUATION EASES PLEASE CHECK BACK TO DETERMINE THE STATUS OF OUR PROGRAMS.
March 19th - "Underground Railroad in the New Holland Area", presented by
Dan Ness of the Lancaster County
Mennonite Historical Society
April 16th - "A Trip Back to the World of Tomorrow" presented by Brett Snyder. A presentation regarding the 1939-40 New Your Worlds Fair
May 21st - "Weaving and Tape Making" presented by Susan Weaver
Sept 17th - "Uncharted Lancaster" - a website offering self-guided Historical scavenger hunts around Lancaster County, by Adam Zurn. Adam will discuss some of the fascinating sites and explain his
passion for local history.
Read the story of a humble Mennonite man who invented the automatic tying baler, putting New Holland on the map. Hard Back: $40 Soft Cover: $20
Books can be purchased at the museum during regular hours, or by calling
Don Horning @ 717.538.3079
The museum is blessed with thousands of New Holland area photos that were donated by countless supporters of our efforts to preserve our history . Many of them include some type of identification information, and others were identified my NHAHS members based on local knowledge or other photographic evidence.
But there are hundreds of interesting - and potentially historically significant - photos that we are not able to identify. The purpose of this initiative is to solicit your help in identifying these photos.
The plan is to place small batches of these pictures on the website in the Photos section, including whatever info we have for each, and providing you with a contact form where you can tell us how you can help identify these treasures. Each photo is assigned a number, and all you need to do is tell us that "photo #7 is a picture of my great grandmother Elvira's birthplace, located just east of N Railroad avenue." That's it. If you'd like to include your name that would be great.
As information is received we will update the captions for these photos, and after a reasonable amount of time (no idea what this means exactly) we'll publish the information gathered along with the contributors. Then we'll publish the next set of photos and repeat the exercise.
It's a chance for you to participate in the work of the NHAHS, and we greatly appreciate your assistance.
We love to share our museum with you, so feel free to visit during normal business hours!
207 E Main St, New Holland, PA 17557
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
10:00 am till 2:00 pm
other hours by appointment only
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New Holland Area Historical Society
207 E Main St., New Holland, Pennsylvania 17557, United States
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