Welcome to the New Holland Area Historical Society

Welcome to the New Holland Area Historical Society

Welcome to the New Holland Area Historical SocietyWelcome to the New Holland Area Historical SocietyWelcome to the New Holland Area Historical Society

About Us

Current Exhibits


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

Upcoming Meetings


2020 Programs

Programs held at Garden Spot Village Chapel, begin at 7pm, and with no admission fee

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.

"Everything Just Went Right"


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 

Looking for a little help from our friends

Unidentified Photos

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.



Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love to share our museum with you, so feel free to visit during normal business hours!

New Holland Area Historical Society

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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