Welcome to the New Holland Area Historical Society
Effective Thursday August the 6th the museum will be open on Thursdays only during our normal 10 am to 2 pm hours of operation. Face masks are required when visiting the museum along with maintaining proper physical distancing.
We are continuing to schedule private tours at this time. Face masks are required along with maintaining proper physical distancing during your tour. The museum will be cleaned after each tour. If you are interested in a tour please call Don Horning @ 717.538.3079 or Wilbur Horning @ 717.575.3148.
An article describing the museum's 125th Anniversary of New Holland Borough exhibit appears on the Shopping News of Lancaster County Facebook page. Click the button below to view the article!
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 other than the private tours mentioned above. A reopening date will be announced based on guidance from federal and state authorities.
Visit our Current Exhibits page for a preview of the exhibits actively displayed in the museum. The most addition is an exhibit dedicated to the 125th Anniversary of the Borough of New Holland.
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.
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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