The Historical Society of Perry County (HSofPC) was formed on May 28, 1923 and incorporated in 1952. The HSofPC is a non-profit corporation designed for the purpose of the collection, preservation, and interpretation of historical records and artifacts of Perry County. This pertains to the natural, civil, and literary history of Perry County.

The mission statement of the Historical Society is “To Manage, Conserve and Promote the History of Perry County, PA”

The vision statement of the Historical Society encompasses the following tenets:

  • To gather and collect artifacts and items as defined in the Historical Society of Perry County’s Collections Policy;
  • To create and maintain facilities to effectively display artifacts and other items;
  • To offer historically-related programs that stimulate interest and educate audiences of all ages in the rich heritage of Perry County and its people;
  • To grow the membership so as to continue the Society.

The Historical Society presently owns and operates 11 historic properties within Perry County. We are in the process of professionalizing our operations, preservation and collections policies, increasing our endowment and funds campaigns, and enlarging our membership base.  If you have an interest in Perry County history, or for more information on our properties, membership, or to find out how you can help, please click on the JOIN tab, call us at 717-567-9011, or email us at