"Peeksting" - The Place of Springs or Standing Water



 

 

CURRENT ACTIVITIES
(updated February 2019)

  We are still conducting and recording Oral History interviews. This project has been a great success, so we are now more excited than ever. If you lived in or knew someone who lived in Paxtang prior to 1970, and are willing to share a few memories, please contact Angela Salvadia at salvadiaa@etown.edu  These interviews usually require about an hour of your time, but your memories will be recorded and shared forever.

  If you have photographs of Paxtang that were taken many years ago, and are willing to share them, please contact any member of the PHS Board of Directors.  Currently we are especially looking for photos related to WWII.

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Paxtang Historical Society Book for Sale

 PAXTANG MEMORIES

OF THE BOROUGH OF PAXTANG

PENNSYLVANIA

1914-2014

 by Robin G. Lighty

A hardbound 346 page book Price $35.00

To purchase contact Robin G. Lighty at robin@lighty.net

A few copies from the 3rd printing are still available !!!

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The Paxtang Historical Journal

All historical articles from Vol. 1 (2003) through Vol. 12 (2014) are included as part of the "Paxtang Memories" book.  The "Paxtang Memories" book, published in 2014, also contains 30 more new articles on the history of Paxtang and its businesses and community.

Historical Articles in The Paxtang Historical Journal (2015 to present)

(2015) Vol. 13, no. 1, The Harrisburg Fairgrounds, by Henry Brillinger

(2015) Vol. 13, no. 2, The Paxtang Municipal Building, by Henry Brillinger

(2016) Vol. 14, no. 1, From the Paxtang Council Chambers - 1940 to 1945, by Henry Brillinger

(2016) Vol. 14, no. 2, People and Households Moving to Paxtang 1935-1940, by Robin G. Lighty

(2016) Vol. 14, no. 2, Family Structure of the 1940 Paxtang Household, by Robin G. Lighty

(2017) Vol. 15, no. 1, World War One Veterans Move to Paxtang as its Population Rapidly Grows, by Robin G. Lighty

(2017) Vol. 15, no. 1, Origins of the Paxtang Historical Society, by Pat Appleby

(2017) Vol. 15, no. 1, Minutes from the Paxtang Council Chambers - 1946 to 1950, by Henry Brillinger

(2017) Vol. 15, no. 1, WWII Navy Veteran Samuel "Chuck" Kline and the Amphibious Force Command Ship USS Wasatch, by Robin G. Lighty

(2017) Vol. 15, no. 2, Paxtang Spanish American War Veterans, by Robin G. Lighty

(2018) Vol. 16, no. 1, Paxtang Spanish American War Veterans (Part 2), by Robin G. Lighty

(2018) Vol. 16, no. 2, A Brief History of Paxtang Cemetery by Alesia Skinner, Bill Ilgenfritz, and Robin G. Lighty

(2018) Vol. 16, no. 2, Several WWI Veterans Buried in Paxtang Cemetery, by Robin G. Lighty

(2019) Vol. 17, no. 1, A Look at Paxtang and Paxtang Park During Year 1907, by Robin G. Lighty

(2019) Vol. 17, no. 1, Beautiful Paxtang Park, by Henry Brillinger