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Welcome to the home of Lower Windsor Area Historical Society.


The Lower Windsor Area Historical Society was incorporated in 2007. Our mission is to help to collect and preserve the historical and cultural heritage of our area.

Our home base is in eastern York County, Pennsylvania. York, among the earliest-settled of Pennsylvania’s counties, is bounded on the east by the Susquehanna River, on the north by Cumberland County, and on the west by Adams County; the southern boundary is the Mason-Dixon line which marks the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland.

 At the center of our area is Lower Windsor Township, a predominantly rural township, bordered on the east by the Susquehanna River – a feature of the landscape which has greatly influenced patterns of settlement and development in this area. Lying within the township limits are two boroughs, East Prospect and Yorkana, and five unincorporated villages - Bittersville, Craley, Delroy, Martinsville, and Long Level. The township comprises about 25 square miles of river hills, woodland, farmland, and now several large residential areas around East Prospect. The population was just over 7,000 in the 2000 census. 

Upcoming Events

 May 5th – Annual Meeting.  Presentation: Local Veterans in Local Cemeteries.

 May 10th – Mother’s Day – Will’s School will be open the 2nd Sunday of the month, 1- 3:30, May through October

 May 18th – 22nd – Society members place flags for veterans in local cemeteries and burying grounds

 August 1st – Shank’s Mare Art & Outdoor Fest – LWAHS display on Long Level History

 August 7 & 8 Craley Days – LWAHS display on local history: Celebrating 40 years of Craley Days

 September 15th – Ron Redding will present:   Legacy of Design, a pictorial history of wallpapers and the history of York Wallcoverings.

 September 27 - Martinsville Schoolhouse Reunion

    Unless otherwise noted, meetings are at 6:30 pm at the Lower Windsor Township Community Building – lower level, 2427 Craley Rd.

Questions: or 246-8735


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