Lower Windsor Township
Links to Local History & Information
York County Heritage Trust
Kreutz Creek Valley Preservation Society
Red Lion Historical Society
National Register Historic Places - York County
Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad Historical Society
Maryland & Pennsylvania Historical Preservation Society
Some York County history
Some local history - chronologically arranged
Pennsylvania Dutch History
Underground Railroad in York County
Lancaster County Historical Society
Conestoga Area Historical Society
Southern Lancaster County Historical Society
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Lancaster-York Heritage Region
Maps & Land Records
Neal Hively's site on local land
Historical Maps of Pennsylvania
Historical Topographic Maps
Links to Pennsylvania History & Information
A good overview of Pennsylvania history.
Website created and maintained by the Independence Hall Association, has a good background of Pennsylvania history.
Links and information on Pennsylvania History at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. This site has good information on western Pennsylvania, oil history, and more.
Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies
Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies is a quarterly journal that publishes the
best of current scholarship on the history of the Commonwealth and the region. In addition to regular articles, the journal features annotated documents, book reviews, and reviews of museum exhibits, films, and historical collections. Published since 1934, Pennsylvania History is the official journal of the Pennsylvania Historical
This site, created by the Pennsylvania State University Libraries and Press in cooperation with the PHA, is the official digital archive of Pennsylvania History. Here readers will find all back issues of the journal--beginning with Vol. 1 (1934) and continuing up through Vol. 68 (2001). One volume will be added to the archive each year forward
ARCH: Pennsylvania's Historic Architecture and Archaeology
ARCH provides public access to Pennsylvania's inventory of National Historic Landmarks and National Register of Historic Places. At this site, you will find the original, complete nomination forms for over 3000 National Register nominations and almost 200 National Historic Landmark properties.
The Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, was organized in 1929 to promote the study of the prehistoric and historic archaeological resources of Pennsylvania and neighboring states. The local chapter of this organization,Conejohola Chapter 28, serves Lancaster & York counties. They meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Nov.- March, 4:00 p.m. April - Oct., at the Lower Windsor Township Municipal Building.
Centennial Exhibition Philadelphia 1876
A digital library exhibit from the Free Library of Philadelphia about the celebration of the 100th birthday of the United States in 1876. Officially known as the International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the Soil and Mine, the Centennial Exhibition was the first major World's Fair to be held in the United States.
Commonwealth Libraries: Pennsylvania History Online
Pennsylvania History Online is a collaboration among the four Pennsylvania Statewide Resource
Centers: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Free Library of Philadelphia, Penn State University
Libraries, and the State Library of Pennsylvania. Each of the four institutions owns thousands
upon thousands of historically and culturally important artifacts, images and documents that,
when digitized and made available online, will provide a rich educational and cultural
opportunity for the citizens of Pennsylvania. To see what is currently available, click on
Doc (Documentary) Heritage, a website from the Pennsylvania State Archives, includes images of
historical documents, narratives placing them in a regional, state or national context, and,
where appropriate, transcriptions of each record as well as helpful links for further research.
The documents are presented chronologically: 1681 - 1776 (Colonial Days), 1776 - 1865 (Revolution
to Civil War), 1865 - 1945 (Industrial Ascendancy), 1945 - 1995 (Modern Era).
Explore PA History
At this website from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, you can find resources for students and
teachers, arranged by region, by era, by subject, and by story name.
Historical Society of Pennsylvania:
These online exhibits trace important storylines through the history of Pennsylvania and their role in the fabric of the history of the United States.
The Library Company of Philadelphia
The Library Company of Philadelphia, founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin, is an independent research library which preserves over half a million rare books, prints, and photographs documenting every aspect of American history and culture from the 17th to the 19th centuries.
Check out their current exhibits to learn more about life in early America.
Pennsylvania Heritage Regions
Pennsylvania parks that highlight the industrial development of America.
Penn State: Digitized Collections
Includes digitized archives of Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies; PA's Past: Digital Bookshelf; and Student Research on Pennsylvania History.
The Commonwealth's only statewide, private non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of historically and architecturally significant properties.
State Museum of Pennsylvania
The State Museum, located in Harrisburg across from the State Capitol, is a comprehensive museum which was established in 1905 to collect and preserve artifacts which illustrate the Commonwealth's history and to interpret its heritage through exhibits and programs. It is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
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