Museum

Relive events of yesteryear in the entire Spring Grove area by visiting our Society’s FREE museum.  The Spring Grove “area” encompasses the boroughs of Jefferson, Seven Valleys, Spring Grove and York New Salem, as well as the townships of Heidelberg, Jackson, North Codorus, and Paradise.

Colorful and neatly arranged exhibits chronicle the lifestyles of our grandparents and great-grandparents from the 18th century to the present day.  Our museum features items such as:

Spring Grove-area School Memorabilia
Deeds, Certificates, and misc. Ephemera
Antique Furniture
Toys and Tools
19th & Early 20th Century Ladies’ and Men’s Apparel
A Fascinating Collection of Local Photographs
Much, much more

We are open every Thursday morning from 8:30 to 11:30, and the second and fourth Sundays in the month from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (except holidays.)

The museum is located in the Spring Grove Area Community Center with its main entrance (handicap accessible) off the parking lot on North Pine Avenue which runs parallel between North Main and North East Streets.

The society’s museum has enjoyed an auspicious beginning and an equally impressive growth since it first opened its doors in 1997.  Leadership, both past and present, supported by a group of dedicated volunteers over the years has significantly contributed to our organization’s success. The museum now houses more than 10,000 individual artifacts.  This success must also be attributed in part to the support and generosity of not only our members but also the Spring Grove area community-at-large.

The museum is composed of three large exhibition rooms comprising more than 3,000 square feet.  The entrance room, our “School Room,” focuses on the area’s public school system and includes, among many items, a large collection of photographs of the district’s now extinct one-room schools, as well as graduating classes from Spring Grove Public School from as far back as the beginning of the 20th century.  The main exhibition room, known as our “Community Room,” is devoted to the area’s industrial, commercial, religious and civic organizations and our local military, while the third room, our “Heritage Room” displays vintage furniture, household items, clothing apparel, and works of local artists.

There is something for all ages.  Call (717) 225-0732 or send us a message to arrange for private or special group tours.  We are eager to share our collection with you.