Some of the many research opportunities the Society offers include:
- Loose-leaf binders containing local obituaries
- Cemetery records for surrounding cemeteries
- Archived genealogy books
- The Bulletin [Mount Joy newspaper] from 1901 to 1975
- Census records from 1800 to 1920 [available to read and print from our in-house microfilm reader]
- More than 100 loose-leaf notebooks containing articles on various subjects
- Mount Joy High School yearbooks
- School memorabilia & newspapers
- Local and regional maps
- Local videos
The museum houses many displays of its extensive collection of Mount Joy artifacts and local business memorabilia—all arranged as a unique exhibit.
Every year, the Historical Society publishes an historical journal on a subject of the Mount Joy area. These annual journals and other merchandise are offered for sale at the museum and through the website.
Books are available for sale at the Historical Society’s Museum, located at 120 Fairview Street, Mount Joy. All books are $10.00, unless otherwise noted below. Add $4.00 for postage and handling per book if mailing is required.
Available Research Resources at the Museum:
- Obituary information from 1901 to present, plus some from the 1800′s
- Inventory records of everything in the building
- Cemetery records for all Mount Joy and surrounding area cemeteries
- Microfilms of Mount Joy newspapers from 1901 to 1980
- Microfilms of Lancaster County census records from 1800 to 1920
- One hundred-plus loose-leaf notebooks containing important articles, categorized by subject
- Local atlases and all known local maps from 1825 onward
- Genealogy books
- School records
- Mount Joy newspaper scrapbook
- Research files
- All research journals published by the society
- Local videos/DVDs
- Copier for your use
- Microfilm reader with attached printer
Please Note: The Historical Society is a non-profit organization that relies on private contributions for its operating expenses. Society members will do research upon request. An hourly donation of $20.00 with a one hour minimum will be accepted for doing this research. Photocopies cost $.25 per copy.