This journal, researched and edited by Jean H. Ellis, gives an account of Civil War General Knipe, born in Mount Joy. Also included is a never before published diary of Civil War veteran Henry B. Greenawalt; as well as listings of those from Mount Joy who served in the Civil War.
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50th Anniversary Calendar (2023)
To celebrate and commemorate the Mount Joy Area Historical Society’s 50th Anniversary we have developed a collectable 2023 calendar with postcard images from Mount Joy’s history. This is a limited run so be sure to get one today!
Calendars will be sold at the society, local business and the Mount Joy Chamber of Commerce, as well as online at the historical society’s website.
Carriages and Cars
This booklet discusses the progress from early roads to horses and carriages to early automobiles in Mount Joy. At one time, 33 different kinds of automobiles were sold in Mount Joy and Florin!
Fire & Water
Kevin Herr and William Hall contributed to the writing of this booklet, subtitled: A Brief History of the Mount Joy Fire Department and the Public Water Works. Edited by Vera E. Albert.
First Public School – Marietta Avenue
Leisure Time in the 1800s & early 1900s
With 14 full pages of photos of sports teams and bands, this booklet explores what people did with their time when there was no electricity, no automobiles, no phones, no radios, no TV and no computers!
Let’s Go to the Movies
Moving pictures came to Mount Joy Hall in 1902 and the tradition continued at the Joy Theater until 1965. This booklet tells the history of movies in Mount Joy.
Known as Springville – Spring Garden – Florin – Florin Ward of Mount Joy Borough, what locals have known as Florin has a rich history. Told her by Vera E. Albert, the book explores transportation, schools, churches, business and life in Florin.
Mount Joy Artists
This booklet focuses on the many artists of the 19th and 20th Century who called Mount Joy home.
Mount Joy Memories
Mount Joy Toolmakers
This journal gives the history behind the many toolmakers who had businesses in Mount Joy, including John Stamm, The Brady Family and Michael Rollman. Researched by William Neyer, Richard Martin and Ralph Snyder. Edited by Vera E. Albert.
Short Stories from Mount Joy’s Past
Vera E. Albert wrote a column for the Donegal Ledger (a weekly newspaper in Mount Joy) from 2002 until 2008. This booklet is a collection of these articles about Mount Joy history.
The Big Three
This booklet chronicles the history of the three main industries of Mount Joy – George Brown & Sons Cotton & Woolen Mills, Grey Iron Casting Company, and Gerberich-Payne Shoe Company.
The Last Mount Joy High School
Dedicated to Mount Joy’s now non-existent public schools, this journal recalls the history of the Mount Joy High School on Poplar Street. Written by Vera E. Albert, there are sections about sports teams and biographies of selected outstanding graduates.
The Life of K.T. Keller & Mount Joy Community Exhibits
“Local boy made good.” Kauffman Thuma Keller – better known as K.T. Keller – was born and raised in Mount Joy and later became CEO of Chrysler Corporation. This journal, written by Deborah J. Tober Heisey, highlights the man and “K.T. Keller Day,” celebrated by more than 5,000 residents in Mount Joy on September 30, 1948.
The Story of Mount Joy’s Christmas Decorations
Well known for the decorations along Main Street in Mount Joy, this booklet is dedicated to the memory of Vera E. Albert, who began the initial research. Additional research by Dick Ryder. Written by Jean H. Ellis.
The War That Started One Hundred Years Ago
Published in 2014, this journal brings to life the history of the Mount Joy Men who served in World War I. Includes a roster as well as a photo section. Researched by Ralph Snyder and Vera E. Albert.
Trains & Trolleys in Mount Joy
As a follow-up to Carriages and Cars, this booklet begins with the first train arriving in Mount Joy and continues with the changes brought about by the “cut” through town. It also has two chapters on the trolley in Mount Joy.
Welcome to Stauffertown
Written by Morris N. Sherk, this 74 page book chronicles the history of the village of Stauffertown.