Events

2024 – Special Events

2024 – Program Schedule

All programs are open to the public and are held in the society’s Cemetery Road Schoolhouse, located at 120 Fairview Street, Mount Joy. The program begins at 7pm followed by light refreshments.

DatePresenterTopic
March 18Ross HetrickThaddeus Stevens
April 15Bob FrickSupreme Court Decision: Engel v. Vitale
May 20 Frank Greiner Greiner Industries
June 17Matthew DoddRailroad Days
July 15 Ernie SchreiberQuakers in Lancaster County
August 19Ty LohrFire Fighting History of Lancaster
September 16 Bruce MowdayThree Views of Gettysburg
October 21Sue HostetterOld Mount Gretna Through Postcards
November 18Winnie WollThe White Caps of Pearl Harbor
Previous celebrations

March 24, 2022

The historical society will hold a Friend Raiser / Meet and Greet the Author event on Sunday, March 24 from 1-4 pm at the society building, 120 Fairview Street. Light refreshments will be available. Come out and explore the many displays of Mount Joy history, meet some of the board members, including Dave Reist, and participate in a scavenger hunt (inside the building). Dave, author of the recently released “And They Left Me Off at $1500 – A Century of Progress at Reist Popcorn Company” will be available to sign copies of the book, and will give a short talk at 2 pm.

June 4, 2023

Thank you so much for all who attended and supported the celebration of the Mount Joy Area Historical Society’s 50th Anniversary. Click the video below for the remarks by our Master of Ceremonies Scott Albert, Mayor Tim Bradley, and a special surprise for one of our members!