PA Chautauqua 125th
The Campmeeting and the Pennsylvania Chautauqua will each be 125 years old in 2017!
Activities are being planned to celebrate their anniversaries. A 125th committee, under the umbrella of the Mount Gretna Area Historical Society, has been formed to get things started but we are looking for others from all parts of Mount Gretna to help plan and carry out the events. Contact us at 964-1105.
The mission: To strengthen community relations and to collaborate with other Mt. Gretna organizations on activities relating to the celebration of the Campmeeting and Chautauqua's 125th anniversaries.
The Committee’s first project was to produce a calendar, “Images of the Past” from historic postcards owned by the Society. Click here for an order form.
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125th Anniversary Sweet Treat
New Book Release - Two for the Woods
The new publication, Two for The Woods, written by displaced Mt. Gretnan Tom Meredith, goes on sale May 20 at the 125th anniversary Sweet Treat event sponsored by the Jigger Shop. Cost will be $25 or $20 for Mount Gretna Area Historical Society members.
Written in the same format of photo and text spreads as his earlier Listed! it tells the story of “fraternal twins” responding to the challenges of creating real communities in the woods -- responses that were sometimes similar, sometimes different.
With more than fifty photographs, some of them generously lent by Max Hark’s great-granddaughter, the past and the present become visible and Dr. Hark takes on a real personality. Written especially for the 125th anniversary celebration, Two for The Woods captures the “spirit of Mt. Gretna” as the “twins” grow from birth to maturity.
Call 717-964-1105 or email the Historical Society at to order. Books will also be available at the Historical Society and all Historical Society programs this summer.