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Snyder County > Departments > Historical Society

 Department Information

The Snyder County Historical Society preserves the heritage and culture of Snyder County through research archives and educational events. Incorporated in 1898, the Society assists students and others who are interested in the area with historical research.

  • Meetings: normally fourth Tuesday of March, May, September and November, 7:30 pm in Fisher Auditorium (second floor of library/museum)
  • Dues: $200 life, $20 annual, $10 junior (through high school)
  • Equipment: photocopier, 25 cents per page, one side; 40 per page, two sides; microfilm reader; microfilm copier/reader, 50 cents per page.
  • Research: Library staff can do research for $20 per name or subject, payable in advance.
  • Library holdings: genealogies, local histories, church records, pastoral records, microfilm records of The Middleburg Post, Beaver Springs Weekly Herald, The Mifflinburg Telegraph, McClure Plain Dealer, Selinsgrove Times and Tribune, The Sunbury Daily Item, Snyder County Times, and the Freeburg Courier, and microfilms of US Census records for Snyder, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Northumberland, and Union Counties.


 Volunteer Information

The Snyder County Historical Society relies on many volunteers to maintain the society facilities, displays and collections, and help with programs and activities.  Your help can make the difference in many ways.  If you would like to help out, contact the Historical Society and let us know! 

Volunteers help is needed in the following areas:


  1. Museum Hosts – General, Special Groups
  2. Annual program speakers
  3. Helping at Special events & fundraisers
  4. Prepare Mailings – Newsletters, Bulletin
  5. Museum cataloging/packing for storage
  6. Exhibits management & maintenance
  7. Library Collections inventory
  8. Gardening/misc. Outside Maintenance
  9. Handy Man/misc. Inside Maintenance 
  10. Serve on events, museum, library or fundraising committee
  11. Phone or organize other volunteers
  12. Assist in Library or Museum Research
  13. Photocopying/filing
  14. Organize programs/field trips/seminars


 Contact Information

Snyder County Historical Society 
Snyder County Historical Society
Museum & Library
30 East Market Street
P.O. Box 276
Middleburg, PA
Phone: (570) 837-6191
Museum Hours
May through September
Sundays, 1:30pm - 5:00pm
FREE Admission, Donations Accepted
Library Hours
Monday and Thursday, 10:00am - 3:30pm
Sunday, 1:30pm - 4pm
The library is closed during holidays & bad weather.
Use is free for members, $2.00 for non-members.
Written or telephone research requests: $20.00

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