The Mifflin County Historical Society


The Mifflin County Historical Society, founded in 1921, had become known as "Frysinger' s Dream". The founder George R. Frysinger had served as a Civil War editor of the Lewistown Gazette and ended his years of affiliation with the Society as the President Emeritus.

The Constitution of the Society states: "exists to record and preserve our history and to relate to present day events and places, that coming generations will cherish and protect this heritage from the past and its people".

Our Story...

The Society operates primarily through the support of member volunteers. They research all genealogical requests for the library and change and update displays for the museum. They conduct tours of the museum and assist patrons in the library. Volunteers maintain regular "open" hours and accommodate special requests for both library and museum use. The Society secretary, whose office is in the Historic Courthouse, coordinates activities of volunteers in the two branches of the Society as well as attending to regular business. Volunteers for both museum and library work are always needed. Interested members should contact the office.

Throughout the year, programs and trips are scheduled by the program committee, and the annual dinner meeting with business, elections and program is held in April. An informative newsletter is mailed throughout the year.

What We Do...