The Dauphin-Middle Paxton Historical Society is located at the corner of Church and Allegheny Streets at the Old Dauphin School House in the Borough of Dauphin. It is a non-profit organization with all volunteer staff and committees, formed in 1996 by members of the community.

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

2nd Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., except August

 

4th Thursday starting at 6:00 p.m.

(Monthly Meeting Starts at 7:00 p.m.), except July, August, November and  December

 

To Find Out What Our Upcoming Programs Are Please Email The Society

From the River to the Valleys

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Dauphin-Middle Paxton Historical Society collects history covering the lands of Dauphin Borough and communities in Middle Paxton Township, along with the three valleys of Clarks, Stoney and Fishing Creek.  Within the township and to both the north and east is the southernmost tip of the Anthracite Coal Region in Pennsylvania.  The Dauphin & Susquehanna Coal Company, which at one time owned much of Dauphin and Middle Paxton Township constructed a railroad during the 1850s, to connect the coal mines to the outside world.  Bordering Middle Paxton Township and Dauphin Borough to the west is the Susquehanna River, which once home to the Pennsylvania Canal, caused Dauphin Borough to prosper before the railroads came.  Throughout its early history, Dauphin was a transportation hub, home to not only the Pennsylvania Canal, but the Schuylkill & Susquehanna Railroad, the Pennsylvania Railroad (eventually Penn Central, Conrail and Norfolk Southern), Northern Central Railroad and the Reading Railroad.  

 

 

Directions

 

Dauphin-Middle Paxton Historical Society
300 Church Street, Dauphin, PA 17018

 

From The North
Dauphin is off Interstate 22/322. Take the Route 225 North exit for Dauphin/Halifax. Turn right onto Allegheny Street, and another right onto Church Street before the center median begins. Parking can be found behind the old school.

 

From The South
Dauphin is off interstate 22/322. Take the Dauphin Boro/Stony Creek exit. Head north on Allegheny Street until the center median and street lights end. Turn left onto Church Street; parking is found behind the old school.

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