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Historic Wrightsville, Inc.

309 Locust Street

Wrightsville, PA 17368

        Historic Wrightsville was organized in 1975 in preparation for the celebration of  our  nations 200th anniversary.  The organization was incorporated as a 5012 c 3 nonprofit in 1983; to promote interest of the  community, to identify and preserve historic sites and to promote community spirit by enriching the social, educational, and cultural life of Wrightsville  Borough and the surrounding area.

The officers and Board of Directors of HWI hope that you will join us in our mission by purchasing a membership to our organization.  The membership dues are reasonably priced  at $5 for a student, $15 for an individual, $25 for a family and $40 for a business/organization.   You may also know of someone who would love to have a membership and you could gift it to them by -just frowarding us their information.  If you let us know it is a gift, we would be happy to send them a welcome letter and let them know of your generous gift.  Memberships can be purchased anytime throughout the year

Your membership dues help with the following:

  • Maintenance and upkeep of the Wrightsville Historical Museum at 309 Locust Street.

  • Maintenance and upkeep of the Old Post Office located at 124 Hellam Street which houses the Burning bridge Diorama and photographic display.

  • Quarterly Newsletters filled with information an upcoming events, fund raisers, interviews with local citizens and businesses, and fun Wrightsville facts and stories.

  • Changing displays in the museum to showcase our extensive collection of Wrightsville memorabilia.

  • The availability of a library of books related to al aspects of the Civil War that were generously donated to HWI.

  • Access to uniquely Wrightsville resource materials.

  • The availability of books, references, resources and information about Wrightsville's role in the Civil war

  • Access to transcribed tapes from Wrightsville citizens (some dating back to 1978) recalling their days growing up in Wrightsville discussing school, sports, businesses, and life in our community.

  • Olde Town Nights with special speakers.  Some examples of past presenters are:  The Wilton and the Weitzel Families discussing  their businesses in Wrightsville and award winning historian Scott Minges discussing York County's role in the Underground Railroad.

  • Community get-togethers discussing a variety of topics; Veterans of Wrightsville, Baseball for Boys.

  • Annual Membership Picnic in the Museum yard featuring food, fellowship and fun.

  • Annual Banquet in November to discuss the year in review  and a financial report for the organization.

  • Veteran's Day Program

  • Guided Walking Tours of Wrightsville

  • Annual Wrightsville Christmas Caroling Tour

  • Group Educational tours at both the Museum and the Diorama

  • Advance ticket purchases to our events

Historic Wrightsville is most commonly known for being the farthest point east that the Confederate troops established during the Civil War.  However, our organization focuses on much more than that.  We create our displays around al things Wrightsville such as people, businesses, bridges and canals.  We believe that our history is rich and your life here in Wrightsville is part of our history.  Share your story with us!

We hope that you share our pride in the role that our community has played  in American history and that you will demonstrate that pride by preserving Wrightsville's past through your membership in Historic Wrightsville, Inc. has to offer and that you visit often.


                                                        Officers and Board of Directors of HWI

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