Street Address
763 Dix Hill Road
New Bloomfield, PA 17068
Mailing Address
P.O. BOX 73
Newport, PA 17074
phone: 717-582-4896
Open every Wednesday 9 a.m. un
Free to members; $5.00 Non-members; Students under 21 Free
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Ms. Donna Heller Zinn, Treasurer, The Perry Historians
phone: 717-582-4896


We are a county level private, not-for-profit organization that has a mission to gather historical and genealogical information, to maiintain the information and make it available to interested persons. Soon to have on display various Perry County artifacts as well as our Perry County photo collection consisting of over 10,000 images.


The Perry Hisotrians incorporated in 1986 and opened the Harry Lenig Library. In 1985 constructed a vault to house historical documents. Opened the Hoverter Archives in 2006.

Research Collections

Perry County Court House Records; Harry Lenig Collection; Perry County Newspaper, Bible, Church, School, Family and miscellaneous records.

Educational Programs

Genealogical Seminars are hosted semi-annually; Workshops are hosted semi-annually; School visits as well as Boy and Girl Scouts Visits available for scheduling.


    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

    Appointment required: Yes


    The Perry Historians published a bi-monthly newsletter "The Airy View" as well as "The Perry Review" on an annual basis.

    • The Airy View
    • The Perry Review
    • Perry County School House Volumes 1-6


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