Palmyra Area Heritage Association

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Preserving The Past, Presenting Today, Preparing Our Future


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Board Members:

President: Jim Gerber

Vice President: Beth Shearer

2nd Vice President: Bob Keller

Secretary: Steve Phillippy

Assistant Secretary: Gary Gruver

Treasurer: Open Position

Assistant Treasurer:Elaine Bechtel

The Heritage Association is in need of members. If you would like to become involved in keeping the Palmyra Community Spirit alive please plan to attend our next public meeting. Without the community support we will be forced to shut down. Please set aside a little time to help.



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Next Public Meeting:

Tuesday May 5th in Shadowstone’s community room. 6:30

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Thank you for your support:

Palmyra Area Heritage Association is a 501 C-3 Organization.

All contributions to this non-profit organization are tax deductible.

This book is by Donna Spitler.

She spent many hours putting together this book to fill in the blank between the time when Palmyra Area School did not publish a year book. Click on the picture to see her wonderful creation!

  As a result of the many events held during Palmyra's 250th Anniversary Celebration, there was a lot of interest generated in continuing to provide the Palmyra community with more family oriented events, so the Palmyra Area Heritage Association was formed.

  The purpose of this organization was not to look back, rather to; provide an outlet for young and old to get together as a community by not only remembering our past, but creating some good times for the present and future!


   We have many activities planned for the future, and we can always use a hand.

That's right BINGO is back in Palmyra! Every third Saturday at the Palmyra Fire Hall. Come out for your chance to win $500! And be a part of the giveaway of over $250 in prize money!

Just 10 Bucks buys you a seat and all the cards you can handle for the night!

(Specials every 5th game cost just $1.00 per strip - optional you don’t have to play the specials)

Please come out and support us.

Its been very quiet around here, for news regarding the Fireman’s Park Project. But trust me as soon as spring pops you will start to see some action there!

 AD Lehman and Sons – A family of talent who built many of the homes of the Palmyra area during a good portion of the 20th Century, will be the topic of the historical presentation being made at the Tuesday, May 5, 2015, General Meeting of the Palmyra Area Heritage Association (PAHA).  

      The public is welcome and encouraged to attend this presentation being given by second-generation descendants of Allen David and Elizabeth Keener Lehman. There is no fee for this historical educational program.

      To be held in the ShadowStone Community Center at 106 W. Spruce Street, just off of North Railroad St. in Palmyra, the presentation will start at 6:30 PM.  

Moderator and Lehman family member Jeannette Thomas, will be joined by her brother and cousins Kenneth and Fred Lehman, Nancy Eckert, Marie Daniels, Carol McCurdy, Madeline DePangrazio and Eileen Heaps, to recount the history of the family business which actively built homes in the Palmyra, Cambelltown, Hershey and Harrisburg area during the mid 20th Century, a significant period of growth in the history of the Palmyra area.

The Lehman brothers and sisters…Benjamin, Harvey, Allen, Walter, Jacob, Ammon, William, Herman, Annie, Elizabeth and Mary and the families that they raised in the Palmyra area, not only had an impact in the building trade, but were accomplished musicians who shared their God-given musical talents with Palmyra area residents. They played with Harvey Brandt’s Iroquois Band, which disbanded in 1947, and then became the Palmyra Legion Band, and also with many of the local school and community bands.  Local community band concerts provided a significant community activity central to the lifestyle of the area throughout the1900’s.