The Mount Gretna Historical Society is now accepting preorders of a new book chronicling the growth of Mount Gretna from 1881 to present day.

The 36-page, spiral-bound book features full-color pages chockfull of images and maps that show the rapid ascent of Mount Gretna into one of Pennsylvania’s premiere summer playgrounds, as well as its current condition as unique living time capsule and retreat destination.

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Historical society board chair Susan Hostetter said in a release that the new book is designed to be a handy reference guide on the history of Mount Gretna as well as a guide book for those people walking around the community.

The book can be preordered online through the historical society’s website or by sending a check payable to the Mount Gretna Area Historical Society at P.O. Box 362, Mount Gretna, PA 17064. The book can be preordered by non-members for $35, inclusive of tax, or by historical society members for $30.

The historical society is also seeking sponsors of the book to support the project. At a cost of $100 each, sponsors can elect to have their name be listed in the book or remain anonymous donors.

With questions, contact the historical society at (717) 964-1105 or [email protected].


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