For LebTown readers who, having enjoyed our recent series “Anne of Cornwall” and “Robert H. Coleman, Florida Man,” wished for a print version, here is good news!

The Mount Gretna Area Historical Society is adding them to its collection of publications “Glimpses of the Past.” 

“Anne of Cornwall,” by author Bruce Chadbourne is the story of Anne Caroline Coleman Rogers, a great woman who grew up in Cornwall in the shadow of her famous brother. It is available as volume four of the “Glimpses” series. It is now available for purchase at the Mount Gretna Area Historical Society as well as in the society’s online store.

Chadbourne’s most recent story “Robert H. Coleman, Florida Man,” the life of the man who in the 1880s accomplished so much in Cornwall, Mt. Gretna, and Lebanon is also being published and will be available soon.

The “Glimpses of the Past” series includes stories researched and written by local authors, including:

  • Volume 1: Farmers in the Woods, by Lois Kathryn Herr and Sue Bowman 
  • Volume 2: Brave Boys: A History of the Pennsylvania National Guard at Mount Gretna, by Curtis Royer
  • Volume 3: Camp Mount Gretna: Stories of Fun and Faith, by Lois Kathryn Herr

Susan Hostetter and Kristi Donahue, creators of the series, commented: “This well researched, collectible series with its booklet format, is designed to give readers a working knowledge of each topic. Illustrated with photos, diagrams and other images from the past, the Glimpses of the Past series will be a valuable addition to lovers of the history of peoples and places in the broader Mount Gretna area. More topics will continue to be added. Thank you to the sponsors of this series.”

All proceeds go to support the Society and its work to preserve and share Mount Gretna area history. 

These new booklets will also be offered for sale at the Cornwall Iron Furnace and Cornwall Manor Gift Shop, proceeds benefiting those respective organizations.


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