Over a century after his 1906 death, charcoal producer Joseph Johns (also known as “Old Black Joe”) continues to draw fascination.
In a decade of change, a new local authority transformed one of Lebanon’s poorest neighborhoods into one of the city’s first public housing projects.
The hundreds of cottages throughout Mt. Gretna showcase the area’s unique history.
History isn’t just the past. It’s a collection of moments. It’s happening as we speak. How will history remember the coronavirus?
Once the home of an iron furnace manager, the Donaghmore Mansion has connections with Robert W. Coleman, Captain Alexander Patch, and, since the 1950s, the Lebanon Catholic High School.
The adjacent parish house was home to several members of the prominent Coleman family of Lebanon.
Light’s Fort is Lebanon’s oldest standing structure. Local historians and preservationists would like to see it restored and turned into a museum.
In the summer of 1965, Lebanon residents reported a number of UFO sightings that spurred local interest.
During his time on the crime beat at the Lebanon Daily News, Les Stewart reported on plenty of atrocities. Covering the trial of Carolyn King and Bradley Martin, however, was an unrivaled experience.
In this two-part feature, LebTown explores the history of the Gingrich Memorial Pool, located in Coleman Memorial Park, and the people who designed it, managed it, and visited it.
This month on Past Calling, we reveal the story of the founder of a historic AME church in the county, and take a peek inside a factory.
In the first half of a two-part feature, LebTown examines the Gingrich Memorial Pool in the context of designer Wesley Bintz’s nationwide legacy.
In the first two decades of the twentieth century, Lebanon took part in a vehicular fad that influenced leisure, work, and war.
When the Spanish flu swept into Lebanon in October of 1918, businesses, schools, and more shut down. Here’s how we got through it then.
In honor of Black History Month we are featuring an image of this popular Lebanonian from the first half of the 20th century.