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.
Cumberland Street is known for its historic business district properties. But somewhat less recognizable (though no less interesting) are its distinct residential structures.
Royer’s Flowers started Nothing But Net during the internet’s nascent years as a way to connect to customers.
For nearly 12 decades, the Mann Building has served as a business hotspot for Lebanon entrepreneurs. Here’s the history behind this historic downtown landmark.
The Palmyra native whose name adorns a Lebanon elementary school was a beloved statesman and educator who began teaching at the age of 16–walking to school both ways.
The annual New Year’s Eve Bologna Drop has been going on since the turn of 1998.
In the 1930s, Mt. Gretna was nearly home to a maximum security prison. Here’s how the $3 million Depression-era project fell apart.
Revisit early 20th century Lebanon, its leatherheads and its land surveyors, in this month’s Past Calling, brought to you by LebTown and the Lebanon County Historical Society.
A solitary monument along Route 117 is all that’s left to remind us of the Colebrook church founded by the first male American to be canonized, St. John Neumann.
Joshua Pusey is typically credited as the inventor the matchbook back in 1892, but Lebanon businessman and inventor Charles Bowman also holds a claim to the title.
Veterans Day, as we know it, dates back to 1954 and has roots in the celebration of World War I’s Armistice Day in November of 1919, but some of Lebanon’s prominent veterans were being recognized long before that.
The Samler Building has been making necks crane for over 125 years. Have you ever wondered about its story? Here’s our history of this iconic Lebanon building.
Past Callings: this is a phrase—not so much used anymore—to describe former occupations that one had. It is also going to be the name of a new monthly feature brought to you jointly by LebTown and the Lebanon County Historical Society.