138 West Main Street Waynesboro, PA 17268 717-762-1747

The Waynesboro Historical Society is headquartered in the historic Oller House, 138 W. Main St., Waynesboro. This house was built in 1892 and is very much a part of the rich history in Waynesboro.

The society offers a wealth of information for research through its library and archives including a computer database and microfilm library.

The society works for the preservation of landmarks and structures in the Waynesboro area.

Regular meetings feature speakers on topics of local interest. View our calendar for pending events.

Events include open houses, Victorian teas and a children's day.

Membership is open to the public.

For more information, stop by the Oller House, call 717-762-1747

e-mail at info@waynesborohistory.com, or read the latest newsletter.

Becoming a member

Any person who supports the work of the Society is welcome to become a member upon payment of one year's dues. There are membership categories and you may select the one that suits you best. Membership into the society affords you numerous benefits, such as:

The Waynesboro Historical Society has a Genealogy Committee. This committee is chaired by Ruth Gembe, who is well known for her work with genealogy and historical documents. Ruth has associations with the Kittochtinny Historical Society, the Pennsylvania Room at Waynesboro's Alexander Hamilton Memorial Library and the Coyle Free Library in Chambersburg.

Part of this committee's charge is to maintain and catalog the extensive collection of genealogical documents housed by the society.

Members with an interest in genealogy are invited to join the committee. For more information, please call Ruth Gembe at (717) 762-3018, e-mail her at rgembe@hotmail.com, or leave a message expressing an interest in the committee at the historical society, (717) 762-1747.

Genealogical research is available and may involve a fee of $5-25, depending on the time and materials required. You may contact the research group via the Society's email address, mail, or telephone.