The Society was established in 1976. The purpose of the society is to preserve memorabilia from East Petersburg’s past, and to make it available for the education of residents of the community. Community members are asked to help by donating journals, letters, relics, or any other materials, which enable the society to preserve the history of East Petersburg. Our monthly meetings are held the first Monday of the month at the East Petersburg Community Center, 6051 Pine Street and begin at 7:00 PM, the public is invited to attend. In August we have a covered dish picnic at the community park in the pavilion. In December we have our Christmas Party. Details about the picnic or Christmas Party can be obtained by calling 898-2918.
In 1994, the society purchased the Daniel Wolf house, located at the corner of State and Lemon Streets. Rehabilitation of the property is funded by donations from individuals and by fundraisers.
The Daniel Wolf House is open for tours and business including the “gift shop”, the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon, hours will be expanded for the month of June, July, and August from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. In addition to the expanded hours an outside “event” will be held on our rear lawn area. We have for sale wooden replicas of East Petersburg buildings, Dorothy Hollinger prints, crocks, stationary, afghans, plus other gift ideas.
June 2, will be “Civil War Days”. There will be a C.W. unit encamped on the grounds for visitors to stop by and learn about the C.W. Camp life, Soldiers lives.
July 7, will be “Historic Crafts Days” featuring broom making, blacksmithing, chair caning, coopering, and wood carving.
August 4, will be “Revolutionary War Days” featuring same as the June C.W. event – only different time period and different war.
The membership fee is $10.00 per year. If you would like to become a member or have any questions about membership you can contact Lynn at 664-3808.