|Posted on April 27, 2013 at 1:00 AM|
Society Saturday - Adams County Historical Society
They are located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on the campus of the Lutheran Theological Seminary. I immediately fell in love with the place when we first drove up. They are headquartered in the Wolf House, which the Society states "was built in 1883 and was the home of Edmund J. Wolf (1840 - 1905), Professor of Ecclesiastical History and New Testament Exegesis (1874 - 1905) at the Seminary". Upon walking in for the first time, I was just amazed at the amount of documents and files they had. Floor to ceiling shelves with books and folders of the history of Adams County families. I felt like a kid in a candy store! There was so much that I wanted to read and look at. To make things even better, the people who work there were some of the friendliest people I have met. They are invested in helping you look for your ancestry and are sincerely interested in the discoveries you make as well. During my initial visit, there were other people investigating their family histories too. Everyone helps each other out and are truly pleased when something new is uncovered. If you are in the area, please support them and attend one of their events, or become a member or make a donation.