The East Petersburg Historical Society
The East Petersburg Historical Society was founded in 1976, by a group of dedicated citizens from East Petersburg and surrounding areas. Our mission is to preserve a vital part of East Petersburg’s history, obtaining and caring for artifacts donated to us by the community, maintaining our historic Daniel Wolf House, and educating the community about the history of our borough.
We purchased the Daniel Wolf House in 1994, located at 1905 State Street, and it serves as home to our museum, gift shop, and archives. The house was built in 1810, and is considered the birthplace of East Petersburg. In 1812, Daniel Wolf offered 79 building lots which were sold in a “lottery”, thus establishing the little town. Our house is now one of the town’s oldest brick structures, and over the years has been used as a school, a tavern, a hotel, and a butcher shop.
We hold meetings on Monday evenings at 7pm in the Community Building on Pine Street, on the first Mondays of March, April, May, October, and November. The Wolf House is open to visitors on the first Saturday of every month, from 9am until 12pm. Admission to our meetings, and the house, is always free, and we welcome guests.
Please consider joining EPHS for the year...membership is $15/year, and brochures are available for download on our website, https://www.eastpetehistory.org. You may also contact on our page at any time, and we can mail you a brochure, or answer any questions you may have.
Thank you for supporting the EPHS!