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        The Solanco Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization.  The Society was established in 1970 and is funded by membership dues and annual fundraising events. The Society is not funded by any government agency, therefore additional memberships, donations, volunteer assistance and ideas for fundraisers are welcomed and greatly appreciated.  

        If you would like to volunteer your time to the Society, please click "Volunteer Time" below and learn more about the types of volunteer tasks that are needed, then fill out a volunteer application. This photograph shows volunteer Vernon Ringler providing a guided tour to visitors at the Robert Fulton Birthplace during the summer of 2016.  Although some of our members volunteer as tour guides, or docents, each summer, we are always grateful to have extra docents to fill the weekend calendar openings. Docents provide tours each Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer, about 14 weekends. 

        If you have old photographs, documents or artifacts relating to individuals, families, transportation or businesses from the Southern End, please click on the "Donate Goods" section below or call our headquarters at 717-548-2679. Photographs and documents can be scanned and the original returned to you. We are always interested in adding to our collection.  It is a good way to honor your ancestors and community by preserving the history of the Solanco area for future generations. 

        To support our Society with a monetary donation, click on the "Donate Funds" tab below or stop by on a Wednesday morning between 9:00 and noon.