The Snyder County Historical Society library has a variety of material for use in research including family genealogies, local histories, church records, school records, funeral records and obituaries. Our microfilm collection includes many local newspapers starting in the late 1880’s and Census records for Snyder, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Northumberland, and Union Counties. Snyder County was formed in 1855. Additional records prior to 1855 may be found in our predecessor counties of Northumberland and Union.
All society members may use the library without charge. Non-members will be charged a user fee of $5.00 per day. Additional fees: copies $0.25 per page, Microfilm reader $0.50 per page.
For persons unable to visit the library in person, requests may be made by mail, phone or email. Volunteer staff will make a general search of the library holdings, but not of the records held at the Snyder County Courthouse. Research requests should be specific and include as much information as is known. There is a charge of $25.00 per surname.
Currently the library is open on Thursday’s from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Appointments may be scheduled at the convenience of Library staff. Appointments are generally scheduled on Monday or Thursday. Requests for appointments can be made by calling the library at 570-837-6191 or Librarian, Janet Walter 570-765-3986.
The Historical Society is extremely proud of our many museum displays including historical military uniforms and memorabilia, a Civil War Room, collections of old musical instruments, tools, Pennsylvania Canal items, buggies/wagon, a miniature replica of Rolling Green Park and the original hanging gallows used in the last public hanging in the county.
The museum is open May thru September on the 1st and 3rd Sunday’s from 12 to 3 pm and by appointment. Appointments can be made by calling the museum curator, Kim Mattern, 570-412-6458.