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About the Port Penn Area Historical Society

The Port Penn Area Historical Society was formed in June 1981. The Society’s purpose is to collect, preserve, care for, maintain, instruct, and encourage public interest in all matters, facts and things of any nature relating to history. Please consider assisting us in our current endeavor. All donations are tax deductible.


News and Notes

T-shirts are available!

Port Penn t-shirts are now available in three different designs:  Snapping Turtle, Sturgeon, and Great Blue Heron. All are white on black, sizes from Small to 3XL.




You can order online and we will contact you for payment and delivery options.
Click here to order.


2022 Newsletter is online

Check out our most recent newsletter. Learn about the old dirt-track behind the Augustine Inn, see what programs are available this season at the Interpretive Center, and, see what our group did in 2021.


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2021 Fall Fling Members' Event

Stop by Port Penn on October 17, 2021 from 1 - 3 pm for our annual Members' Event. This year we will be at the Cleaver House in Port Penn celebrating our 40th Anniversary.

Come by to see your old friends, take a tour of the Cleaver House, snag some refreshments, and learn about the history of our Historical Society.



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Port Penn Open House

Stop by the Port Penn Interpretive Center on Saturday, September 11, 2021 for a chance to snag some refreshments, grab a State Parks Goodie Bag, take a guided town tour, and see the museum exhibits.


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Read about recent work on the headstones here.



The Waterman statue in front of the Interpertive Center has been repaired. Read about it here.


We received funding for replacing the flags in Port Penn. Check it out here.



You've seen them around town, here's the story on the Historic House Plaques.

Our yearly Port Pennings newsletter is full of information about our project, articles on history, and schedules of activities. Click here to read it.