PLEASE NOTE: TOURS AND ACCESS TO MUSEUMS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS. OUR OFFICE IS ALSO CLOSED, BUT WE WILL MONITOR VOICEMAILS AND EMAILS. PLEASE BE SAFE!
Welcome to Historic Schaefferstown
Thanks to the dedication of our members, sponsors, and volunteers, we’ve come a long way since 1966. We invite you to get involved any way you prefer. Try something different! Take a class. Learn a new skill. Volunteer. Remember to renew your valuable HSI Membership for great benefits every year.
Pick up your printed 2020 brochure soon or download a PDF version >
(Please note: This downloadable PDF includes the correct Harvest Fair dates of Sept 19-20; however, our other glossy printed brochures have incorrect date information for the 2020 Harvest Fair. Our apologies.)
Order Our “Going Back in Time” DVD
John R. Dale Wood Dioramas Exhibit
Buckwheat Field in Bloom
An Authentic Pennsylvania German Experience
Founded in 1966, HSI is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the culture and unique history of Schaefferstown and greater southeastern Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania German and Swiss cultures which flourished here during the last few centuries are authentically presented among several historic sites – the Alexander Schaeffer House and Farm, the Thomas R. Brendle Museum, and the Gemberling-Rex House.
Throughout the year, our sites host cultural events with all the local, historic flavor you expect. Visit our sites, take part in events, become a member, and discover how you can be a valuable volunteer. Your memorable, authentic Pennsylvania German experience with HSI will last a lifetime. Enjoy your website visit today!