Bill Jackson on Emma Jane Foster, RN with the Flying Tigers

Today, Derry Seniors in Hershey, heard Bill Jackson, former owner of The Sun of Hershey and Hummelstown, speak on Emma Jane Foster.  Emma Jane was a nurse who supported the Flying Tigers while they were in China fighting the Japanese.  Emma is one of our own “Notable Women of Pennsylvania” being born in Bellefonte, PA.  It is a fascinating story that will make any woman proud.

Emma was a woman ahead of her time, but very humble about her accomplishments.  If you want to hear a captivating speaker, get in touch with William S. Jackson of Hummelstown.

Lancaster County Historical Society /

Lancaster County’s Historical Society
will be closed to the public from
September 6 to 24, 2011

In preparation for the upcoming construction at’s headquarters, Lancaster County’s Historical Society will be closed to the public from September 6-24, 2011. We will reopen at our interim location in Lancaster City on September 27 at 9:30 am.

The historical society will operate from 4 West King Street, Lancaster (right off Penn Square, see below for a map and directions) for approximately fourteen months. During that time, our operating hours will be 9:30 am- 6:00 pm, Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 am-4:30 pm Saturday. Wheatland will continue to operate as normal. Our contact information will remain the same.

Researchers take note of this relocation and remember the Archives and Lancaster Mennonite Society are still open for research


PSSDAR South Central District

August 27th the South Central District of PSSDAR held a High Tea to support our State Regent’s Project for the DAR Schools.  What a huge success.  We had 11 beautiful baskets and a Treasure Chest to distribute.  Our daughters are very generous and we raised almost $1000 towards the Regent’s Project.

High Tea can be a lot of fun, especially when we get out our hats and gloves.  We had daughters from around the mid-state area from as far north as Lewisburg – Shikelimo Chapter, Scranton- Scranton City Chapter, and the State Regent from Washington, PA.

If anyone is interested in joining the DAR, you can get help by emailing me at the contact section of my website.