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Adams County Historical Society
  1. Does the Adams County Historical Society have a museum?
    The Society's 3-D object collection is currently inaccessible. The collection is stored off-site while the Society is headquartered at the Wolf House. It is unknown how long it will be before the collections will once again be available for public viewing.

  2. To use the Society’s research collection must I make an appointment?
    No appointment is necessary to research at the Society during regular public hours.

  3. Is there a fee to do research at the Society?
    Members of the Society at the $35.00 level or higher may research for free. All students pursing studies may also research for free. Non-members of the society are asked for a $5.00 donation to research per day at the society.

  4. What are the rules and regulations for researching at the Society?
    To see the rules for the research room click here.

  5. Do you take research requests over the phone or via email?

  6. I cannot travel to the Society to research. Will the Society research for me via mail?
    Yes the society will do research for patrons for a fee. Please click here for rates and specifics.

  7. How can I donate items to the Society?
    The Society only collects items related to Adams County. To see about donating items to the Society email us at To see the kinds of items the Society is interested in collecting click here.

  8. Does the Society buy items for the collection?
    No. The Adams County Historical Society does not allocate funds to purchase items for the collection.

  9. What materials does the Society possess related to the Civil War and Battle of Gettysburg?
    Please see our summary of collections by clicking here.

  10. How can I become a member of the Society?
    To take out a membership, complete or secure form or download the printable form and mail in your membership by clicking here.

  11. Can I volunteer at the Society?
    Yes, much of the work accomplished at the Adams County Historical Society is done by dedicated volunteers. You can check to see if there are currently any volunteer opportunities by sending an e-mail to