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Frequent Questions

This page contains a compilation of answers to the questions most commonly asked by our members and patrons. If you can’t find the question you wanted to ask, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Does the Adams County Historical Society have a museum?

Since moving to our temporary headquarters at the Wolf House in 2011, a large portion of the Society's objects are in storage and inaccessible to the public. This will change when our new facility opens in early 2023. Learn more about our capital campaign by clicking here. Currently, small portions of our collection are on display at the David Wills House and Mary Thompson House (Lee's Headquarters). We also maintain a rotating display in the lobby of ACNB Bank in the Square of Gettysburg. 

Is ACHS currently open to in-person research? 

No. Due to ongoing preparations for our move to a new facility, ACHS remains closed to in-person visitors. However, we do offer research request services that will allow you to access materials remotely until our new building opens to the public in early 2023. More information about research requests can be found here

How can I donate historic items to the Society's collection?

The Society collects a wide variety of items related to the history of Gettysburg and Adams County. To inquire about donating historic items to ACHS, please email our Collections Manager at 

How can I request scanned photographs from the Society's collection?

ACHS can reproduce many photographs from the collection for personal or commercial use. Click here for more information about this process. 

What materials does ACHS possess related to the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg?

Click here for useful finding aids. 

How do I become a member?

To become a member, click here for additional information, membership levels, and payment instructions. 

Can I volunteer at ACHS?

Yes! Much of the work accomplished at the Adams County Historical Society is done by dedicated volunteers. Click here for more information. 

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