About the Strasburg Heritage Society

The Strasburg Heritage Society was formed in 1977 to preserve, collect, and interpret the rich history of the town. To accomplish these goals the society has done the following:

1. Our archives contains postcards, pictures, furniture, artifacts, documents and other historic items of Strasburg.

2. The society owns three adjoining historic buildings on South Decautur Street,  two blocks south of the square:

  • The Shroy House is one of the earliest brick houses in town and was built around 1803. It was the home of John Shroy, the poet. The society hopes to restore it as a museum.
  • The Glass house is a Victorian house built about 1878. Presently it is a rental property providing income for the society.
  • The 1806 Methodist Church is one of the oldest Methodist churches in Pennsylvania. It is now a rental property, but hopefully it will be restored.

3. Monthly lectures on local history are presented from September through May on the third Monday of each month. The lectures are held at the First Presbyterian Church, located two blocks south of the square.