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The Historical Society of Dauphin County (HSDC) was founded in 1869 at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with a population of about 50,000. The metropolitan area is home to about 550,000. Early programs and displays were offered in the 1860 County Courthouse. In 1906, a prominent Harrisburg family donated its Front Street home to the Society as its headquarters. Here the Society remained until 1941, when the heirs of 19th century businessman and politician Simon Cameron gave to the Society their home, built by early settler John Harris, one of the city’s founders. The mission of the HSDC is to collect, preserve, exhibit, publish, and promote interest in the history of Dauphin County for the educ...

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HOLIDAY MARKET
11 Dec

HOLIDAY MARKET

HIGHMARK BLUE SHIELD PRESENTS "CHRISTMAS AT THE MANSION" AND HOLIDAY MARKET AT THE HARRIS-CAMERO...
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