Welcome to the new online home of The Historical Society of Dauphin County and the John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion. The Historical Society of Dauphin County (HSDC) was founded in 1869 and has been headquartered at the Harris-Cameron Mansion, a National Historic Landmark, since 1941. The mission of the HSDC is to collect, preserve, exhibit, publish, and promote interest in the history of Dauphin County for the education, enjoyment, and benefit of the public. For more information on upcoming programs and events, please visit our blog HSDCHappenings.blogspot.com.
The 250th Anniversary of the John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion (1766) Check our Events Page for upcoming progams and events, and visit HSDCHappenings.blogspot.com for details on all of the exciting events and programs that we've prepared for this important ...Read More
The history of the Mansion is one of change for both its ownership and architecture. The Mansion has undergone numerous additions and significant renovations since it was first constructed in 1766. It has had no fewer than eight owners before the Society f...Read More
The Historical Society is offering for sale a two-story mid-century building for use as an office/retail/studio space, and which may qualify as two apartments. This building is located at 311 South River Street in the Shipoke Historic District of Harrisburg...Read More