MG 764 - Harrisburg Dancing Assembly Collection

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Scope and Content

The collection contains the handwritten "Rules for the Harrisburg Dancing Assembly," with signatures of the subscribers and amount of dues paid at that time; a typewritten list identifying some of the men who signed the "Rules," with a note from A. Boyd Hamilton written in 1943; and newspaper clippings reporting on the success of Harrisburg's Assembly, undated.


The Harrisburg Dancing Assembly was a social club for dancing or card playing established sometime in the late 1700's. A notice which appeared in the Oracle of Dauphin, October 7, 1796, announced to the subscribers that the Dancing Assembly would be opened on Thursday evening next at six o'clock at the house of Capt. Lee. The subscribers were men active in the affairs of Harrisburg during that time period.

Date(s): 1796, 1943

Extent: 1 folder, 4 enclosures