The center hosts an historical theme focusing on the birth of or our great nation. On display are replicas of the 1776 Declaration of Independence, the 1787 United States Constitution, and the 1791 Bill of Rights, as well as many other deeds and historical documents from Lancaster County. An area of the center has also been designated to display the works of local artists including those of Rebecca H. Sheetz, Pete Foley, and others. The center also features manufactured items from Mount Joy, Florin, Marietta, and Rheems. This collection includes rare axes and wood shavers made by the Brady Manufacturing Co, formerly located on the corner of Main and Manheim Street. Historical artifacts from other prominent foundries including The Grey Iron Manufacturing, Rollman Manufacturing, Wilton Foundry, and the Marietta Foundry. Early newspapers adorn the walls, and countless advertising novelties are displayed in the cabinet. Also displayed are the many books written by the late local historian, Vera Albert, without whose help and inspiration this project would have never been accomplished. A sincere thank you to Vera and her family.
If you or someone you know is having a special occasion and they are in need of a pleasant venue with off street parking, please feel free to contact Jon Sheetz or Andy Dieck at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Mount Joy, 717-653-5441 and or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jon and Donna Sheetz