About

Located in the original English Evangelical Lutheran Church, Columbia Historic Preservation Society is dedicated to the preservation of the river town, formerly known as Wright’s Ferry and Shawana Town. Once considered as a possible site for locating our nation’s capitol, Columbia was once the gateway to the American West.

On December 28th of 2013, we held a ceremony dedicating two families of historic leadership of our time in Columbia, PA. We proclaimed both buildings be named after the families of Dorothy & Glenn Banner and Florence & Robert Miller. The CHiPS Main Hall was renamed as Banner Hall, and the parsonage was named The Miller Manse.

Their dedication and hard work has kept this museum open to the public for the education of Columbia’s history. Our mentors of history will always be remembered by this memorial of structures that holds generations of fake rolex Columbia artifacts and will keep striving to preserve your history.

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Over 30 years of existence, CHiPS is growing and very excited of the future for our museum.

In addition to offering published articles and books on the town’s history, the museum houses a model train display, artifacts, a research room, microfilm archive, and publications pertaining to the history of this Susquehanna river town.

19-21 North Second Street
Columbia, Pennsylvania 17512

General inquiries can be directed to Christopher Vera.
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Present Officers:

Christopher Vera
President
717.684.2894: Office
717.572.7149

cverachps@comcast.net


Suzanne Whallon

Vice President

suzanne.whallon@comcast.net

We have volunteer opportunities available and invite the public to assist in keeping CHiPS active and open to the public!

Monthly meetings are scheduled for every first Monday of the month at 7 PM.
We also have a Membership Meeting to elect new officers once a year the second Sunday in April.

Columbia Historic Preservation Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.