Like many of you, I grew up in Adams County and attended our local schools. However, the only Adams County history I was taught came from the iconic Col. Jacob Sheads – perhaps some of you remember him.

So, upon purchasing the 1776 Dobbin House, I ventured into the Adams County Historical Society (ACHS), then located in Schmucker Hall on the seminary campus, to learn more about the early history of our county. What I discovered was a treasure-trove of fascinating stories about the men, women and children who have called our community home, people who loved and were loved. Through the society, their stories are not forgotten. They are immortalized.

Jacqueline White is Chair of the Adams County Historical Society’s Capital Campaign Committee.

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