The History of the Jigger Shop
Presented by Chuck Allwein who is the Jigger Shop’s seventh owner and is still active
in the business.
Built in 1895 as a small open-air ice cream stand, the Jigger Shop was originally known as “Meyer’s Pavilion.” Subsequently
renamed after a special sundae – the Jigger – that was given its name by a group of young female customers around 1910, the
Jigger Shop is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year. It remains a popular destination for visitors from throughout
Advance registration for the September 4 program is not required. A $5 per person contribution is requested from those
attending the program.
Museum and Library/Research Center
The museum and library/research center are open this weekend during the art show -- Saturday,
8/15, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday, 8/16, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. A variety of memorabilia will be offered for sale.
Mt Gretna Review
The Mt Gretna Historical Society announces the inauguration of a new
peer reviewed literary journal titled The Mt Gretna Review. The journal welcomes submissions of
poems, short stories, historical narratives,
book reviews, black and white drawings and photographs about Mt Gretna and the surrounding region.
Submissions are welcomed at any time and will be reviewed by a member of the Editorial Board.
Initially, issues will be published when sufficient material is in hand to complete an issue.
Only original contributions are solicited and can be submitted via email to email@example.com.
Should you have any questions, please contact us via email at the above address. We welcome your
In Memory of Jack Bitner
In Memory of
Patricia Attwood (Light)
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