To celebrate the rich history of our community, the Louisburg Historical Society has produced a book, Celebrating Louisburgan 84-page full color publication filled with our history, fun facts and unique photographs.

Available: Louisburg Library for a $15 donation, and at community events including the Farmer’s Market, Labor Day, Cider Fest, Cider Run and the Holiday Mart on Louisburg Day, November 10!


To help commemorate our sesquicentennial, the Society has collaborated with local businesses:


​We partnered with Middle Creek Winery to create a limited release white wine, Sesquicentennial White.

Available: New Lancaster General Store, open weekends


We also partnered with Louisburg Cider Mill to produce a commemorative bottle of Sesquicentennial Sarsparilla.

Available: Louisburg Cider Mill & Timbercreek Bar & Grill

Labor day activities

DOCUMENTS

We have a full slate of activities on and around this Labor Day!


Time Capsule Sneak Peek

When: August 27, 4:00-4:30pm

Where: Louisburg Cemetery

The Sneak Peek will allow spectators to view only the top level of items in the capsule. In an effort to adequately preserve and protect the treasures buried 50 years ago, there will be NO touching of the items and nothing will be removed.


Time Capsule Artifact Display

When: September 3, 8:00am-4:00pm

Where: Wildcat Activity Center (West Gym)

The Louisburg Historical Society board members will clean, catalog and organize all items from the time capsule in preparation for this Labor Day display. If someone wishes to claim an item after the viewing, please visit the Louisburg City Clerk. (All items must be claimed by October 1, 2018 - after this date, everything recovered from the time capsule will remain the property of the City of Louisburg.)


Eternal Harvest Showing

When: September 3, throughout the day

Where: Wildcat Activity Center (West Gym)

Reed family quilts and tractors will set the stage in the Wildcat Activity Center for the showing of David Wayne Reed’s Eternal Harvest throughout the day. The short film is about the cycle of life, shown through the landscape of the Reed family farm. The Reeds are a founding Louisburg family and David is part of the seventh generation to grow up on the farm.


Sesquicentennial Time Capsule -  UPDATE!

Collection of items: NOW through 9/14 at Louisburg City Hall

Burial: UPDATED to Sep 18 @ 4pm (Louisburg Cemetery)

The Louisburg Historical Society is also collecting items for a Sesquicentennial Time Capsule, which will be opened on or around Labor Day 2068. All donations must be labeled with the donating owner’s name. Examples of things to donate include: clothing, newspapers, books, magazines, letters or other small non-perishable items. Remember to Ziploc!

COLLECTIBLES

Events

Louisburg 150

On Dec 21, 2015 the Louisburg City Council adopted resolution 12-21-15 designating Louisburg Historical Society as the official organization to organize, promote and celebrate Louisburg's 150th anniversary in 2018. Should you have any questions or wish to learn more about Louisburg's sesquicentennial, please contact us via the link above.

Celebration Partners