Organization and Board

Board of Directors

President Norma Shearer
Vice President Steve Pancoe
Recording Secretary Robert Ronngren
Corresponding Secretary Tiffany Reynolds
Treasurer Bruce Henry
Director at Large Jim Gates
Director at Large Robert Keefer
Director at Large Keith Keen
Director at Large Frank Wilmarth
The Board of Directors meets regularly on the first Tuesday of the month at the Halifax Area Historical Society (HAHS) located in downtown Halifax at the corner of Market & Third Streets.

Honorary Board

  • Dane Harman
  • The Honorable Sue Helm
  • The Honorable Jeffrey Piccola
  • The Honorable Mark McNaughton


Master Site Plan

Fort Halifax Park Description and Planning Process of Master Plan

Fort Halifax Park consists of 174 acres of public land located in upper Dauphin County along the Susquehanna River and extending east beyond Armstrong Creek. The park includes river banks, open fields, wet meadows, a high quality creek corridor surround by steep woodland. The property is governed by a conservation easement that allows for the re-development of Fort Halifax, historic and conservation interpretation, and passive recreation. The park contains and is adjacent to many historical features including Native American fishing/trapping/trading sites, 1756 Fort Halifax, Wiconisco Canal, a 19th Centry Farmstead, and a portion of the WWI Sycamore Alee' that appears on the National Register of Historic Places.

Larson Design Group performed an inventory and analysis of the site to evaluate potential uses for the land. We facilitated an extensive public participation process that included working closely with a Study Committee to develop a recreation interest survey, conduct public meetings, identify citizen concerns and interests, perform key person interviews, and develop the park plan. Proposed improvements are shown on the Master Site Plan Map. The companion Master Site Plan (narrative) includes recommendations for park management, proposed phasing, opinions of cost for development, and a list of potential partners for funding, development, programming, and maintenance of the park.