Explore the history of the Old Eighth Ward, the heart of Harrisburg’s African-American, Jewish, and immigrant neighborhoods in the late 19th century, which was wiped away in the 1910s to make way for the Capitol Park.

LOOK UP, LOOK OUT
Explore some of the main historical themes of the Old Eighth Ward 
(Under development Summer 2019)
PHOTO GALLERIES OF THE OLD EIGHTH WARD
View historic photographs of the Old Eighth Ward in the early 1900s
(under development Summer 2019)
INTERACTIVE MAP OF THE OLD EIGHTH WARD
Explore the Old Eighth Ward and its population in 1901
OLD EIGHTH WARD FACEBOOK PAGE
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PENN STATE HARRISBURG – OLD 8TH WARD SITE
Learn more about the Old Eighth Ward by exploring the website of Penn State Harrisburg
created and designed by Stephanie Patterson Gilbert
OLD EIGHTH WARD – OMEKA SITE
View Rachel Williams’ collection of primary sources and historic photographs
digitized from county and state archives