Pen Mar News

The Pen Mar Historical Recovery Association, which has been meeting bi-monthly since 1980 is a non-profit organization composed of men and women interested in the responsible use of metal detecting as a hobby. Club meetings are normally held at the National Apple Museum in Biglerville on the 2nd Tuesday of every other month. Each meeting includes displays of items recently recovered with a metal detector, refreshments, and fellowship. An annual planted club hunt is held on the 1st Saturday of October, with additional hunts during the year. For more information or a membership application, contact Bill Hoffman at

May 5, 2018

PMHRA Club Hunt

June 12, 2018

Pen Mar Meeting
National Apple Museum in Biglerville

Speaker: Keith Leppert of Fort Bedford Metal Detectors

Members are urged to bring displays of the items they have recovered with their detectors since the last meeting. Displays will be judged in four categories: Coins and Jewelry, Relics (Civil War and other non-coin or jewelry items), Miscellaneous, and New Member Find.

Yearly Dues for membership in the Pen Mar Historical Recovery Association are $25.00 per year. This includes anyone in a family (husband, wife, and any children up to 18 years old), and single memberships. Dues may be mailed to William Hoffman, 2204 County Line Road, York Springs, PA 17372, or paid at a club meeting. We welcome anyone to attend any club meeting, but if a person wants to be involved in the outside hunts during the year, display items found, etc, dues must be paid.

Refreshments will be available as usual. Coffee and sodas will be provided. The rest (snacks, cakes, and goodies) will be up to members to provide. Please bring along some goodies for us to enjoy. Many thanks to all who have been faithful in helping out with refreshments at past meetings!

August 14, 2018

Pen Mar Meeting
National Apple Museum in Biglerville

October 6, 2018

Annual Club Hunt

December 11, 2018

Pen Mar Annual Meeting
National Apple Museum in Biglerville