Welcome to the CenPennBeachcombers webpage.

Founded in 1982, our club is a group of seashell enthusiasts and collectors in the Susquehanna Valley region of Pennsylvania, between Philadelphia and Harrisburg.

We promote the study of mollusks, shells, and shell collecting.

Through our yearly auction we provide financial support to the local North Museum of Natural History and Science in Lancaster, PA, and to the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum in Sanibel, FL.

We also support natural resource conservation and are members of the Lancaster County Conservancy. And we contribute to the Grants to Malacology of the Conchologists of America.
CLUB PINS ARE HERE! 1 inch x ¾ inch blue and gold with a butterfly clasp. They can be ordered from jpwolff1@comcast.net
Prices are $6.00 for one, $25.00 for five plus $3.30 for domestic postage for either quantity.


Membership in the CenPenn Beachcombers is open to anyone interested in shells and shell collecting. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every other (even) month at the
Elizabethtown Community Center, W. Park St. and Peace Alley, Elizabethtown, PA, at 7:00 pm.  Elizabethtown is midway between Lancaster and Harrisburg off I-283. Visitors are always welcome.  We also have a  library of shell books available for members to borrow.

Cost of membership is $10.00 per year.  Click here for email to contact our treasurer to join.
OFFICERS for 2018

President - Rusty Baughman
Vice President - Bob Ruth
Treasurer - John Wolff
Secretary - Vangie Spafford
Newsletter (The Noble Pen) - Judy Rence


Our February 2013 Meeting was held at Gus' Restaurant in Mt Joy. Vangie Spafford gave a great talk about how sea shells get color.  Thanks Vangie!
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