Muncy Historical Society and Museum of History, a not-for-profit, all volunteer organization founded in 1936, focuses on preservation and conservation of the rich history and heritage of Muncy and surrounding communities – its people, businesses, education, arts, traditions and folklore – by sponsoring educational programs and activities, through research and publication of our history, and interpretation of the museum’s collection for the community, including schools, colleges, community groups and professional historians. Read the rest of this entry »
Children, parents and grandparents will be entertained with the reading of Clement Clarke Moore’s classic story, “The Night Before Christmas” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in the Muncy Historical Society’s meeting room, 40 N. Main St.
The annual event is designed to entertain both young and old alike, and as in past years, Santa Claus is expected to make a guest appearance. The meeting room will be decorated for the holidays and there will be plenty of opportunities for picture taking. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras.
The society’s meetings and events are always open to the public and light refreshments will be served immediately following the reading.
Anyone interested in holiday shopping will still be able to do so right after the Christmas reading. Volunteers will be available to handle sales from noon to 2 p.m. on Dec. 7. The holiday reading is the society’s last event of the year and the museum will close until March, 2014.
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The seventh annual Invitational Artists Exhibition and Sale will be held on Friday, November 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, November 2, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The show returns to the Pennsdale Civic Center Social Hall, 261 Village Road, Pennsdale, PA. Friday night’s opening includes a reception with complimentary refreshments, an opportunity to meet and greet the artists, and music by members of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra.
The show will feature some of the most talented artists in Pennsylvania whose works are exhibited and collected nationally; many share a close relationship with Lycoming County and the surrounding area. It includes a wide range of arts and craftsmanship, including photography, oil painting, jewelry, fashion, pottery, metal- and wood-working, quilting, mosaics, watercolor, sculpture, and home décor. The show will be a rich and varied collection of original work along with signed and numbered limited-edition reproductions. Read the rest of this entry »
Experience the beauty and charm of one of Pennsylvania’s finest communities as the Muncy Historical Society hosts its annual Historic Homes and Walking Tour from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 20. The $12 tour donation includes admission to showcase properties, a descriptive brochure, special exhibits, shopping opportunities, interaction with living history performers, trolley rides and refreshments.
Society Executive Director William Poulton invites everyone to experience the nostalgia of Muncy when the society offers its guests a different happening annually, and on October 20, guests will experience a combination of unique properties, special one-day only exhibits, and personal engagements. Poulton is particularly excited to announce that a replica of the custom coffin in which President Lincoln is buried will be on display and Mary Todd Lincoln will be available to comment on her first lady experiences and to answer questions. Read the rest of this entry »
Muncy Historical Society Hosts Historic Quilt Pattern Workshop, Quilter’s Rummage Sale and Appraisals
The Muncy Historical Society will host a special quilt pattern workshop, its annual rummage sale, and quilt appraisals on Saturday, Aug. 24 at its 40 N. Main St. location.
The society’s doors will open at 8 a.m. for its second annual rummage sale. A variety of material (being sold by the pound) plus books, quilter tools and other quilt-related paraphernalia will be on sale. In addition, all five of the Society’s historic quilt patterns and JJudith Cole Youngman’s quilt books will be available.
The workshop, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be both educational and hands-on. For this workshop, Jacalyn Street Hamaker and Youngman will introduce the Muncy Historical Society’s fourth and fifth in the series of historic patterns, namely, the Muncy Oak Leaf (1846) and Carpenter’s Wheel (1860) quilt patterns.
The workshop fee of $20 includes a salad luncheon. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration forms are available by calling 570-546-5917. Read the rest of this entry »
Muncy Historical Society announced the theme of the 2014 and 2015 Quilt Challenges at its ninth annual quilt show, as well as the award winners of the 2013 quilt contests.
The society’s July 18 show featured more than 140 quilts and included a judging component, with ribbons awarded for Best of Show, Best Original Design, Viewer’s Choice, Challenge, Hand- and Machine-Quilting, Appliqué, Other Techniques, and Use of Color – Traditional and Contemporary. Four of this year’s winners received handcrafted wooden platters made by Mark Robbins, master wood turnings sculpturesque.
The 2013 Quilt Challenge was “Artist Inspired” and the challenge quilters produced quilts inspired by, and reflected the work of, an artist working in another medium such as the much-loved music of Bach, George Gershwin or the Beatles, or the color or design of Monet or Mondrian.
The judges selected Mifflinburg resident, Sheridan Goddard Walter’s entry “Master Artist: The Creative Source” as this year’s first place winner, and Judith Cole Youngman, Muncy, and Joan Hamme, York, placed second and third respectively. Read the rest of this entry »