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. Continue reading “Welcome”
The quaint and beautiful river town of Muncy once again is the setting for the Muncy Historical Society’s annual Quilt Show. Slated for July 13-14, visitors will have the opportunity to view antique, vintage and contemporary quilts at the Quilt Show in the Celebration Hall and Fellowship Room, at the show’s location, First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market Street. This location features easy access and convenient and ample parking. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 13 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14.
14th Annual Quilt Show & Exhibition
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 13 and
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14. Continue reading ” 14th Annual Quilt Show & Exhibition”
This year’s opening tournament of the Muncy Cup at the White Deer Golf Complex will take place at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018.
The event is a 4-person scramble team, with prizes paid in two (2) flights based upon 15 teams or more. Player Registration Fee is $80 per golfer ($320 per team), and includes Green fees, Cart rental, Coffee & Donuts in the morning, Lunch in the afternoon, and a “Goodie” bag.
To register, please download and return this 2018 Muncy Cup Registration Form along with payment to: Muncy Historical Society, P.O. Box 11, Muncy, PA 17756. Registration deadline is Saturday, April 21, 2018. Continue reading “Register for 2018 ‘Muncy Cup’”
Sold out before you got it? “THE LAND” is available again, on your computer.
For those who love this story, the digital edition of “THE LAND” is here, exactly the same as the original book in every detail.
“THE LAND” is 489 pages in length and will arrive on a 4GB thumb drive, which you simply insert into your device’s USB port and download. Easy instructions are included. Move back and forward in the book, or select a specific section to go to, just like reading a physical book!
Download the order form by clicking here >>> Continue reading “‘The Land’ Available as Digital Book”
Muncy Historical Society to Host Annual Exhibition
of Fine Arts Made in Pennsylvania
Many of the most talented and diverse artists and musicians in the region join forces to illuminate the opening of Muncy’s annual juried art show.
The 11th annual invitational Artists Exhibition and Sale, sponsored by Muncy Historical Society and Museum of History, will be held 5:30 to 9 p.m., Nov. 10, and 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Pennsdale Civic Center Social Hall, 261 Village Road, Pennsdale.
Friday night’s opening includes live music by members of the Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra. The artists will be available during both Friday and Saturday hours to meet and greet show attendees, and light refreshments will be available both Friday night and Saturday. Continue reading “Juried Art Show Illuminates Muncy”
Muncy Historical Society hosted the rededication ceremony of the official state historical marker commemorating the site of Fort Muncy on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, at the marker’s permanent location along Lycoming Mall Drive/State Route 2014 (GPS Coordinates N41°14.216’ by W76°49.762’). The marker was designed under the direction of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and was privately funded by the Lycoming Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Tiadaghton Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution.
By the spring of 1778, the Revolution was already three years’ duration in terms of the outbreak of open hostilities following Lexington and Concord. The British had to rely on loyalist troops, Indians and mercenaries to help fight this war. Even so, British forces were not large enough to defeat rebel armies, occupy coastal cities, blockade coast lines, and regain control of the interior. Consequently, British strategy became threefold: 1) destroy frontier granaries supplying Washington’s armies; 2) keep men on the rebel frontier and away from the main rebel army; and 3) utilize provincial forces, like loyalists, and Indian allies to accomplish the first two aims. Continue reading “Fort Muncy Site Rededicated”
Spend a weekend in historic Muncy!
Always more than a Quilt Show – in 2017, featuring EDYTA SITAR, a internationally-recognized accomplished quilt and fabric designer and author, along with a national challenge, diversity and artistic interpretation, all highlights of Muncy Quilt Show!
13th Annual Quilt Show & Exhibition
July 14-15, 2017
The quaint and beautiful river town of Muncy once again is the setting for the Muncy Historical Society’s annual Quilt Show. Slated for July 14-15, visitors will have the opportunity to view antique, vintage and contemporary quilts at the Quilt Show in the Celebration Hall and Fellowship Room, at the show’s location, First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market Street. This location features easy access and convenient and ample parking. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 14 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 15.
This juried show is open to all quilters! This is an opportunity for quilters to enter a quilt, or quilts, and for the non-quilter to exhibit quilts from their private collections (see registration instructions below). We anticipate more than 120 stunning antique, vintage and traditional quilts will be displayed, representing virtually all styles. Now in its thirtieth year, the event will be a showcase of spectacular hand and machine workmanship, appliqué and quilting techniques, reflecting the originality of the makers and their expertise with needle and thread, as well. Continue reading “13th Annual Quilt Show & Exhibition”
The highly anticipated juried exhibition of Fine Arts in Pennsylvania returns to Muncy, courtesy of Muncy Historical Society. The show will feature some of the most talented artists in Pennsylvania whose works are exhibited and collected nationally.
The tenth annual invitational Artists Exhibition and Sale will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 11, and from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Pennsdale Civic Center Social Hall, 261 Village Road, Pennsdale, PA.
Friday night’s opening includes a reception with complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres, and music by members of the Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra—William Knauth, Michael Fisher, Juliet Jacques, and Rachel Boll. Friday night admission is $15 per person; Saturday admission is $10 per person. The artists will be available during both Friday and Saturday hours to meet and greet show attendees. Continue reading “Muncy Historical Society hosts juried exhibition of fine arts made in Pennsylvania”
The families of Private Walter Smith and Lance Corporal William Merrill, along with Muncy Historical Society, will host a Bridge and Highway Dedication Ceremony, in recognition of the deceased soldiers’ service and sacrifices, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Muncy Baptist Church, 11 West Penn Street, Muncy.
State Representative Garth Everett introduced, and achieved passage of House Bill 1407–Act 46 of the 2016 Pennsylvania Legislature, which included language to designate the bridge on State Route 2014 over the Muncy Creek, Muncy Creek Township as the Private Walter L. Smith Spanish-American War Memorial Bridge, as well as a portion of State Route 2044 as the Lance Corporal William F. Merrill Vietnam Veterans Highway. Family members and state officials will unveil the bridge and road signs at the dedication ceremony. Continue reading “Two Veterans to be Honored with Bridge and Highway Designations”
Enjoy a short video by Steve Huddy of “Pops on Pepper Street 2.” Keep your calendar open next summer and join us for “Pops on Pepper Street 3.”
MUNCY — Under the baton of Music Director/Conductor Gerardo Edelstein, the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra returns to Muncy to perform a variety of musical selections at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. The outdoor concert location is 232 Pepper Street, Muncy Creek Township, Muncy.
WSO will perform a “West Side Story” medley, a waltz from Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” Johann Strauss’ jaunty, high-spirited “Tritsch Tratsch Polka,” Brahms’ lively “Hungarian Dance No. 5,” John Williams’ music from “Harry Potter,” and a Beatles medley. The orchestra will also feature “America the Beautiful” and Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Continue reading “Muncy Historical Society to host the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra for a second year with a “Pops at Pepper Street” free concert”
The quaint and beautiful river town of Muncy once again is the setting for the Muncy Historical Society’s annual Quilt Show. Slated for July 15-16, visitors will have the opportunity to view antique and contemporary quilts at the Quilt Show in the Celebration Hall and Fellowship Room, at the show’s new location, First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market Street. This new location features easier access and more convenient and ample parking. Admission to the two-day show is $8 for a single day or $12 for a multi-day pass. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 15 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16.
The Muncy show is more than a quilt show. The loves of immigrants who came to this country, to our state, and to our county will be explored and expressed in a social and cultural context—the who, why, when and where. The show’s theme “Finding Our Way! Mapping Our Past: Quilting’s Legacy” will be accessorized with special “worldwide” memorabilia from the museum’s and private collections.
A highlight of the show will be the silk globe made by Anna Webb in 1816 while she was a student at Westtown School. Philadelphia Quakers raised the money to build the boarding school and Westtown School, located in Chester County, opened in May 1799. The Quakers wanted to provide their children with “guarded education” away from the secular influences of society. Westtown School has nine of the thirty-nine known to exist in the United States and England; nearby Chester County Historical Society has four globes in its collection; and the Muncy Historical Society has Anna Webb’s. The Society’s globe was donated by Nancy Doutt on behalf of her Muncy Township Fry family siblings, descendants of Anna (Webb) Ritter. Anna Webb also made her husband-to-be’s wedding shirt and that will be on display near the globe. Continue reading ” 12th Annual Quilt Show & Exhibition”