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”
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Always more than a Quilt Show- in 2019, featuring Arlan and Pat Christ, nationally recognized quilt historians, pattern designers and authors, along with a national challenge, diversity and artistic interpretation…all highlights of Muncy Quilt Show!
15th Annual Quilt Show & Exhibition
July 19-20, 2019
MUNCY – 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 19-20, visitors will have the opportunity to view antique, vintage and contemporary quilts 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 19 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20. Quilt Show admission is $8 or $12 for a 2-day pass. Continue reading “15th Annual Quilt Show & Exhibition”
“Civil War Tales,” a new book by David L. Richards, is a refreshing look at history, bringing to life more than 100 human-interest stories and incredible tales of fortitude from the past. The author will sign his newly released book at Muncy Historical Society from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13 at the society’s museum, 40 N. Main Street.
Richards has had a great fascination for history since childhood. The native of Picture Rocks credits his parents and teachers in nurturing that interest. After graduating from Lycoming College, David moved to Gettysburg and became a battlefield guide. He had two ancestors at the battle of Gettysburg serving with the Forty-second Regiment, the legendary “Pennsylvania Bucktails.” He has traveled across America in search of historic places, including countless Civil War sites where natives of northcentral Pennsylvania camped, marched, fought and died. Continue reading “Author Plans Muncy Book-Signing Event”
Artist Bruce Storm will sign his newly released book, “Dragon Views and Other Observations,” at Muncy Historical Society. Storm, a Muncy resident, is a Penn State graduate in commercial art and art education and will autograph his book from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at the society’s museum location at 40 N. Main St.
Storm has shown his work in Long Beach Island, New Jersey, New Hope, State College, Williamsport, the Penn State University at Altoona, Pittsburgh, Flourtown, and the Philadelphia areas of Pennsylvania. He has illustrated textbooks, and he has worked in clay, and various sculptural materials, but the vast body of his work is in watercolor and acrylic wash. Storm maintains his studio creating artworks for the annual Muncy Historical Society Art Show. Continue reading “Muncy Historical Society to Host Bruce Storm’s Book Signing”
MUNCY – Time to shop for the holidays and unique art is always a great choice! Muncy Historical Society’s annual juried art exhibition features some of the most talented artists in Pennsylvania. The show will be a rich and varied collection of original work along with signed and numbered limited-edition reproductions, as well as photography, oil painting, jewelry, fashion, pottery, metal- and wood-working, quilting, mosaics, watercolors, sculpture, stained glass and home décor.
The 12th annual invitational Artists Exhibition and Sale will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, and from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. This year’s show will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 206 S. Market Street, Muncy, its new location.
Friday night’s opening includes live music by members of the Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra, and light refreshments will be available both Friday night and Saturday. Admission is $10 per person. The artists will be available during both Friday and Saturday hours to meet and greet show attendees.
Muncy Historical Society received a grant from the Waldron Memorial Fund, of the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. William Poulton, president and executive director of the Historical Society, represented the community-focused organization at the First Community Foundation award ceremony.
The $8,000 award will enable the society to offset its annual general operating expenses, including costs to maintain, secure and sustain the society’s properties, to pay utility costs, and to insure each location and its “pieces of Muncy’s past.” Continue reading “MHS receives Grant from the Waldron Memorial Fund”
Bring your family, pack your blankets, and head out for an evening of priceless music when the Muncy Historical Society hosts the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra for a fourth year with a “Pops at Pepper Street” free concert. As the sun sets, relax, enjoy and share in the fun-filled, community-oriented public experience of the live, outdoor concert starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4.
The outdoor concert location is 232 Pepper Street, Muncy Creek Township, Muncy. Parking is available at Muncy High School and on Painter, Buffington and Lincoln streets. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held indoors, in the Muncy High School auditorium, with on-site parking and street parking on Sherman, Schuyler and Buffington. Continue reading “‘Pops at Pepper Street’ Concert Set for August”
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”