Society’s 2012 Season

Locktender façade removed from the National Canal Museum in Easton. Muncy Historical Society volunteers will rebuild at the Heritage Park and Nature Trail near the site of the original canal locktender’s house.

On Sunday, March 11 at 2:30 p.m., newly-elected president, Paul Metzger, will introduce four nominees for board and trustee positions with the Muncy Historical Society. The three nominees for board positions are Tom Breneisen, Kathy Heilman and Judith Youngman; Jane Cotner is the nominee to fill the vacant trustee position. Breneisen, Heilman and Cotner have served previously in board and/or trustee roles; Youngman has been directing the Society’s quilt show efforts for the past eight years and is one of the core artists involved in the Society’s annual artists’ exhibition and show.

Following the board and trustee elections, Linda Poulton will present “Dare to Dream” at the Muncy Historical Society, located at 40 N. Main Street, Muncy. Poulton will retrace the Society’s experiences with their major community-oriented efforts, beginning with the 1999 resurrection and rededication of the Walton Graveyard, one of Muncy’s oldest cemeteries. This “story behind the story” presentation will take attendees on a visionary journey that includes the restoration of the 8-Square Schoolhouse, the packet boat cabin and water lock exhibit salvage projects, and the completion of Phase I of the Muncy Heritage Park and Nature Trail.

Poulton will conclude her presentation by introducing this year’s challenge, which several organizations saw as impractical and unrealistic. The Society board, its members and volunteers dared to dream again, to imagine the seemingly impossible and to realize the possibilities of what might be.

The Society’s meetings and events are always open to the public. Museum tours begin at 1:30 on meeting days and light refreshments are served immediately following the program in the colonial kitchen.