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.” The society’s umbrella includes the Muncy Historical Museum at 40 N. Main Street, the Muncy Heritage Park and Nature Trail at 601 Pepper Street, the Eight-Square School in Moreland Township, and a new project: Fort Brady Heritage Park at 296 N. Market Street.
Fortunately, as an all-volunteer organization, the society does not need to budget for staff salaries. Memberships, museum store sales, research fees, and private donations also are applied toward the annual operating costs.
The proceeds from its annual fundraising events – golf tournament, quilt show, and artists’ exhibition and sale – help underwrite the society’s community-oriented and educational initiatives.
Although concerned with the rainfall totals prior to the POPS Williamsport Symphony concert, the August 4 event was an evening filled with incredible music, popcorn, and fireworks.
Remaining on its 2018 calendar is the annual Artists Exhibition and Sale, to be held at the First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market Street, in Muncy, a new location. The dates are Nov. 9 – 10.
Also, during the next few months, society volunteers will be actively involved with Muncy’s Local History class, both in classroom and on specially-designed field trips.
The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania works to improve the quality of life in north central Pennsylvania through community leadership, the promotion of philanthropy, the strengthening of nonprofit impact and the perpetual stewardship of charitable assets. FCFP strives to create powerful communities through passionate giving. For more information visit www.FCFPartnership.org.