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Last RafT DVDs now available

Last Raft Documentary DVDs

The Last Raft …

A Story of Courage and Tragedy on the Susquehanna

The Last Raft captures the glory and tragedy of the March 1938 journey using archival film footage, still photos, eyewitness interviews, and new footage shot at the actual locations of the events. This
one-hour documentary tells this story as never before, with a wealth of previously unshared material. $20/DVD

Produced by Karen L. Frock; Directed by JD DiAngelis; In conjunction with WVIA PBS Channel 44; Made possible in part by The Muncy Historical Society and Museum of History

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Last Raft Lapel Pins

“Last Raft” casted lapel pins ($5).

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Last Raft Collared Shirts

“Last Raft” collared shirts (SALE
PRICE $12.50!
), Sizes: S, M, L

Shirt size Small Medium Large

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SALE PRICE $12.50!

Muncy: Postcard History Series

Muncy, Pennsylvania, a small river town founded shortly after the
French and Indian War, is one of the earliest European settlements
in the West Branch Valley of the Susquehanna River. Thanks to the
canal, and then the railroad, historic Muncy was a business thoroughfare
and lumber boomtown.

Through vintage postcards, “Muncy” depicts the
varied past of this quiet town. Written by Robin Van Auken for the
Muncy Historical Society, this book is on sale now and is slated
for delivery on December 18, 2006, in time for the holidays. If
you buy online now, the author can personalize and autograph it
for you. Quantity is limited, so order yours now.

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TRADE PAPERBACK

ISBN: 0-7385-4921-5

The price is $19.99, plus shipping and handling.
Major credit cards and eChecks are accepted through the PayPal
link at left. Books also may be purchased at the Muncy Historical
Society’s gift shop, 40 North Main Street, Muncy.

Priceless Treasures

“Priceless Treasures,” (SALE
PRICE $10!
) by David L. Richards, containing the biographies
of the 71 soldiers whose names are inscribed on Muncy’s Civil War
Soldiers’ Monument. Richards, a native of Picture Rocks, visited
the Gettysburg Battlefield at the age of 7 with his parents and
“the world was ever the same afterwards.” He is a licensed
battlefield guide at Gettysburg National Military Park and continues
his research. He resides near Gettysburg with his wife, Teresa,
and their two children.

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SALE PRICE: $10!

Aerial Map of Historic Muncy: 1883

SALE PRICE $8!

SALE PRICE $8!


Around Montgomery:
Postcard History Series

Incorporated in 1887, Montgomery is the youngest borough in Lycoming
County, yet it possesses a deeply rich and proud history. The town,
once heralded as the “best small town on the Susquehanna,” was home
to world-renowned author Conrad Richter. The vintage images in Around
Montgomery show rare scenes of Alvira, a community well established
for over a century before meeting its tragic end in the 1940s, as
well as glimpses of Devitt’s Camp, a rural retreat for tuberculosis
patients.

The images in this volume highlight the first 50 years of the borough
and depict the people and places that made up the dynamic history
of Montgomery and its neighboring communities.

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TRADE PAPERBACK

ISBN: 9780738557663

The price is $19.99, plus shipping and handling.
Major credit cards and eChecks are accepted through the PayPal
link at left. Books also may be purchased at the Muncy Historical
Society’s gift shop, 40 North Main Street, Muncy.


Around Hughesville:
Postcard History Series

In 1816, Jeptha Hughes purchased a tract of land along Muncy Creek
and named it Hughesburg. The town grew, and it was renamed Hughesville
in 1852. Local artisans, such as millers, blacksmiths, coopers,
and cobblers, flocked to the area and plied their trade. Schools
and churches were established, the Williamsport and North Branch
Railroad made daily stops in the area, and farm families raised
livestock, field crops, and vegetable gardens.

The Hughesville Fair, an agricultural exhibition begun in 1870,
became an annual tradition. Around Hughesville chronicles the people
and places of this rural community between the 1880s and the 1930s,
when Hughesville was a town that embraced innovative industrial
change as it retained its old-fashioned country charm.

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ISBN:9780738554570

The price is $19.99, plus shipping and handling.
Major credit cards and eChecks are accepted through the PayPal
link at left. Books also may be purchased at the Muncy Historical
Society’s gift shop, 40 North Main Street, Muncy.

Sullivan County:
Postcard History Series

Called the “Gem of the Endless Mountains,” Sullivan County has
been a crossroad and ethnic melting pot in the highlands of northern
Pennsylvania for more than two centuries. There are villages, ghost
towns, family farms, and hunting camps scattered along valley floors
and clinging to the mountainsides. Early lumber mills were built
along the Big and Little Loyalsock Creeks and tributaries in the
early 1800s, and outdoor sports and modern tourism became major
industries in the 20th and 21st centuries. Land speculation by companies
such as Asylum Land Company led to the development of coal, lumber,
and railroad industries throughout the county.

The Sullivan County Historical Society and Museum began in 1932
with a mission to preserve the history of Sullivan County and its
communities. C. J. Hatch, in conjunction with the historical society,
has compiled the vintage photographs in Sullivan County with the
help of many county residents.

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ISBN: 9780738562315

The price is $19.99, plus shipping and handling. Major
credit cards and eChecks are accepted through the PayPal link at
left. Books also may be purchased at the Muncy Historical Society’s
gift shop, 40 North Main Street, Muncy.

Alvira and the Ordnance

An American Dream Denied

A book by Paul C. Metzger and Stephen C. Huddy

Alvira and the Ordnance: An American Dream Denied” ($20) is an
in-depth sequel to a 1988 commemorative booklet ontgomery Area Historical
Society published, and is a fund raiser for that organization. It
is available from the authors, from Muncy Historical Society and
also from the society’s website, http://www.MuncyHistoricalSociety.org.

In addition to the co-authored book, cartographer Metzger has produced
a “Tract Map of Properties Taken for the Pennsylvania Ordnance Works.”
It is a laminated, 11-inch by 17-inch map that clearly depicts the
boundaries of those properties taken, their tract numbers, ownership,
acres sold and amount of compensation received from the government.

The price of the book only is $20.00, plus tax, shipping and handling.
The price of the Tract Map is $10, plus tax, shipping and handling.
Major credit cards and eChecks are accepted through the PayPal link
at left. Books also may be purchased at the Muncy Historical Society’s
gift shop, 40 North Main Street, Muncy.

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Country
Store Memories

by artist David Seybold,

signed, numbered, limited edition, $125

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Muncy
Compass Quilt Pattern

ca: 1855

The original Muncy Compass Quilt, dated 1855, is ined, hand-pieced
using cotton prints and solids, and is hand-quilted. Owned by the
Muncy Historical Society and Museum of History, this highly collectivel
Compass quilt features thirty-six blocks, each measuring 12 1/4″
x 12 1/2″ and is set six blocks by six blocks. The predominant
colors are two-step green, brown, and multi-colored.

Filled with thin cotton batting, the original quilt measures 76″
by 77 3/4″ and has a plain muslin backing. The quilt is completed
with a 3/8″ applied madder print binding.

NOTE: This pattern makes 13 1/2″ square blocks. There is no
border. Included with this pattern are two options for construction
of the circle block unit: hand piecing and paper piecing.

($10)

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Muncy
Eagle Quilt Pattern

ca: 1850-1880

This Eagle appliquéd crib quilt, circa 1850-1880, is hand-pieced,
hand-appliquéd and hand-quilted of silk plaid and cotton.
Owned by the Muncy Historical Society, this highly collectible Eagle
pattern features four five-point stars anchoring each corner, and
a one- and one-half inch sawtooth border. The predominant colors
are gold, gray and white.

Filled with a thin cotton batting, the 31-inch by 31-inch quilt
has a solid white backing and 3/16 inch applied binding. The eagle
measures 25-inches by 22.

The pattern, without the sawtooth border, is included in an album
quilt noted in Barbara Brackman’s “Encyclopedia of Appliqué”
(pg. 139).

($10)

Redware charger: “Michael,
a Moravian Monsey Indian”
($350) by Selinda Kennedy, a
signed, limited edition.
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“Mule Boy” by
Joan Gilbert
“Mule Boy” by Joan Gilbert with illustrations
by Kathryn Schaar Burke presents the history and operation of Pennsylvania’s
Lehigh and Delaware canals through the fictional adventures of a
boating family, the Oberfeldts.
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ISBN: 0930973305

PRICE: $12.95

“My Name is Jeremiah”
by Kathryn Schaar Burke“My Name is Jeremiah” first delighted children
in October 2003 at the Ice House in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Using
life-size puppets, Mock Turtle Marionettes Theater told the story
of Jeremiah, a boy who led a team of mules up and down the Lehigh
and Delaware canals in the 1800s, carrying coal from Mauch Chunk
(Jim Thorpe) to markets. This activity+coloring book tells part
of Jeremiah’s story, and introduces youngsters to several of America’s
most vital economic resources of the nineteenth century — anthracite,
canals, and hard-working people.

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ISBN: 093097333X

PRICE: $4.95

“Bridgetender’s Boy”
($12.50), By Linda BarthThis story takes place in 1868 along the Delaware and Raritan Canal
in New Jersey. On this canal, all of the bridges swung to the side
to allow boats to pass. Even very tall vessels could use the canal
because there were no overhead obstructions. Ten-year-old Josh Riley
lives in the village of Griggstown. He is the son of the bridgetender,
who pushes the bridge to the side when boats come through. Every
day Josh sees boats that come from faraway places. He wishes someday
he, too, could travel to big cities and see the world.

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ISBN: 0930973348

PRICE: $12.50

“Only One Child”Signed, limited edition true story of four young siblings from
England during World War II and their adoption and life in the United
States. The Barlow children were sent to be cared for by a family
friend in Canada, however a bureaucratic mix up resulted in a stranger,
Margaret Burgwin Brock, offering all four children her home in Pennsylvania
for the duration of the war. It was a home that lasted forever.
This tale of WWII British children evacuees is a touching rendition
of the generosity of two women — one who takes in four children
and the other who gives her children to “Aunt Peggy.”
HARDBACK: PRICE: $29.95
PAPERBACK, $15

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“Traders, Travelers &
Tomahawks”
($9.00) More True Tales About Indians, Outlaws,
Settlers and Soldiers on the Eastern Frontier by John L. Moore.

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PRICE: $9.00

Cannons, Cattle, &
Campfires”
($9.00) Even More True Tales About Indians,
Outlaws, Settlers and Soldiers on the Eastern Frontier by John L.
Moore.

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PRICE: $9

“Rivers, Raiders &
Renegades” 
($9.00) True Tales About Indians, Outlaws,
Settlers and Soldiers on the Eastern Frontier by John L. Moore.

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PRICE: $9

“Pioneers, Prisoners &
Peace Pipes” 
($9.00) True Tales About Indians,
Outlaws, Settlers and Soldiers on the Eastern Frontier by John L.
Moore.

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PRICE: $9

“Headwaters and Hardwoods”
($14.95)This must-have book presents the drama and romance of contemporary
folk arts of the area, telling the story of musicians, craftspeople,
story tellers and those steeped in woods lore, people whose modern
lives grow out of the cultural traditions and history of the past.

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ISBN: 0965434001

PRICE: $14.95

“The Susquehanna Frontier
(SALE PRICE $4.95!!)

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ISBN: 0966113004

SALE PRICE $4.95!

“The American Industrial Worker in the Progressive Era”
(SALE PRICE $4.95!)

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ISBN: B000FHRDAS

SALE PRICE $4.95!

“Clear the Other Side of
Everywhere”
($14.95) Storytelling Tradition in North Central
Pennsylvania.
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“Stitches in Time” ($14.95) Quilting Tradition
in North Central Pennsylvania.
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Now and Then magazine availability
– individual issues are $5 each.
Prices vary for spiral-bound, soft-cover volumes (Volumes X, XI,
XII, XIII, XIV, XXII $10; XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII [2-spiral set] $15);Prices vary for hard cover volumes (Volumes I, $135; III, $130;
V, $120; VIII, $90; IX, $60; X, $50; XIII, $50; XV, $30; XVIII,
$30; XIX, $10; XX, $10);Contact MHS to order:

Muncy Historical Society

40 North Main Street

P.O. Box 11

Muncy, PA 17756

(570) 546-5917

muncyhistorical@aol.com

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Wood renderings: First Muncy Valley
Hospital ($20), limited editions, numbered.
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Wood renderings: Eight Square School
($20), limited editions, numbered.
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Wood renderings: Eight Square School
sign ($15), limited editions, numbered.
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Porcelain collectible knick knack
box ($12), limited edition.
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Porcelain collectible ornaments
($8), limited edition
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Muncy Historical Society ink
pen ($6)
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Other Publications:

  • Now and Then magazine availability – individual issues
    are $5 each.Prices vary for spiral-bound, soft-cover volumes (Volumes X,
    XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XXII $10; XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII [2-spiral
    set] $15);Prices vary for hard cover volumes (Volumes I, $135; III, $130;
    V, $120; VIII, $90; IX, $60; X, $50; XIII, $50; XV, $30; XVIII,
    $30; XIX, $10; XX, $10);
  • “Priceless Treasures,” ($10)
    by David L. Richards, containing the biographies of the 71 soldiers
    whose names are inscribed on Muncy’s Civil War Soldiers’ Monument;
  • “Headwaters and Hardwoods” ($14.95);
  •  “Lycoming County’s Industrial Heritage”
    ($24.95)
  • “Settlers, Soldiers & Scalps” ($9.00)
  • “Rivers, Raiders & Renegades” 
    ($9.00)
  • “Pioneers, Prisoners & Peace Pipes”
    ($9.00)
  • “Traders, Travelers & Tomahawks” ($9.00)
  • Cannons, Cattle, & Campfires” ($9.00)
  • “Northern PA Freedom Trails” ($14.95).
  • “Mule Boy” ($12.95).
  • “Bridgetender’s Boy” ($12.50).
  • “My Name is Jeremiah” ($4.95).

Commemoratives:

    • Porcelain collectibles: ornaments ($8), paperweights ($10), knickknack
      boxes ($12), limited edition;
    • Ceramic “Historic Homes” ($8), hand-painted, limited editions (sponsored
      by the Muncy Rotary Club);
    • Print: “Aerial View of Muncy, 1883,” ($10)
      numbered, limited edition;
    • Print: Country Store Memories,” ($125) by artist David Seybold,
      signed, numbered, limited edition;
    • Wood renderings: 1) “Eight Square” School ($20); 2) “Eight Square”
      School sign ($15); 3) First Muncy Valley Hospital ($20); 4) Canal
      Boat ($2), limited editions, numbered;
    • Redware charger: “Michael, a Moravian Monsey Indian” ($350)
      by Selinda Kennedy, a signed, limited edition;
    • Shirts/Lapel Pins: “Last Raft” collared shirts ($12.50),
      S, M, L; “Last Raft” casted lapel pins ($5).

Video Tapes:

    • Stitches in Time” ($14.95)
    • Clear the Other Side of Everywhere” ($14.95)

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and shipping/handling costs apply. To purchase without using PayPal,
send check for purchase price and 6 percent sales tax to the Muncy Historical
Society, P. O. Box 11, Muncy, PA 17756.

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