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Muncy Historical Society hosts juried exhibition of fine arts made in Pennsylvania

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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”

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Events

A Call to Action: Say ‘No’ to Alvira Land Swap

“LAND SWAP” WILL REMOVE DIRECT PUBLIC ACCESS TO ALVIRA CEMETERIES

Since first being made aware in early June of the potential land swap described below, we have not yet been successful in establishing a meeting between the Union County Historical Society, the Montgomery Area Historical Society, and county government representatives with the US Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC).  The aim has been to discuss alternatives to their current and potentially devastating land swap proposal.  We are now seeking to direct communication with the BOP and PGC by the larger community in an attempt to intervene in a constructive manner— to MAINTAIN DIRECT PUBLIC ACCESS — to Alvira’s cemeteries for those whose loved ones are interred there. Your active support, Your voice and Your informed communication with individuals on the contact list provided below is needed Now.

Please read on, and should you be so moved, please help us by communicating your thoughts to those who have the potential to impact the land swap as currently envisioned by the BOP and the PGC.  They have had no local input on their plans.  Continue reading “A Call to Action: Say ‘No’ to Alvira Land Swap”

Events

Program Focuses on the Civil War Submarine, C.S.S. Hunley

On Sunday, September 9 at 2:30 p.m., Barbie and Bush James will launch the fall schedule at the Muncy Historical Society’s 40 N. Main Street location.

Charleston, S.C. (Jan. 28, 2005) – Civil War Confederate submarine Hunley conservators Philippe de Vivies, left, and Paul Mardikian remove the first section of the crew’s bench at the Warren Lash Conservation Lab in the former Charleston Navy Shipyard, S.C. Archaeologists and conservators are hopeful that once the bench is removed, they will discover new Hunley artifacts. (Photo courtesy of Naval Historical Center.)

The C.S.S. Hunley was a submarine of the Confederate States of America and the first to sink an enemy ship during the Civil War. On February 17, 1864 Hunley attacked and sank the enemy ship, the USS Housatonic which was on Union blockade duty near Charleston. Soon after, Hunley sank for unknown reasons, killing all eight of her crew. The Hunley was discovered in 1995. An intensive underwater archaeological investigation and excavation culminated with the raising of the Hunley in 2000. The position of the remains of the eight crew members indicated that the men died at their stations.

Bush and Barbie James will present a brief history of the Hunley’s military endeavors before sharing their filming of the funeral taken when the remains of the crew were laid to rest at Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston, South Carolina on April 17, 2004. Tens of thousands of people attended the service including some 10000 reenactors and civilians dressed wearing period clothing.

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.