Preserving the Past for the Future

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Our Museums

Montgomery House

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A Federal style stone house built by William Montgomery of Chester County, Pa. in the late 18th century stands on the corner of Bloom and North Mill Sts. in Danville.

Boyd House

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The home was built in the early 1880s by Daniel Montgomery Boyd, grandson of Daniel Montgomery and great grandson of William Montgomery, founder of Danville.

Mooresburg School House

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The old one-room school was erected in 1875 and was rebuilt in 1891. The Valley Township School closed in 1964, the last of these schools in Montour County.

In the News

Madame Montour

In 1772, Northumberland County comprised what we now know as Northumberland, Columbia and Montour Counties. As the Susquehanna Valley grew with new settlers a demand arose for the erection of additional counties. Columbia and Montour Counties were taken from Northumberland County and organized as Columbia County on March 15, 1813. The county seat was in […]

By: Lynn Reichen

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Open House October 9, 2016

Visit one the of the few schoolhouses left that is still full of desks, books and shows just how our ancestors learned their ‘reading, writing and arithmetic’. Bring your chairs and listen to the entertainment, enjoy free refreshments and visit and meet with students who once attended the old school. The Schoolhouse stands in Mooresburg […]

By: Lynn Reichen

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Join us on Sundays at the Montgomery House

The Montgomery House is open for visitors every Sunday from May 1 thru Oct 31 from 2pm to 4pm. On the last Sunday of the month, come and listen to Van, Luke and Cal Wagner as they talk about a different aspect of Montour County history. A few of the topics the Wagner family are […]

By: Lynn Reichen

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