Preserving the Past for the Future

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Our Museums

Montgomery House


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


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


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

Football in Danville

School has started and that means along with ‘reading, writing and arithmetic’ there is school sports, and Danville High School has a rich history in the sport of football. Derived from the English game of rugby, American football was started in 1879 with rules instituted by Walter Camp, player and coach at Yale University. In […]

By: Lynn Reichen

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Just Call to Visit the Schoolhouse

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’. The Schoolhouse stands in Mooresburg on route 642, also known as Liberty Valley Road, approx. 5 miles west, outside of Danville. To schedule a tour please call Jean […]

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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