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


BY TERRY DIENER Montour County Historian Helen “Sis” Hause has a great newspaper column this week, detailing Abraham Lincoln’s connection to Montour County Civil War soldiers. Her column is entitled “Moments in Time” and its amazing how local men had direct and indirect contact with Lincoln in his life and his death. Please take the […]

By: Terry Diener

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Ned Buntline/Edward Zane Carroll Judson

A man credited with creating the legends that surrounded ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody, ‘Wild Bill’ Hickock and ‘Bat’ Masterson spent some of his formative years in Danville. Ned Buntline’s real name was Edward Zane Carroll Judson.  Reference made by D.H.B. Brower in his 1881 History of Danville mentions this colorful adventurer and writer. Brower says “Ned […]

By: Lynn Reichen

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Join us at the Montgomery House

The Museums close for Sunday visitors on November 1st until May.  But are open by appointment year round by calling and leaving a message at 570-271-0830  or  570-275-8528. Please leave your name, phone number and short message and someone will get back to you.  (please ask about any fees that may be charged for groups)

By: Lynn Reichen

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