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

The Destruction of the Last Covered Bridge

The winter of 1903-1904 was one of massive snow depth and cold. Due to the extremely cold temperatures, the North branch of the Susquehanna River was covered with a thick coating of ice; all the way to it’s joining of the West branch at Northumberland. Early in March there came a prolonged downfall of rain, […]

By: Lynn Reichen

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Baseball in Montour County!

Danville and Baseball Walt Whitman fell for baseball in its first heyday saying “I see great things in baseball. It’s our game – the American game.” Mention baseball and most fans will tell you Abner Doubleday invented the game. However, while Doubleday is credited with influencing baseball during the Civil War era, most historians believe […]

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, at 685 Liberty Valley Road, approx. 5 miles west, outside of Danville.75-8528. Please leave your name, phone number and short […]

By: Lynn Reichen

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