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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

Podcast 67: History Speaks

What’s in a name? This week, the Montour County Historical Society podcast looks at same names of neighborhoods and villages in Danville and Montour County which may or may not be familiar to listeners. Credits: Narrator/Producer: Terry Diener Music: Van Wagner and “Lucky Man” Information: History of Danville by Fred W. Diehl (1969) Danville: Past […]

By: Terry Diener

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Podcast 66: History Speaks

Danville had a Symphony Orchestra in the late 1920s with a short revival in the early Thirties. One member was Samuel “Sike” Miller who sat down with Montour County Historical Society member Tom Magill to share some of those memories. Narrator/Producer: Terry Diener Photo: Helen “Sis” Hause Music: Internet Symphony Eroica by Moanalua HS Symphony […]

By: Terry Diener

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Podcast 65: History Speaks

This week’s podcast shares the story of Staff Sargeant Donald Traugh Junior of Danville. He was part of the fourteen man crew of the Lucky Lady Two, a B-50 bomber which flew around the world nonstop in 1949. Five years earlier Traugh had spent a year in a German POW camp after being shot down […]

By: Terry Diener

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