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

History Speaks: September 2020 Podcast

Phillip Maus purchased 600 acres of land in what is now Montour County before General William Montgomery, who founded Danville. The September podcast takes a look at the Maus story and its contributions to Pennsylvania and this area.

By: Terry Diener

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History Speaks:Podcast August 2020

Born in Perry County in 1814, businessman and Philanthropist Thomas Beaver came to Danville in 1857 and left a lasting impact on Montour County because of his generous philanthropy.

By: Terry Diener

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History Speaks: July 2020 Podcast

History Speaks returns on a monthly basis with the July 2020 podcast. Educator,singer and songwriter Van Wagner is our guest. Van has taken the lead in organizing the Danville Heritage Festival in recent years. He has met the challenge of dealing with the coronavirus head-on by moving most of the events online in 2020. People […]

By: Terry Diener

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