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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

History Speaks Podcast February 2021

Two turn of the century baseball players from Danville receive brief stops on their “Field of Dreams” in major league Baseball. Credits: Take Me Out To The Ballgame (1908) Edward Meeker: YouTube Photo of Art McCoy: Helen “Sis” Hause Sketch of William Yerrick Chicago Chronicle February 15 1896: Newspapers.com Other Content: Newspapers.com and Wikipedia

By: Terry Diener

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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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