Preserving the Past for the Future

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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

Madam Montour, a Great Woman of History

In 1772, Northumberland County comprised what we now know as Northumberland, Columbia and Montour Counties. As the Susquehanna Valley grew with new settlers a demand arose for the erection of additional counties. Columbia and Montour Counties were taken from Northumberland County and organized as Columbia County on March 15, 1813. The county seat was in […]

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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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.  Come visit on Sunday  May 29, July 10 […]

By: Lynn Reichen

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