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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: 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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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 […]

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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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