Podcasts

Podcast 46: History Speaks shares a sampling of Irish Influence on Pennsylvania and Montour County, sharing stories onWilliam Penn, the Mollie Maguires link to Montour County, and Danville men in the 69th Irish Regiment at the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg

Credits: Narrator/Producer: Terry Diener Music: Traditional Irish Music from the Ghillies Susan Reichen Boardman of the National Park Service at Gettysburg Sources: 2008 December/January Irish America Magazine

By: Terry Diener

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Podcast 45: History Speaks looks at the life of Frances Birdie McHenry, the first female attorney in the Columbia and Montour Bar Association

Frances Birdie McHenry of Exchange Montour County became the first woman to practice law in Columbia and Montour Counties. But her life and marriage were also filled with trouble and turmoil. Frances Birdie McHenry, the first female attorney in Columbia and Montour Counties had a life not only of accomplishment but also trouble in her […]

By: Terry Diener

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Podcast 44: History Speaks Shares Memories of Historian Larry Mordan, his Welsh Heritage and Knowledge of Local Ore Mines

Podcast 44 of History Speaks features historian and musician Van Wagner sharing memories of his friendship with historian Larry Mordan, Larry’s Welsh heritage and his knowledge of local ore mines and the men who worked in them. Credits: Narrator/Producer: Terry Diener Music: Words of the Miners (Album: Going Back to Bald Top 2001) Information: Van […]

By: Terry Diener

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Podcast 43: History Speaks

In this week’s podcast from the Montour County Historical Society, Terry Diener shares the story of Mill Street in Danville in the early 1900’s as seen through the eyes of the late Lewis C. Heddens who was born and grew up on Mill Street Creits: Narrator and Producer: Terry Diener Source: Lewis C. Heddens and […]

By: Terry Diener

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Podcast 41: History Speaks

In this week’s edition of History Speaks, host Terry Diener discusses President’s Day, the music “Hail To The Chief” and men from Montour County whose lives crossed paths with Abraham Lincoln, in his life or death. Credits:  Narrator/Producer: Terry Diener Sources: Historian Helen “Sis” Hause Music: “Hail To the Chief” / James Sanderson Library of […]

By: Terry Diener

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Podcast 39: History Speaks takes a look at life in Danville in the early 1800s

Podcast 39: History Speaks takes a look at life in Danville in the early 1800s including how the words and phrases spinning yarns and spinsters came into being. Credits: Producer/Narrator: Terry Diener Information: History of Montour County by D.H.B. Brower 1881 Music: Home Sweet Home, by John Howard Payne, 1823

By: Terry Diener

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