MCHS Speakers Series
Boyd House Museum 19 Bloom St.
Wednesdays, Door Opens 6:30, Cost $5.00 for All
Program at 7pm
Please Use Side Door off parking lot behind Boyd House . If handicapped
entrance is needed, call 570-898-4123 when you are in parking lot and we will
direct you to the entrance.
June 7— ‘Early Mail Service in Rural Pennsylvania’ – Ray
Lawton tells the advancement of mail service since his great grandfather,
the first mailman in Millville, delivered mail. Ray shares photos, and displays from his collection of rural mail carriers.
July 12—’A Deed of the Foulest Kind’ – Local Author and
historian Terry Diener will be discussing his book “A Deed of the Foulest Kind”
on July 12th. Two Danville citizens, a man and a woman,
allegedly poisoned their spouses in 1857, and were hung in the Montour County
Jail yard. Were they guilty, or victims? View original documents, including the
death warrants, and petitions to pardon one of the accused killers, Mary
August 2—’Photo Restoration’ – Many of us have old photos
of people, places, and other things that we would like to have restored.
Photographer Greg Laird of Danville will discuss photo restoration, show us how to do it and display before and after photos.
September 6—’History of the Rails to Trails’ – Bob
Stoudt, the director of the Montour Area Recreation Commission will discuss the
Rails to Trails Program in Montour and Columbia Counties. It includes the
story of the J. Manley Robbins Trail, also known as the Danville Bike Path, or
the Hess Loop Trail. It is a former rail corridor used for carrying iron ore to
furnaces, and was converted to a bicycle path in the 1890s, making it the
oldest “Rails to Trails” corridor in the country.
The Montgomery House Museum and The Boyd House Museums are open to visitors Sundays, 1pm-4pm.
The Genealogy Room is open Wednesdays 9am to noon. Sylvia and Becky are
willing to answer your Montour Co Family Tree queries. Sylvia 570-854-9920
The Mooresburg One Room Schoolhouse has a fresh new look for visitors. This
is one of the few schoolhouses left from the past in our area that is ready for
the students to just walk in, sit down and learn their ABCs! A new display is
now open in the lower level of the Carriage House. Plan to visit, show your
children and grandchildren how your parents and grandparents learned reading,
writing and arithmetic! The One room Schoolhouse is open for visitors the first Sunday of May, June, July & August 1-4pm The Schoolhouse is open by appointment by calling the
above phone numbers.
Your support and patronage is so vitalto keeping the Museums open and our story alive in Montour County.