2022 Speaker’s Series
WHERE: BOYD HOUSE MUSEUM, 19 BLOOM STREET, DANVILLE
TIME: MUSEUM OPENS 6:30 PM, PROGRAM AT 7:00 PM
FEE: $5.00/PROGRAM (members of MCHS also)
(All programs are on Wednesday evening)
Parking behind building, Please Enter Side Entrance of Museum from Parking Lot
August 3, 2022—Jim Price—”Gettysburg” Educator and Historian, Jim Price discusses “The Battle of Gettysburg”
August 17, 2022 — Alex Jordan introduces Ron Kirkwood and Paul Semanek. Author Mr. Kirkwood talks about his book “To Much for Human Endurance” which tell stories of the doctors, nurses & patients of The Spangler Farm Hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg. Mr. Semanek, director of the Spangler farm program tells how the Battle of Gettysburg affected the residences of the Spangler farm and Gettysburg.
Aug 31, 2022 — Bill Gibson & Terry Diener “My Great Grandfather’s Confederate Sword”
On July 1, 1863 during the Battle of Gettysburg, several Regiments, including the 11th PA Regiment which included soldiers from Montour & Northumberland Counties charged the enemy which resulted in the capture of about five hundred of the enemy, comprising three Regiments of Iverson’s North Carolina brigade, including the 23rd North Carolina, and Bill Gibson’s Great Grandfather. Come listen to Bill and Terry tell stories of this battle & the history of Bill’s Great Grandfather’s Sword.
Exciting news! the Genealogy Room of the MCHS is now open on Wednesdays 9am – noon. Check out the Genealogy Room page for all the details!
The Montgomery House Museum and The Boyd House Museums are now open 1pm-4pm on Sundays for visits until October. The Mooresburg One-Room School House Museum will be open from 1-4pm on Sept 4, 2022. The Museums can be opened by appointment anytime during the year by calling 570-271-0830 or 570-275-8528 (please ask about any fees that may apply for groups)
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! Plan to visit, show your children and grandchildren how your parents and grandparents learned reading, writing and arithmetic!
Your support and patronage is so vital to keeping the Museums open and our story alive in Montour County.