Library and Museum Hours:

Regular Hours: 1:00 to 4:00 pm - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through December 15.

The Library is open until 8:00 pm, the first Wednesday of the month, March through December.

The Museum will resume Sunday hours from 2:00 to 4:00 pm beginning June 4.

Visit the site of Fort Augusta and see its two remaining features, the well and the powder magazine. Check out the scale model of the fort from the observation deck. Explore the museum and the historical and genealogical research library.


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Reenactment of 1756 Ambush at Bloody Spring

The public is invited to attend a re-enactment of the August 1756 ambush at Bloody Spring by Indians of a Pennsylvania soldier belonging to the Fort Augusta garrison.
The free event will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 20. It will take place along Memorial Drive in Sunbury, across from the tennis courts.
The re-enactment will be sponsored by the Northumberland County Historical Society and the Augusta Battalion, whose members portray colonial soldiers belonging to the 3rd Battalion of the Pennsylvania Provincial Regiment.
Memorial Drive will be closed to traffic during the re-enactment. Spectators will be able to park in the lot of the Sunbury City Ice Rink and are urged to bring lawn chairs.
Following the re-enactment, the historical society will have an open house at its headquarters at 1150 N. Front St.
People attending the open house will have the opportunity to speak with the re-enactors, view artifacts related to Fort Augusta and tour the model fort in front of the Hunter House.

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Genealogical Library

Charlotte Darrah Walter library offers old newspapers and tax records on dvd and scores of genealogical reference books.

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Fort Augusta & Hunter House

Pennsylvania's stronghold in the upper Susquehanna Valley from of the French and Indian War to the close of the American Revolution

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March through December
Mon., Wed. and Fri.
1 to 4 PM

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