Current Events

Third Thursday Programs for 2019

All programs will be held at the Hunter House,

1150 N. Front St., Sunbury and will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served.

 

 

February 14-16, 2019

Mark your calendar now so you don’t miss our annual In-door Yard Sale planned for February 14th, 15th, and 16th. Help us spread the word—tell your family, friends, and coworkers that we welcome donations of gently used items. We guarantee that as you comb through all the bargain-laden tables, your cabin fever is sure to be cured.

The committee is now accepting donations of used items including kitchenware, glassware, china, books, collectibles, lamps, toys, craft and hobby items, seasonal and holiday decorations, videos, DVDs, CDs, and items of local interest. Sorry, we cannot accept clothing, shoes, pillows, bedding, electrical appliances, stuffed animals, college textbooks more than one year old, or encyclopedia sets.

Donations are welcome any time and may be dropped off at the Hunter House any Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment only after January 7th. Please call 570- 286-4083 to make arrangements.

The generous donations of quality items in the past made previous sales very successful. Please keep the Society and our sale in mind as you clean and declutter your attics, basements, closets, and garages this fall.

Thank you for supporting this important fundraiser! The funds generated help to maintain and improve the services the Society provides for its members and the public.

 

 

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March 21, 2019

Dr. Katherine Faull

will describe day-to-day life in the Native American community of Shamokin (present-day Sunbury) as the Moravian missionaries reported it in their German-language diaries. The Moravians operated a mission in Shamokin during the mid-1700s.

Dr. Faull is a professor of German Studies and Comparative Humanities at Bucknell University

 

 

 

 

April 18, 2019

"Terror in the Tulpehocken" will be the topic of 18th century re-enactor Lynn Otto. He will describe the impact of Indian raids on the Pennsylvania frontier during the French and Indian War. The Tremont resident belongs to the Augusta Battalion and the Friends of the Conrad Weiser Homestead, Womelsdorf. 

 

 

 

 

May 11, 2019

History Day

 

 

 

 

 

May 16, 2019

 N. Daniel Schwalm, a retired Line Mountain teacher, will tell about the experiences of Johannes Schwalm, a Hessian soldier who came to America to fight during the American Revolutionary War. He was captured at the Battle of Trenton in December 1776, settled in Pennsylvania after the war, and established a large family. Daniel Schwalm is one of his many descendants.

 

 

 

September 19, 2019

Attic Treasures

 “Attic Treasures” will be the theme for this meeting. Local historians will display and tell about a variety of historic and pre-historic artifacts in the collection of the society. 

 

 

October 17, 2019


Halloween historian Ellen Stump of Tower City will display a variety of Halloween-related antiques and will talk about customs and myths surrounding the holiday.


  

 

 

November 21, 2019

Janet R. Johnson, Curator of Archaeology at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, will tell us about the ongoing dig at the site of Fort Hunter along the Susquehanna River north of Harrisburg. She will also explain how Fort Hunter relates to Fort Augusta. Both forts were built during the French and Indian War.