President's Message

November 6, 2017

Historical Society Members and Supporters,

With thoughts about attending the Society's Annual Dinner, we know Thanksgiving's family dinner, family gatherings and thankfulness for all that we have and enjoy are a thing of the past for this year.  The "Dinner" as in the last few annual meetings is scheduled to take place at the Front Street Station on December 7.   A little different program is in the planning with Alexa Spaventa, Dixie Gavason and John Moore highlighting some holiday traditions from the past as well as a special performance by the Susquehanna International Folk Dancers.  Check the menu choices and be sure to make your reservations.  It is always fun to be able to socialize with friends before the Christmas and New Year activities get into full swing.
The annual "Lantern Tour" was well attended at the end of October with tours given by the Augusta Regiment and Historical Society members. It is always interesting to interact with the young and older folks attending, especially those who have never attended activities at the museum/fort.  
The Sunday afternoon openings ended the last Sunday in October.  Local folks and people driving through the area whether via car or motorcycle made the opening interesting for the board members who were guides.
The Society will again hold the "Indoor Yard Sale"  February 15, 16 & 17.  Check your drawers and closets for items not recently used then come to the yard sale to shop for new treasures to fill those vacant spaces left by your donations.
Our last program for the year will be November 16 at 7 pm with John Moore as the speaker.  John always has interesting local information to share with the audience.
This is my last "Letter from the President".  I have enjoyed working with the Society--board and members--and hope everyone continues to share and learn more about our local history of which there is so much.

Connie Tressler


Mission Statement

The mission of the Northumberland County Historical Society is to encourage and stimulate interest in the rich history and diverse culture of Northumberland County and to preserve it by operating and maintaining a genealogical and historical research center and by caring for and increasing the Society's archives, photographs, and objects collections which document the county's history and culture and the lives of those who resided here; by educating through a museum at the site of Fort Augusta that features both permanent and site-specific exhibits and short-term county-specific exhibits of material culture; and by offering programs, special events, and publications to the general public and the membership thus serving as an asset to the residents of Northumberland County, the Susquehanna River Valley, as well as visitors to our region.