President's Message

September 7, 2019

Dear Members and Friends,

As this very wet and muggy summer draws to a close, we’ll all look forward to the crisp clear air of fall and the beauty it brings to the Susquehanna River Valley. The record rainfall this spring and summer's extreme humidity did not keep visitors and researchers away. Our guest book indicates visitors came from many places in Pennsylvania and from many other states as well. Our volunteers have done an excellent job with the day-to-day tasks which run the gamut from genealogical and historical research, bookkeeping, pulling weeds, to taking care of the fort model and our collections. Their contributions of time and energy are valued and appreciated. Where would we be without our volunteers?

Our Thursday, September 19th meeting, “Treasures from the Attic,” will feature items from our collections. A variety of recent acquisitions as well as some long time favorites will be showcased. Tips on how to care for your own special treasures and family heirlooms will also be shared.

Our meetings and activities are set for the rest of 2019. Please be sure to check the calendar of events inside ewsletter for all the details.

The Society’s officers and board members are finalizing programs and special events for 2020. It’s sure to be an interesting lineup and we hope you’ll take advantage of these opportunities to learn more about our local history.

Our Annual Dinner will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd at the Packer House on N. Third Street in Sunbury. Reservation forms with all the details will be mailed in a few weeks.

I’d like to thank those who have contributed to our 2019 Annual Appeal. We are fortunate to have members who understand the need and are eager to help. We are truly grateful for your continued support which allows us to enhance our services and programs.

If you haven’t yet contributed to this year’s Annual Appeal, you may do so until December 31st.

Warm regards,

Cindy Inkrote

President

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.