President's Message

April 14, 2019


Dear Members,

           Spring has nearly sprung here in Northumberland County. We’ve had a few warm and sunny days and the daffodils and crocuses are in full bloom.  It won’t be long until buds turn into leaves and that lush green canopy returns invigorating all of us who are inspired by the newness that this season brings.


            Our volunteers certainly didn’t hibernate while we were closed for the winter.  The library staff continued to work on genealogy and local history requests and a lot of time and energy went into preparing for our annual Indoor Yard Sale.  It was our most successful sale ever thanks to those who donated an amazing array of quality items. Seeing all those eager shoppers lined up at the door on the opening day was indeed impressive.  I’d like to thank Ann Roll, Toni Rice, Jenny Snyder, Sheri Engle and Kathleen Van Schuyler for taking the lead and  wish  to express gratitude to all of the other willing workers who assisted.

            Jody Ocker of Sunbury and Jenny Snyder of Dalmatia recently joined the Society’s board and we welcome their creativity, energy, and enthusiasm.  They and the rest of the board are busy working to upgrade our changing exhibit space in the parlor and hallway over the next several months. 

            Don’t miss our ever-popular History Day on Saturday, May 11.  There will be a variety of displays, reenactors, and demonstrators as well as several speakers with interesting programs throughout the day.  Come out and see what’s new!

Cindy Inkrote




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.