Past Events 2019

Annual Indoor Yard Sale February 14th, 15th & 16th

A good time was had by all !!!!!

Just some of the items we had to offer

 

 

March 21, 2019

Dr. Katherine Faull

described 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. 

 


April 18, 2019

"Terror in the Tulpehocken" was the topic of 18th century re-enactor Lynn Otto. He described 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

There were many Re-enactors and Historians present to explain life in the past.

Capt. Mick (Local Canal History), Brad Becker with his miniature Cannons will be there. The Augusta Regiment, John Moore, (story teller) Van Wagner’s (White Wash Demo at 12pm), Dale Wolfe, (Gunsmith, rifling flintlocks), Large Quilt display in Parlor, DAR, Friends of Joseph Priestley, and more. 

Programs inside the museum were- 

John Moore - Frontier  history 

Lynn Otto - French and Indian War in Pa 

Rick Enterline – Civil War Music

Van Wagner – History in Music concert

John Deppen – Civil War top 10 books

Barry Stocker - Shohola Train Wreck near Honesdale


 

May 16, 2019

N. Daniel Schwalm, a retired Line Mountain teacher, told 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.

 


June 1st - D Day Display

Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!

 To honor the memory of those brave men, we had a display of WW2 equipment and vehicles for the public to see at the rear of the Northumberland county Historic society, 1150 front street in Sunbury on Sat. June 1st from 9- 4 p.m.  (behind Fort Augusta model)

September 19, 2019

Attic Treasures

 “Attic Treasures” was the theme for this meeting. Local historians displayed and told about a variety of historic and pre-historic artifacts in the collection of the society.