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Union County Coloring Book

UCHSColoringBookThe newly reprinted coloring book Color Me Union County features 14 historic building in Union County, including a schoolhouse, train station, covered bridge, the courthouses, historic mill, barn and homes. The accompanying text describes each historic building.

The price is $5 per book. A standard set of crayons is included with your purchase at no charge.

You can order online and pick up the coloring book and crayons at the UCHS office, or you can order online and we can ship the book and crayons to you. S&H $4.

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Lewisburg DVD

LSGB DVD

The DVD 1937 in Lewisburg contains rare footage of people, places and happenings in the borough shot by an unknown photographer in 1937.  You can order your DVD today and have it sent by mail, or you can pick up the DVD at the UCHS office.

Copy of the DVD can be purchased at the following location:

The Mercantile in Lewisburg, PA

 

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Pick up at office – Please send your contact information so we can call or email you when the DVD is ready for pick up.

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UNION COUNTY HERITAGES 2000 TO THE PRESENT

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Heritage Volume XXV, 2016 History of Funerals and Funeral Directing in Union County, Pennsylvania

Authors James L. and Carol G. Schwartz of Mifflinburg draw on their extensive professional experience as well as their experience of living and raising a family in a Union County funeral home to tell us the story of a long tradition now in flux. American society has a strong tradition of showing respect for the person who has died by a dignified funeral, when the living “pay their respects” and say their goodbyes. The funeral has, for centuries, been a somber occasion, most often associated with a religious service and a cemetery committal. The History of Funerals and Funeral Directing in Union County tells the story of that tradition and how it has changed and continues to change in Central Pennsylvania.

History of Funerals

 

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Heritage Volume XXIV, 2014 Water-Powered Gristmills of Union County

Authored by Tom Rich and David W. Del Testa. The history of the county is told through the stories of the forty gristmills and the people that operated them in every corner of the county. These mills are placed within both an international and statewide historical context. Along with descriptions of the lives and times of these mills, the book explains the historical development of Grist Mill Technologies and their impact on the growth and physical landscape of the county. 260 pages of text, drawings and historical photographs.

Water-Powered Grist Mill

 

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Heritage Volume XXII 2010, Cows on the Landscape and a Milkman at Your Door: Dairy in Union County 1900-2005

Heritage Volume XXI 2010, Cows on the Landscape and a Milkman at Your Door: Dairy in Union County 1900-2005.  Authors William Dwitrick, Hertha Wehr, Donald Hoy, Tony Shively, Mareta Digan and Jeannette Lasansky take the reader on a historical overview of dairy in Union County.

 

Cows on the Landscape

 

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Heritage Volume XXI 2008, Samuel Dale 1741-1804: A Life and Estate in Union County

Authors Forrest K. Fothergill, Ted Strosser, James Clements and Jeannette Lasansky give the reader a historical glance of the first settlers in the county and discusses his life and his homestead.

 

 

Samuel Dale

 

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Heritage Volume XX 2006 The History of the Federal Penitentiary at Lewisburg

Authors John Roberts, Diana Lasansky, Lois Hoffines, and Jeannette Lasansky discuss the many different aspects of the Penitentiary located at Lewisburg.

 

 

History of the Fed Pen at Lewisburg

 

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Heritage Volume XIX 2004, The J.A. Spigelmyer Rod & Gun Club and The Union County Sportmen's Club - A Look Back

Authors Lois Huffines, Car R. Catherman and David Johnson take a unique look at the Spigelmyer Rod and Gun Club as well as the Union County Sportsmen’s Club both located in Union County.

 

 

JA Spigelmyer Rod and Gun

 

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Heritage Volume XVII 2000, Theodore Sterner Christ Civil War Surgeon from Union County

Author Kenn Reagle discusses the life and times of Theodore Sterner Christ as he grew up in Union County. He gives us an inside look at Christ’s diaries and looks at his time served as a surgeon-in-chief in the Union Army.

  

Theodore Sterner Christ

Book/Order List

Drop down menu order menu below each section.
Heritage Series 

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Retail      Member

 $10.00    $10.00      1978 Heritage                                                                           
                                  Translating Spirit of '76
                                  Benjamin Focht
                                  Jost Heinrich Fries
                                  Historical Tour of Union County
                                  Blacksmiths/Tinsmiths In Union County
$10.00    $10.00      1988 Heritage                                                                      
                                 Union County Role in World War I
$10.00    $10.00      1992 Heritage                                                                           

                                 History of Mifflinburg
$10.00    $10.00      1996 Heritage                                                                           
                                 History of Union County
                                 New Berlin
                                Townships of Limestone and Buffalo
$10.00    $10.00     1998 Heritage                                                                         

                                History of Union County
                                Includes the following townships
                                Kelly, White Deer, Gregg
                                East Buffalo and Union
$10.00    $10.00     2012 African Americans in Union County: Slave and Free

ORDER BELOW For Heritage

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Book Order List – Art Books, CDs and DVDs

Retail    Member
                                        Art Books
$15.00    $13.50       Samuel Plank PA Folk Art                                                     
                                        DVDs
$16.00    $15.00       Surrender! Sudden Death of Alvira, Pennsylvania           
$15.00    $14.25       1937 Lewisburg                                                                      
$15.00    $14.25       1937 Mifflinburg                                                                     
                                      CDs
$15.00    $14.25       Lewisburg Cemetery                                                             
$ 5.00    $  5.00       Herald Angels (Christmas Music)                                        

Order Below For CDs, DVDs, and Art book

Non Member Retail Prices

 

Member Prices

 

Book Order List – Calendar, Church History, Civil War

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Retail    Member
                      Calendar
$ 6.00    $ 5.00       2017 Calendar
$ 4.00    $ 3.00       2017 Pocket Size Calendar
                   Church History
$12.00   $10.80        History of Christ Lutheran
$ 5.00    $ 5.00         Old Buffalo Church
                 Civil War History
$13.50    $12.00       Civil War Remembered
$ 7.50     $ 7.50        Sabre Strokes of Independent Dragoons
$10.50    $10.50       Underground Railroad published by the Park Service

Order Below for Calendar, Church History or Civil War

Non Member Retail Prices

 

Member Prices

 

Book Order List – History of Union County
Retail    Member
$47.00   $43.00       Annals of Buffalo Valley – 1755-1855
$31.75   $28.50       Index to the Annals of Buffalo Valley
$20.00   $18.00       Buffalo Valley History – History of the Grofddale Mennonites 1960-2004
$ 8.00    $ 7.50        Union County Historic Playing Cards
$28.00   $25.50       Rural Delivery Real Photo Postcards from Central PA. Hard Copy
$18.00   $16.50       Rural Delivery Real Photo Postcards from Central PA. Soft Copy
$50.00   $45.00       Union County Pennsylvania A Celebration of History

Order Below for Histories of Union County

Non Member Prices

 

Member Prices

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Heritage Series are located below. You can order them directly online. 

All Prices on this book list (excluding Millennial Heritages tax will be added in shopping cart) include sales tax.
PRICE    MEMBER   TITLE OF BOOK
$23.25     $21.00     A Good Start: The Aussteir or Dowry
$20.00     $19.00     Alvira and the Ordinance
$10.00      $9.00      Alvira Map
$26.50     $23.75     Atlas of Union and Snyder Counties 1868 (temporarily out of stock)
$10.00     $10.00     Directory of Prominent Business Places in Lbg./ 1986 Heritage
  $4.25       $3.75     Genealogical Map of the Counties
$15.00     $15.00     History and Magic of the Honeycomb
$26.50     $23.75     In the Heart of Pennsylvania: Symposium Papers
$23.00     $21.00     Lewisburg - Images of America
$23.00     $21.00     Mifflinburg and the West End
$19.00     $17.00     New Berlin and the Buffalo Valley
$20.00     $20.00     Necessary Rules for Children in Pennslvania
$15.00     $13.50     On the Cutting Edge
$20.00     $18.00     Pieced by Mother: Symposium Papers
$37.00     $33.50     Tombstone Inscriptions of Union County
$42.50     $38.00     Union County Cemeteries on CD
$23.00     $21.00     Union County River Towns


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