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Newest Newsletter 2016   Vol.6, No.1

Season Opens At Dale/Engle/Walker House with Dairy Month

DairyMonth2016Come see ice cream made the old-fashioned way, see local dairy items, and tour the historic Dale/Engle/Walker House.
The Union County Historical Society's Dale/Engle/Walker House will open for the season on Sunday, June 5.
The society will celebrate Dairy Month with an old-fashioned ice-cream social.  The house features the exhibit  “Milkin' It: Union County's Dairy History” with local dairy bottles, caps, milk boxes and advertising. Another exhibit,  “Union County Collects,” has a variety of interesting pieces from the society's collection including a beautiful set of hand-painted locally-made chairs. Tours of the house include the original hearth with period cooking implements, the wagon shed with vintage farm tools and equipment, and the old milk house.

Doug Shaffer will demonstrate how to make ice cream with an old-fashioned ice cream machine and hit-and-miss engine, and offer samples of this special treat. Pennsylvania Cystic Fibrosis (PACFI) will sell their famous apple dumplings. This event on this day runs from 1-4. House tours will be conducted during this time as well.

Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children age 12 to 18, free for children under age 12.

The Dale/Engle/Walker House will be open every Sunday afternoon from June through October. Watch for special Celebrate Heritage events throughout the season. For more information, contact the  Union County Historical Society at 570-524-8666 or info@unioncountyhistoricalsociety.org

"Pedal Through the Past" Bike Ride"

"Pedal Through the Past" Bike Ride"

Tour the back roads of Mifflinburg with bike tour guide Mary Sullivan as you discover the little known history of the Red Bank area. Photos of area "landmarks" and historical highlights will be shared.  

The bike ride, recommended for ages 12 and older, will cover six to seven miles in about 2 1/2 hours, with frequent stops at historic sites.  The tour begins at Red Bank School on Red Bank Road (2 miles north of Mifflinburg, turn right off Forest Hill Road).
Participants are to supply their own bikes, and are asked to wear florescent vests, or clothing to help with visibility, and any other gear deemed necessary by the rider.  Please bring water and snacks.  

Each date is limited to ten participants. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to departure.

"Pedal Through the Past" Bike Ride Dates:
Sunday, May 15 (Rain date May 22) 1:30-4 PM
Sunday, June 5 (Rain date June 12)  1:30-4 PM
Sunday, September 18 (Rain date September 25) 1:30-4 PM

The cost is $5 per person. Prepaid registration is required. Please send check, indicating the number of riders in your party, to the Union County Historical Society, 103 S. 2nd St., Lewisburg, PA 17837 two weeks prior to the date of the ride or you can register below.

Further information and questions can be directed to the UCHS office at 570-524-8666 or info@unioncountyhistoricalsociety.org and to Mary Sullivan at  570-966-4320 or msulliva@pct.edu.

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Heirloom Weaver Textile Discounts - While supplies last

Textile Sale – While supplies last.
Are you Spring Cleaning? Need new pillow covers or table covers? The UCHS has a few of these times in stock and are marked down. Our items come from Family Heirloom Weavers. They have been “weaving in the tradition of the early textile practices of homespun woven good. Since they do their own weaving, their product is made in the USA and the materials they use are made in the USA as well.
We have various pillow covers in different colors and patterns (while supplies last) for sale.

Pillow coverlets are 16” x 16” in size.
Regular price $22 dollars each - $40 pair
Discounted price $16 each - $30 pair

The designs and colors are as follows with quantity of each item left:
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Light Olive


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Blooming Leaf



New ImageStar of Bethlehem Pattern
Brown              3
Blue                 1




Mix and Match info below

Lewisburg 1937 DVD

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The DVD 1937 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 you can either have it sent by mail or pick up at the office.

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Pick up at office - Please make sure you have your contact information so we can call or email you when its ready for pick up.

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The Campus Theatre

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

 "The Campus Theatre" prints, just released by the Union County Historical Society, capture the original drawing for the theatre by architect David Supowitz.

 David Supowitz (1893-1964) was born in Philadelphia, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Architecture in 1915  and M.S. in 1916. Working at several firms and in private practice, Supowitz specialized in theatre designs, producing the Hollywood Theatre in Atlantic City, NJ (1936), and the Goldman Theatre in Philadelphia (1946). 

 The print shows movie-goers under the neon-lit marquee for a showing of "New Moon," a musical film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Robert Z. Leonard, (and W. S. Van Dyke) with Jeannette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy.

 The Campus Theatre on Market Street, Lewisburg, has been showing movies since 1941. The Art Deco movie house is one of only a few left in the US, and has been beautifully restored inside and out.

 "The Campus Theatre" prints are now available – made to order – from the historical society.  Print size 16" x 16" is $100 plus tax; 12" x 12" is $75 plus tax. 

Prints may be picked up at the Society office or shipped (in which case add $10 for shipping). Supplies are limited. 

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If you wish to pay for your print online and pick-up at the Society, you may do so. When ordering your print, under Contact Info please put your phone number or email address so we can call you when the prints are ready to pick up.

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Contact Info - Pickup @ Office