Union County Historical Society

Welcome to the Union County Historical Society!

 

 

"Exploring Union County's Past to Inform the Present and Future"

For over a hundred years, the Union County Historical Society has gathered, recorded, and shared this county’s rich past. The oral histories, honored memories, and treasured heirlooms in our archives and collections capture and chronicle the essence of time and place.

Explore newspapers, publications, property histories, and genealogies. Join us and discover how your place in time links with ours. This is where your personal journey begins.

Valentine's Day Display

Please stop by the UC Government Center and check out our latest display. Many thanks to Phyllis Dyer and Matt Wagner for arranging these items from the UCHS collections.

Winter/ Spring Programs and Events

22 February - National History Day Region 5 Competition - Lock Haven University

23 February - "History of African-American Enslavement in Central Pennsylvania (And How They Got Away With It)" - UC Library, Lewisburg, 12-2 p.m.

27 February - Outreach Committee Meeting - DEW House, 6:30 p.m.

 3 March - "History  of Native Americans in Central Pennsylvania" - Lewisburg Cub Scout Pack, Lutheran Church, 5 p.m. (Snow date: 17 March)

11 March - "Early Tools of the Frontier" - Kelly Township Elementary School - TBD a.m.

                - "History of Native Americans in Central Pennsylvania" - Sunbury DAR, 6:30 p.m.

13 March - UCHS Board of Directors Meeting, UC Government Center, 6:30 p.m.

23 March - "History of the Dale-Engle-Walker House and Its Reflection of Union County's History," - UC Library, Lewisburg, 12-2 p.m.

30 March - DEW Clean-up, 9 a.m. to noon - Bucknell students and Cub Scouts

31 MarchShowing of "Surrender!" - Campus Theatre, Lewisburg, 1 p.m.

6-7 April - "Penn State Native American Powwow"-  Mt. Nittany Middle School, Boalsburg - for more information, go to: powwow@psu.edu

8-9 April - PA Federation of Museums Conference, Chadds Ford, PA

11 April - UCHS Spring Dinner - Brian Benfer, "Drone Aerial Views of the Susquehanna Valley" - Carriage Corner, Mifflinburg

13 April - "Union County History Hop" - DEW House, White Deer Train Station, Gutelius House, Little Log House, Buggy Museum, Packwood House

24 April - Union County History Tour - Limestone Valley Mennonite Parochial School

27 April - "The 1790 Susquehanna Frontier" - Lycoming County Genealogical Society, Williamsport, 1 p.m.

28 April - "Plein Air Event" - sponsored by the Linn Conservancy, DEW House

28 April - "History of Native Americans in Central Pennsylvania" - Juniata County Historical Society, Lower Tuscarora Presbyterian Church, Port Royal, 2 p.m.

8 May - UCHS Board of Directors Meeting - DEW front porch, 6:30 p.m.

10-11 May - National History Day State Competition - Carlisle, PA

14 May - Union County History Tours - Mifflinburg School Students

18 May - "Women of Weikert" Program by Emilie Jansma - UC Library, Lewisburg, 12-1:30 p.m.

14 August - UCHS Board of Directors Meeting - UC Government Center, 6:30 p.m.

 9 October - UCHS Board of Directors Meeting - UC Government Center, 6:30 p.m.

11 December - UCHS Board of Directors Meeting - UC Government Center, 6:30 p.m.

Upcoming BILL course of interest!

UCHS friend, Mary Sieminski, will offer a three-day course, "The Mystery of Julia C. Collins, Williamsport Author of the First Novel by an African-American Woman," through Bucknell's Lifelong Learning Program. For more information, check out BILL's course schedule at http://online.fliphtml5.com/gztu/smrh/#p=1

 2018 John B. Deans Fall Dinner

On Friday, 16 November, UCHS held our annual dinner at the Lewisburg Hotel. Over 75 members congratulated the winners of our Outstanding Service Award, Phyllis Dyer and Christopher Macneal.

Phyllis played a pivotal role in celebrating Union Township's Bicentennial, in addition to serving on our Board of Directors and on our Archives Committee. Chris wrote last year's Heritage book, the monumental The Shape of Time in Buffalo Valley: The Farmsteads and Barns of Union County.

Although he was unable to attend, the historical society also extended its appreciation to Logan Roush, awarding him with its Outstanding Achievement Award, for his tireless efforts promoting the history of New Berlin.

Proceeds from our silent auction went to the Bill Clemons Scholarship Fund. This honors the work and memory of Bill Clemons, one of the most enthusiastic supporters of UCHS. Members gave Bill's wife, April, a round of applause, thanking her for sharing him with us all of those years.