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Newest Newsletter 2016   Vol.6, No.1

Historic Playing Cards

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Union County Historic Playing cards are here. While you enjoy your favorite game of poker, rummy or even war, you can peruse the pictures and captions of various historical sites and events of Union County.
These decks make great gifts for everyone. Speaking of gifts, the holiday season is right around the corner. They are available for $9 a deck plus $3 S&H or they can be picked up at the office. If you order between 2-5 decks, S&H is $5.

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Union County Historical Society Coloring Books

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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2016 Season at Dale/Engle/Walker House with Dairy Exhibit and special Collections Exhibit

DairyMonth2016The Dale/Engle/Walker House, 1471 Strawbridge Road, Lewisburg, will exhibit anything dairy this year.

The house features the exhibit  “Milkin' It: Union County's Dairy History” with local dairy bottles, caps, milk boxes and advertising. The 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 with a dairy display.

The Dale/Engle/Walker House, 1471 Strawbridge Road, Lewisburg, will be open for tours and exhibits every Sunday afternoon 2 to 4 PM from June through October.  Our next demonstration will be on Sunday, August 28 from 2 to 4 PM with Knitter/Weaver Ruth Burnham.

Directions: from Route 15 in Lewisburg, take Route 192 west for 1.5 miles, turn north on Strawbridge Road and drive 1.5 miles to the site.

For more information, contact the  Union County Historical Society at 570-524-8666 or info@unioncountyhistoricalsociety.org, and visit the website at http://www.unioncountyhistoricalsociety.org/

Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children age 13 to 18, free for children 12 and under.

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.  

Registration is closed for this date.  If you have interest in future rides, please contact the office at 570-524-8666.

For those who have registered, please arrive 10 minutes prior to departure.

"Pedal Through the Past" Bike Ride:
Sunday, September 18 (Rain date September 25) 1:30-4 PM

Lewisburg 1937 DVD

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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.

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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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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 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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