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.

What's New?

Summer DEW House Tours

Exhibits will be on display during the summer from 1 to 4 PM on the following Sunday afternoons: 24 June, 15 July, 29 July, 12 August, and 26 August. House tours will be available throughout these afternoons.

 

WWI Program: AN AFTERNOON WITH ANDREW LYSIAK

 

Join us Saturday, 14 July, at the DEW for an afternoon with Andrew Lysiak. Beginning at 1 PM, Mr. Lysiak will share information about Troop M, a local cavalry unit, and World War I weaponry.

World War I and Boy Scout exhibits will be available for viewing throughout the afternoon. DEW House tour at noon.

Admission $5.

 Photo Credit: Unidentified Cavalry Soldier in Uniform on Horseback. [Between 1917 and 1918] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018645956/>.

What's Happened!

DIGGIN' & BEE-IN' AT THE DEW

     

On Saturday, 16 June, Kim Mattern led an archaeological dig and explained the process archaeologists use to unearth and record evidence of past communities. He gave background information about the Susquehannocks and provided plenty of artifacts to study. Participants learned that patience and determination pay off when combing a site for artifacts. Student photographer, Micah Zook, visually recorded group activities and findings.

   

This day camp was sponsored by the G. Scott and Bessie K. Guyer Foundation and Weis Markets.