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NEW Heritage Volume JUST RELEASED!

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Union County Historical Society Heritage Volume XXVI, 2018

  The Shape of Time in Buffalo Valley: Farmsteads and Barns of Union County, Pennsylvania  


What can the agricultural landscape of Union County tell us about our history and culture?

In The Shape of Time in Buffalo Valley: Farmsteads and Barns of Union County, Pennsylvania, author Christopher Macneal (architect with Kieren Timerlake of Philadelphia) discusses the history of farm making and barn building in the county, drawing upon his survey of buildings and farmsteads. This new Heritage book includes 240 pages of text, drawings, maps, and photographs to describe an important aspect of Union County history.

The Shape of Time in Buffalo Valley is free for UCHS Life members and those who renew or join for 2018. Please visit the UCHS office in the county courthouse, 103 S. 2nd St., Lewisburg (M-F 8:30-4:30), to pick up your book (and renew your membership). Those who cannot come to the office may send their membership renewal with an additional $5.00 to cover the cost of shipping the book. Additional copies are available at $30 (if shipped) or $26 at the office.

 Membership with book-shipping fee, and book orders, can be paid using Paypal – see button below.

Heritage Vol XXVI
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2018 Calendars

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The 2018 Calendar can be purchased here online, shipping will be added when you check out.  The society is offering the Standard Calendar $6.00 plus 1.25 Shipping and the Pocket Size Calendar for $4.00 plus $1.25 Shipping.

You can also purchase the calendar at the Union County Historical Society Office located in the Union County Courthouse 103 South Second Street, Lewisburg.  Standard-size Calendars can be purchased at the Mifflinburg Bank and Trust in Lewisburg and New Berlin.

Please browse the bookstore for new items the Historical Society is selling this year.


Samuel Wolfe and Helen Fairchild T-Shirts

Commemorative T-shirts! Samuel Wolfe and Helen Fairchild represent the many men and women who served during World War I from Union County. T-shirts available in green and grey. Sizes: Adult Small to 2XL.
When ordering online, choose person and specify color and size in the box provided.
All T-Shirts are $15. Shipping and Handling, add $4.50 for one or $8.75 for two or more going to the same address.
You can also send check to Union County Historical Society, 103 South Second Street, Lewisburg, PA 17837. When sending a check, please indicate Person, Size and Color.

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 Nurse Helen Fairchild was born on November 21, 1885, in Milton, Pennsylvania. She grew up on the family farm in Allenwood. She graduated from Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia Nursing  Program in 1913. When World War I broke out, Fairchild volunteered to be an Army Reserve Nurse. She was deployed to France with the American Expeditionary Force, where she saw the horrors of what war can do as she treated all injuries. She volunteered for front line duty where she was exposed to mustard gas and bombings a number of times at the Battle of Ypres. She was the first woman from Union County to go to World War I. Helen Fairchild died January 18, 1918, in France, and was buried with full military honors in a cemetery in Le Treport and later moved to the Somme American Cemetery and Memorial in Bony, France.

Samuel Wolfe was born in 1878. He began his military career as a corporal and served in the Spanish-American War. After the war, he stayed with the Army and quickly rose to officer. Upon the country's entry into World War I, he was put in command of a troop, Troop M. Troop M, part of the first U.S. Cavalry regiment of the 28th Infantry, was stationed in Lewisburg and consisted mostly of Union County men. The men were dispersed to other units and were deployed overseas in 1917. After the war, Wolfe returned home and was promoted to Major before retiring from the Army. He took up a career in politics and became a Pennsylvania State Senator from 1947 to 1962. Samuel World died December 12, 1962 and is buried in the Lewisburg Cemetery.

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Helen Fairchild T-Shirts
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Samuel Wolfe T-Shirts
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