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Newest Accounts Feb. 2017 Vol 7, No. 1
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Plein Air Arts Reception on Sunday, April 30

An invitation for Union County Historical Society Members:

UCHS Members are invited to the Plein Air Arts Reception on Sunday, April 30, 4:00 to 5:30 PM at the Dale/Engle/Walker House, 1471 Strawbridge Rd., Lewisburg, PA.

The Merrill Linn Conservancy offers a morning Plein Air Painting workshop, and an afternoon reception at the Dale/Engle/Walker House, co-sponsored by the Lewisburg Arts Council and Artists’ Guild of Lewisburg. Artists work outdoors “en plein air” at the house property, Shamokin Mountain Trail, or the Montandon Marsh.

Union County Historical Society members are invited to the attend the reception to meet the artists and view their work. There will be an opportunity to purchase artworks.

A free tour of Dale/Engle/Walker House will be offered at 3 PM, prior to the reception. The tour highlights the history, architecture, the Dale and Engle families, and includes the original hearth with period cooking utensils.

Please join us for this wonderful opportunity to view the Dale/Engle/Walker house and property through the eyes of artists, and to learn more about the house itself.

NOTE: there will be no reception or tour if it rains; no rain date.

Gutelius House Museum - May 7

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The Gutelius House Museum, located at 432 Green Street, Mifflinburg, is having their 2017 opening day on Sunday, April 23, 1-4 pm, featuring free guided tours of the museum. Come learn how the Gutelius family shaped Mifflinburg. Free admission and tours. Please visit the website at www.GuteliusHouseMuseum.org for additional information.

The Gutelius House Museum will host a High Tea and Antique Woven Coverlet Exhibit on Sunday May 7, 1 – 4 pm. The Gutelius House Museum annual HighTea and Talk series this year we will feature the woven coverlet collection of Mrs. Francie Appleman. Mrs. Appleman will exhibit coverlets throughout the house and give a presentation on the art of collecting these antique treasurers. High Tea will be served to our guests with delicious desserts and scrumptious sandwiches. Reservations are required at $20 per person. Seating is limited. Please visit their website at www.GuteliusHouseMuseum.org for details.

A Farewell to Arms -- May 20, 2017 at the Campus Theater, Lewisburg

  In observance of Armed Forces Day, May 20, 2017, the Union County Historic Society (UCHS) presents the WWI cinema claNew Imagessic, “A Farewell to Arms.” Presented through sponsorship by the American Legion Kratzer-Dull Post 182, Lewisburg, the feature film (1932) stars Gary Cooper, Helen Hays and Adolphe Menjou. Based on an Ernest Hemingway semi-autobiographical novel by the same name, the film is about a romantic love affair between an American ambulance driver and an English nurse in Italy during the “Great War.” This presentation is apart of the Society’s WWI themed programs, “Over There, Over Here,” in recognition of the centennial anniversary of the USA’s entry into WWI.

Admission to the movie is $5 general admission and senior citizens are $2. Military personnel with ID and students are admitted free. Complimentary tickets area will be available at the American Legion Posts in Lewisburg, New Berlin and Mifflinburg and the VFW in Mifflinburg.

For more information, call 570-524-8666.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Union County Historical Society.

Bingo --- Carriage Corner --- May 22, 2017

The Union County Historical Society is having a Vacation Bingo. Various prizes from ball parks and amusement parks with more coming in every day. Check out the flyer below. All proceeds benefit the World War I programming the society is holding this year and next. Call the office for more information, 570-524-8666

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“The Barns of Union County"
June 16 & 17, 2017 – Mifflinburg, PA

Conference Headquarters
Registration, dinner and meeting Carriage Corner Restaurant
257 E. Chestnut Street
Mifflinburg, PA 17844


and author CHRIS MACNEAL

Friday afternoon we will meet at a “classroom” barn where Doug Reed will talk about the barn’s history and discuss general repairs that help owners maintain their barns in good condition.
You may also opt to see the Mifflinburg Buggy Museum.
Friday evening is the annual meeting and banquet.
Saturday we will travel by motor coach to visit and explore seven great barns in the Buffalo Valley. They are a diverse group: stone, log, and timber frames of varying ages, types, and configurations.

Registration form Attached.

Registration brochure HBFF 022317.pdf

Every person MUST SIGN the Liability Waiver. Mail completed registration form with check to:    HBFF of PA c/o Laura Walker, 173 Mullberry Hill Rd, Washington, PA 15301. FMI: 724-228-1831 or wwalker@cobweb.net Questions? Contact Tour Chair, Doug Reed, 301-730-2699 or doug@preservationassociates.com.