President's Message

November 1, 2018


Dear Members,

As Thanksgiving approaches and 2018 draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on our accomplishments this year. Our programs and special events have been well-attended, our fundraisers have been successful, and we’ve added new members. We are also thankful for the new volunteers who have joined the ranks and the tireless dedication of those who have been with us for many years. It takes a lot of people to keep our organization running smoothly and I’m grateful for everyone’s willingness to work together.

The Michael Roush print, “Returning to the Fort,” has been a big hit. The open house on October 21st was very successful and we were pleased that Mr. Roush could be at the event to reconnect with former students, friends, and relatives.

We’ll host a book signing with local authors on Saturday, December 8th from 1 to 4 p.m. It will be a great opportunity to meet the authors, see their latest works, and do some shopping, too.

Our 50s and 60s Christmas exhibit is open from now until December 21st for your enjoyment. Stop in and see the collection of Christmas decorations, lights, ornaments, and trees on display in the parlor. Special thanks to Mike Campbell of Campbell’s Christ-mas Trees for loaning the decorations. Popular toys of the time are also showcased. It’s sure to bring back lots of memories!

The Sunday afternoon openings ended October 28th. I’d like to thank Mike McWilliams and his group of tour guides who were here to welcome our visitors each Sunday. The number of visitors is on the rise and we’re hoping for better weather next summer to attract even more to the fort replica and museum.

Our annual Indoor Yard Sale is coming up on February 14th, 15th & 16th. Donations of clean, gently used household items, books, etc. will be welcomed by our committee. Spread the word and come back and enjoy the treasure hunt!

I hope to see many of you at our Annual Dinner on Tuesday, December 4th at the Packer House. Enjoy the holiday season!

Best regards,


Cindy Inkrote


Mission Statement

The mission of the Northumberland County Historical Society is to encourage and stimulate interest in the rich history and diverse culture of Northumberland County and to preserve it by operating and maintaining a genealogical and historical research center and by caring for and increasing the Society's archives, photographs, and objects collections which document the county's history and culture and the lives of those who resided here; by educating through a museum at the site of Fort Augusta that features both permanent and site-specific exhibits and short-term county-specific exhibits of material culture; and by offering programs, special events, and publications to the general public and the membership thus serving as an asset to the residents of Northumberland County, the Susquehanna River Valley, as well as visitors to our region.