Current Events

  We are continuing to work on our temporary exhibit space and look forward to its completion.

All programs are at Hunter House.


Wed., May 4th, 1:00 to 8:00 pm

Extended Library Hours

Our research library will be open from 1:00 until 8:00 p.m. Come early and stay late! We’ll also be open from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. on June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2 and December 7.

 

Thu., May 19th, 7:00 pm

Alan Gutchess - The family of Shickelamy

Alan Gutchess, the site director at the Fort Pitt Museum in Pittsburgh, will present a program sorting out the myths and misidentifications of Shickelamy's sons. Gutchess describes himself as being obsessed with history and his program is sure to be enlightening.

 

Sun. June 5th thru Sun. October 30th

2:00 to 4:00 pm

Tours of the fort replica, the grounds, and the museum are available each Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00. Bring your family and friends.


Thu., September 15th, 7:00 pm

Lynn Otto - Thoughts on the Long Rifle: Pennsylvania vs. Kentucky

Lynn Otto has been researching extensively and his talk will encompass the early firearm history in Pennsylvania and how the name Pennsylvania Long Rifle came into being.

 

Thu., October 20th, 7:00 pm

Jack Minnier - Aunt Mollie's Name Quilt

Come out to hear Jack Minnier, a Sunbury native, explain how his Aunt Mollie’s Name Quilt, handcrafted in Lower Augusta Township, has led him on an amazing journey reconnecting him with family, and meeting many new friends in this rural area of our county.

 

Thu., November 17th, 7:00 pm

Guy Graybill - Henry W. Shoemaker and his writings about Pennsylvania

Guy Graybill, a history enthusiast and blogger, will be with us to share what he’s learned about Henry W. Shoemaker (1880-1958) and his writings about Pennsylvania. Shoemaker wrote mostly about life in Pennsylvania’s mountains and gathered information from the common folk during the early 1900s. He was named the state’s first folklorist. Graybill has published a book about Shoemaker’s somewhat controversial writings.

 

Thu., December 1st

Annual Dinner

We will return to Whispering Oaks Winery for our Annual Dinner. Additional details will be announced in the fall newsletter.

 

Wed., December 7th, 1:00 to 8:00 pm

Holiday Open House

Our research library and museum will be open. We’ll have lots of books of local interest and other merchandise specially priced for your holiday shopping pleasure.

 

Fri., December 16th

Last day the library and museum are open before the annual winter closing. We’ll reopen on Wednesday, March 1st, 2023.