President's Message

Dear Members and Friends, 
Fall is fast approaching and I believe everyone is ready to kiss the heat and humidity of summer goodbye.  Who doesn’t want to welcome fall and the crisp air, colorful leaves, apple cider, and, of course, pumpkin spice flavoring in everything? 
It seems the end of the Covid-19 pandemic is still lurking in the distance and the uncertainty of it is nerve wracking, to say the least. We’ve decided to plan events for 2022 despite the pandemic and also look forward to the Semiquincentennial (250th) Anniversary coming up in Sunbury, Northumberland and North-umberland County. We’ve seen lots of changes since our humble beginnings in 1772 and it’s time to reflect on our progress during the last 250 years.  
Our volunteers continue to work on genealogy and local history requests and a lot of time and energy went into preparing for our annual Indoor Yard Sale which was held in May instead of February.  It was our most successful sale ever thanks to the variety of quality items donated. I’d like to thank Ann Roll, Toni Rice, Jenny Snyder, Jody Ocker, Sheri Engle and Kathleen Van Schuyler for taking the lead as well as all of the other willing workers who assisted.  It’s all about teamwork! 
Our short-term exhibit space in the parlor and hallway is also being revamped. New exhibit cases are in the process of being filled.  Repairs were made to the fort model by Lloyd’s Landscapes during the sum-mer to make it easier to maintain.   
Keep your eye on our website for the most current information regarding the pandemic and our activ-ities. The safety of our visitors and volunteers is always our number one concern. 
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.