President's Message

Dear Members,

           Spring has nearly sprung here in Northumberland County. We’ve enjoyed a relatively mild winter with very little snow or frozen precipitation. With the days getting longer, the geese flying north, and spring flowers emerging from their beds, we know warmer weather is on the way and we’re especially excited to see visitors return to our library and museum.
Our volunteers certainly didn’t hibernate while we were closed for the winter.  The library staff continued to work on genealogy and local history requests and a lot of time and energy went into preparing for our annual Indoor Yard Sale.  It was our most successful sale ever thanks to those who donated an outstanding variety of quality items. Seeing all those eager shoppers lined up at the door on the opening day was indeed impressive.  I’d like to thank Ann Roll, Toni Rice, Jenny Snyder, Sheri Engle and Kathleen Van Schuyler for taking the lead and I wish to express gratitude to all of the other willing workers who assisted.  It was truly a great team effort!
We’ve made changes to the space devoted to short-term exhibits,  in the parlor and hallway, over the past several months. New exhibit cases have been added and are in the process of being filled and the room has been brightened with a fresh coat of paint thanks to Mike McWilliams.  Be sure to check out the displays and watch this newsletter for upcoming exhibits.
Don’t miss our ever-popular History Day on Saturday, May 9th.  There will be a variety of displays, reenactors, and demonstrators as well as several speakers with interesting programs throughout the day.  Stop by and see what’s new!  More information will be posted on our website.

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.