President's Message

Dear Members and Friends,

There are definitely signs that autumn and its brilliant colors, hayrides, and corn mazes are not far away. The days are getting shorter and the evenings are a little cooler. The dry summer brought the early arrival of falling leaves and those scampering squirrels are certainly in gathering mode.

It's been a busy summer for our volunteers! We participated in Northumberland's 250th Birthday Bash and Sunbury's Semiquincentennial (250th) Anniversary. The celebrations were well attended and they created a renewed awareness of the rich history in both of these communities.

Our volunteers continue to work on genealogy and local history requests and our short-term exhibit space is now open to visitors. Please stop by and browse through the cases.

Additional repairs to the fort model are underway to make it easier to maintain. Keep your eye on our website as we revamp it and add new content.

Looking ahead to next year, we will hold our annual Indoor Yard Sale February 16, 17, and 18, 2023. It's always a fun time for our volunteers and those who come in search of treasures. Mark your calendar now! We are also busy planning programs and special events so stay tuned for more details.

I have resigned as your president after several significant life events changed my priorities and limited my free time. I will continue to volunteer at the Society in other capacities. David Ruths, who has served as a trustee for several years, has agreed to lead this organization. I believe the torch has been passed into very capable hands and I ask that you give him your support as he assumes this new role.

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.