Old & New: History for you

By: Jo Ann Bowes


Thank you to the Moose Lodge 100 and AAUW for sponsoring the free children’s program “History Time Henry and Geography George.”  We are very appreciative of your support for our programming.

November’s Second Sunday program on Nov. 13 is at the Poorman Gallery, next to the Heisey. Entitled “Clinton County Goes to War,” it highlights the music, medal winners, POWs and how the 305th Ambulance Group from Lock Haven integrated the U.S. Army in 1917. The time is 2 to 4 p.m.

The next “Community Night” fundraiser at Wendy’s in Lock Haven is Nov. 29. Ten percent of all purchases between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. will be donated to the Clinton County Historical Society. There’s no coupon or flyer to present. Buy a salad for the next day, too! We had great support the last time!

Dec. 11 is the date of our annual Holiday Open House at the Heisey from 2 to 4 p.m.  All are invited for refreshments, cheerful fellowship and holiday music.

Did you know we are registered with Amazon Smile? A percentage of your purchase will come to the Historical Society. Click on the link on our website and start shopping!! #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ ch/25-6057815 and Amazon donates to Clinton County Historical Society.

Did you know? Those who are at least 70¢ years old can exclude from their gross income distributions from their IRA accounts, provided those distributions are made directly to a non-profit. These will also count toward a taxpayer’s required minimum distribution (RMD). It’s win-win: help a charity (like CCHS) and avoid various negative tax implications that come with an increase in their adjusted gross income. See your accountant!

Thanks to member Nancy Fricke for the nice note and Renovo postcard photo.



CCHS is participating in the Rotary Club of Downtown Lock Haven’s fundraiser “The Festival of Trees” next Saturday, Nov. 12. We’re entering two trees, one of which has an “Antiques” theme, and the other “All That Glitters.”

If you’d like to help make Victorian-style beaded ornaments, we’ll have the makings here at the Heisey on Thursday. Stop in and make one for our tree!

We’ll also accept costume jewelry to add to our “All That Glitters” tree and either donated lottery tickets or gift cards to make each tree enticing.

Proceeds from the auction of the two trees will come back to CCHS.


We’re proud of our vice president Bonnie Hannis who won the Clinton County Economic Partnership’s Carl Bergdahl Award for Tourist Promotion. We’re fortunate to have her on the CCHS Board. She is a detailed planner  for many of our Second Sunday programs and fundraising events.

This week Leadership Clinton County visited the Heisey House and heard a presentation of the Civilian Conservation Corps by Rich Wykoff.

Come see us at the Heisey!


JoAnn Bowes is president of the Clinton County Historical Society.