Old & New: History for you

The Heisey is open for tours now. We welcome families, individuals, drop-ins and groups by appointment. Our hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Other times are available with prior arrangements.

Our Second Sunday programs are resuming this month. Come to the Poorman Gallery, next to the Heisey, on Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. to hear noted speaker Bruce Teeple’s talk on African Americans in Central Pennsylvania and the role they played in early settlements. His talks are always interesting and dynamic.

The annual meeting for members and public is on March 25 at 2 p.m. We’ll have elections to the board of directors, a look at the past year, a preview of the upcoming year, and general “state of the society.” We have openings on the board, and are accepting nominations until Feb. 28. Call us and we’ll put you in touch with the nominating committee.

The popular fundraising event Wine in the Wilds is on April 28. Having outgrown our previous venue, it will be at the Clinton County Fairgrounds. Overnight RV parking is available. The list of wineries and vendors is growing. Tickets are available on our website www.clintonpahistory.org. We thank the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4298, C. Watkins and Associates, Partnership Bed & Breakfast for their sponsorship. To be included in sponsorship, call us at 570-748-7254 or email at info@clintonpahistory.org.

Welcome and thank you to our newest business supporter, Murray Motors. The complete list of supporters is on our website: www.clintonpahistory.org. Each business is highlighted on Facebook several times during the year. Please patronize these businesses and thank them.

Thanks to the Sons of Italy for their support, also. We appreciate that so many in our community value and support our efforts to fulfill our mission to collect, preserve and share Clinton County’s history.

We have extraordinary wooden ornaments for sale at the Heisey, the first in a series of collectibles.

Come on down to the Heisey!


Jo Ann Bowes is president of the Clinton County Historical Society.