Several interesting programs are planned for March

The Susquehanna Greenway Traveling Gallery showcases the winning images from the annual Susquehanna Greenway Photo Contest, Treasured Landscapes and River Towns of the Susquehanna. Each year the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership hosts a free photo contest as a way of showcasing and inspiring connections between communities and the Susquehanna River and Greenway. Winning images from the fourth, fifth and sixth annual contest are on display in Clinton County Historical Society’s Poorman Gallery, 352 E. Water St., through the end of March. The gallery will be open each Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., as well as during the Heisey House regular hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.

A “grand opening” is planned for Thursday, March 8 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Seventh Annual Susquehanna Greenway Photo Contest will be open for submissions starting April and running until June 30. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first- through third-place winners within each category: Treasured Towns, Treasured Landscapes, Susquehanna Adventures, and Youth: Under 18 Years Old. Winning images will also be printed, framed, and added to the traveling gallery to be exhibited throughout the Susquehanna region within Pennsylvania.

Eligible participants can visit to learn more and submit photographs in one or all four categories

The photos on display are unfortunately not for sale. However this past year’s winners were made into a beautiful 2018 photo calendar, which is now available for sale for $10 on SGP’s website at All funds raised through the sale of the calendars will go directly to the 2018 photo contest and traveling gallery.

The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the Susquehanna Greenway, which is a network of conserved lands, trails, and communities that run along the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. The mission is to envision, create and sustain a greenway along the river, to highlight River Towns, and to enhance the lives of current and future generations. SGP works toward its mission through the implementation of three program areas: trails (both land and water), river towns, and education and outreach.

March 25 is the date for our annual membership meeting at the Poorman Gallery, from 1 to 2 p.m. We will give overviews of the past year, preview what’s in store for 2018, give a “State of the Society” and elect/re-elect board members. The Susquehanna Greenways photo exhibit will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. that same day. All are welcome.

Our “Wine in the Wilds” FUNdraiser outgrew last year’s venue and will be held at the Clinton Fairgrounds this year. RV parking is available by calling. Some of last year’s popular vendors and wineries are attending along with new offerings. Pre-sale tickets are $20, $25 at the door and are available on our website or at the Heisey.

Central Mountain High School senior Turner Mader made his senior project the restoration of an early 1900s baggage cart. He worked many hours in the Heisey basement refinishing the iron wheels and handle, contacted an Amish sawyer to reproduce the original planks and put it all together. At the moment, it is on the Heisey porch for all to enjoy, holding a vintage steamer trunk. It’s not hard to imagine the cart and trunk on the Castanea Train Station platform! Thank you, Turner!

The family of Chester Zerbe donated a pad of Hammermill paper made from 100% old newspapers and magazines, from the1950s era.

New items were received from Terry Banfill: a postcard portfolio of Hyner circa 1950s and a collection of cards, “Proudest Moments from the American Revolution,” showing the artwork chosen for First Class Postage and first issue stamps, dating from 1981.

Please note that our email address has changed. The new e-mail address is:


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