Happenings from the Heisey

By: Jo Ann Bowes

We wish our maintenance man, Vern Welch, a speedy recovery from his recent surgery.

If you participated in the National Museum Month “Passport” event in September be sure to turn in your Passports to one of the participating museums. Thanks to all participants, both museums and visitors. We hope you had fun visiting interesting places in our county.

Our next Second Sunday is on Oct. 13 at the Poorman Gallery at 2 p.m. Genealogist Justin Houser will present a program entitled “Cemeteries: What you can and cannot learn about your ancestors from them.”

Lots of thanks this month! We are truly appreciative of community support! We received donations from Lew and Myla Magent, Allan Lugg Sr. donated in memory of his wife Ruth, the Riccardos, visitors from Virginia on their way to a “brick swap meet” in New York, John Morgan and Tom Sommerville. And they did not bring their 7,000 piece collection! Tom collects cigar boxes and has since sent us historical listings of Clinton County cigar makers.

Thanks go to Jim Berkebile for donating lawn mowing and trimming. The Heisey grounds are beautiful.

Thanks to everyone who purchased dinners at Wendy’s on the CCHS fundraising night. We appreciate your support!

We were pleased to host a tour for the Covenant Cafe.

New items to the collection include family history documents of the John Edgar Weaver and Helen May (Barner) Weaver family from Kaye Yarrison, a Johnstonbaugh Dairy one pint chocolate milk carton from Michael Johnstonbaugh , a Dr. Fretz veterinarian medicine bottle from Cal Arter, an old single bit axe head from Nancy Rodabaugh, and a Remington Noiseless office typewriter from JCH Construction.


A new temporary exhibit in the Poorman Gallery highlights some of the Heisey’s collection of Hammermill Paper Company memorabilia.

On display are models of the papermaking process, aerial photographs, newsletters, descriptions and appraisals of buildings dating back to the 1920s, lists of employees, and promotional souvenirs. Plaques won by Hammermill sports teams as well as the key to the clubhouse are also on display. There are also hundreds of photos of unidentified workers.

Please stop by the Heisey House on Wednesdays or Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to ask to see the display. We would appreciate your help in placing names with the faces in the photos.