Happenings from the Heisey

Welcome new members: Judy Walker, Peter Bowes, Lee and Pam Bowes, Rose Reeder, Dan Reeder, and Donna Doughety! Thank you for your support!

Thank you to all who came to and/or volunteered at Wine in The Wilds! It was a great time.

All who attended our free movie nights on the Heisey lawn enjoyed free popcorn and vintage cinema.

Here’s what’s coming up: mark your calendars!

Sept. 12, 2-4 p.m.: Grandparents’ Day at the Barton Street one-room school, originally the Allison Township School in Flemington. Come see displays of early Lock Haven history, marching band memorabilia, police and fire department memorabilia, original telephone exchange and post office, dairy bottle collection, early laundry press, early school items and much more! Bring your grandparents (or bring your grandkids!)

PHOTO PROVIDED There is so much to see and learn about Clinton County at the Heisey House Museum.

We’re planning a Member Appreciation “Happy Hour” on the Heisey Lawn 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 24. Watch for your personal invitation to this casual, catered event, either by mail or email.

The Lockettes display at the Poorman Gallery has been extended into September. Stop in on Saturdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 570-748-7254 for an appointment.

Our 100th year celebratory banquet is on Oct. 17 at the Elks, featuring Thomas “Tank” Baird speaking on “Clinton County’s Mound-Builder Mystery.” All are invited and advertising and invitations will be sent later this month.

We’re also planning candlelight tours of the Heisey House toward the end of October.

From the


A recently re-discovered item in the collection is a special souvenir edition of the “International Magazine of Industry” in Clinton County. Published in December 1909, sponsored in part by the Clinton Democrat newspaper, the 42 page booklet describes the businesses and industries of Lock Haven, Renovo, and the Susquehanna Valley. The introduction begins with a summary of the county’s history going back to when it was part of Chester County in 1762 and ends with a description of Lock Haven as being “one of the most beautiful and at the same time prosperous communities in Central Pennsylvania.”

The booklet features short biographies of the local governmental, retail, and industrial leaders as well as a detailed description of the businesses and industries including locations and often photos. The 1909 business directory is a great aid in uncovering Clinton County as it used to be.


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