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Happenings from the Heisey

By: Jo Ann Bowes

Thank you to students and Professor Matt Girton’s participation in LHU’s Day of Caring in October. Our Heisey House window gleam now!

The next free Second Sunday program is Nov. 10, 2 p.m. at the Poorman Gallery next to the Heisey House. Joby Topper will present “The LHU Sesquicentennial: Highlights of the 1st 100 Years.” Hope to see you!

The December free Holiday Open House will be on Dec. 8 at both the Heisey House and Poorman Gallery.

Come for refreshments, holiday cheer, friendship and history displays.

Be sure to visit our downtown merchants for your holiday shopping. Amazon Smile on our website www.clintonpahistory.org can fill in the gaps in gift-giving and help CCHS.

New to the collection: thank you Ronna Thompson for donating “Susquehanna” from The Rivers of America book series. Ronna dedicated it in memory of Georgia Pierce Steck, and it is part of our collection of resources. We also received an 1863 hand drawn map of the Renovo area from the Luzerne County Historical Society.

Welcome new member Elizabeth Hill!

Thanks to all who dined at Wendy’s, and for donations from Dan and Rose Reeder, and Ann Kling.

From the Collection: News articles from The Express in our collection are vital to exploring life in Clinton County’s past.

A notebook of articles about Lock Haven’s 1933 centennial presents a picture of an extensive celebration. It was a multi-day festival in mid-July featuring not only a massive parade but also a joint religious service and an historical pageant with over 200 local participants at the Normal School, an air show and races watched by 3000 people, a rodeo, and the Historical Society presented an exhibit of historical items and costumed guides at the Albert C. Hopkins home (now the law offices of Snowiss Steinberg and Faulkner) at the corner of East Water and Vesper Streets.

According to The Express, the celebration ended with a fireworks show by a Rochester, NY, company which included a “portrait of President FDR flanked by an American flag and a swinging Liberty Bell.”

The Express coverage of the centennial also chronicled the events and people of the first 100 years of Lock Haven’s history. So many articles telling so many stories are in our collection.

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