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What's Happening at the Historical Society!

June 29th
Summer Cleaning Sale!

Don't let rumors get started! We are clearing out some NON-collection items that are taking up a lot of space in our basement so that we can reclaim space for future historical items. The collection will be intact!  The money we receive will be used to preserve, display and shelve the county's treasures.

So what will we have for sale? Here is a beginning list:
Picture frames- all sizes and conditions ideal for crafters and decorators
Small book cases
Mid-century library chairs
VHS tapes- you read that right! Disney and other great movies for collectors
Old postcards- again great for crafts and decor
and more...
We have not priced items yet and we will be unable to answer requests for prices as we tend to other duties at the Society.

Saturday June 29, 2024   9AM-1PM 

*Museum and Research Department will be closed during this event

Join Us at the Historical Society July 19th and 20th for our Exhibit:


An Exhibit of Military Uniforms and Paraphernalia of Susquehanna County Men and Women In and Assisting the Military

June 19th & 20th 10AM-2pm both days

In conjunction with this, our Fireside Chat guest speaker on July 20th will be Rich Jenkins. He will be presenting and speaking about a powder horn from 1779 that belonged to his ancestor Lieutenant John Jenkins who carried it through Sullivan's March after meeting with General George Washington. The Lieutenant was a resident of Wyoming Valley at the time of the Battle of Wyoming which affected many who would later settle in Susquehanna County. Of significance is a map of the March etched upon the horn depicting the route and battles of the campaign.

The Fireside chat will be on July 20th at 11AM

Both the Fireside Chat and Exhibit Event are free to the public! 

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July 19th and 20th Hours

Both days we will be open 10am-2pm

The Exhibit: Marching Through Time will be held on the 2nd floor in the Museum

Elevator access is available for anyone who needs it

*The Research Department we closed for the event*

 Bus Trip to the Penn Museum, Philadelphia PA    Saturday, November 2, 2024.

Presented by The Susquehanna County Historical Society

The Penn Museum is home to over a million artifacts and archaeological finds shared with the public since 1887. The Museum houses ten galleries with focuses on Africa, Ancient Egypt & Nubia, Asia, Eastern Mediterranean, Etruscan Italy, Greece, Mexico & Central America, Middle East, Native American Voices and Rome.

The cost of the trip is $125 and includes bus transportation and driver gratuity, admission to the museum, a guided museum highlights tour and lunch voucher. Participants will also receive a 15% discount in the museum shop. The bus will leave Montrose at 7 a.m. and will return at approximately 7:30 p.m. after a brief stop for dinner at the participant’s expense.

More information about the Penn Museum may be found at

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About the trip: Penn Museum in Philadelphia    Saturday, November 2, 2024

Ticket price is $125 and includes bus transportation and driver gratuity, ticket with a docent tour, and lunch voucher (half sandwich, cup of soup and bottle of water.) Option without lunch voucher is available.

Checks are to be made out to SCHS and may be brought in or mailed to: 

Susquehanna County Historical Society 18 Monument St. Montrose, PA 18801.

We currently do not accept credit cards, payment needs to be made via check or cash.  50% deposit required at reservation with balance due September 30, 2024.

Last day for registration is September 30, 2024. Fee is non-refundable unless a waiting list has been established.


Approximate timeline:

  • Arrive at Price Chopper, Montrose                                                    by 6:45 a.m.

  • Leave Price Chopper                                                                     exactly 7:00 a.m.

  • Arrive at Penn Museum                                                               about 10:00 a.m.

  • Guided Tour                                                                                                                    

  • Lunch at the museum                                                                                                  

  • Leave Penn Museum                                                                          exactly 4 p.m.

  • Stop for light dinner                                                                              about 6 p.m.

  • Arrive at Price Chopper                                                                  about 7:30 p.m.



**Penn Museum only accepts credit/ debit cards for any purchases you make there. **

Penn Museum extends a 15% discount at the museum shop for participants!

While the Egypt Galleries are closed for a multi-year renovation, you can see more than 200 Egyptian artifacts in Ancient Egypt: From Discovery to Display and throughout the Museum.

No outside food or drink. There is a café. Visitors may bring their own bottled water. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

The following are prohibited inside and outside the Museum:

  • Possession of dangerous materials or weapons, including firearms.

  • Smoking, including electronic cigarettes.

In the Galleries:

  • Please keep conversations respectful. Be mindful when using cell phones.

  • No pens or markers. Sketching or notetaking is welcome, but with pencil only. Pencils are available at our welcome desks.

  • Please store large backpacks, suitcases, and umbrellas in a locker before entering the galleries. Private property is stored at your own risk. Lockers are located on the Lower Level near the East Entrance and near the Harrison Auditorium.

  • Photography and videography are permitted for personal use only, unless otherwise indicated. See the photography policy.

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Marching Through Time Exhibit
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