Union County Historical Society has a busy summer planned


LEWISBURG — It’ll be an active summer for the Union County Historical Society. The fun begins Sunday with the “We All Scream For Ice Cream” program from 2-4 p.m. at the Dale/Engle/Walker House. The event features homemade ice cream for tasting. There will also be tours of the house at 2 and 3 p.m.

The historical society then will hold ‘Celebrate Rural Heritage’ day July 8 at the Dale/Engle/Walker House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. That event will feature displays on the World War I effect on Union County. You’ll also learn about the skills people needed during that time.

Bruce Teeple, Historical Society Secretary joined WKOK Sunrise, “We have a number of demonstrations and traditional trades and crafts, including soap making, weaving, black smith, and doll making. There will also be a number of children’s games.”

Another notable event happening July 29 features historical society member Tony Noll. He and his family will celebrate the listing of their farm on the National Register of Historic Places. Noll was also on Sunrise, “One thing I’m really excited about is we have exhibitors with historic breeds of livestock coming. We have Craig Russell, who’s bringing historic ducks, chickens and turkeys, Gary and Sandy Sojka are volunteering to bring some of their Tunis sheep, and Mike Kearny, from I believe the Lancaster area, is bringing his historic Santa Cruz sheep.”

You can find what else is happening this summer at unioncountypa.org. You can hear more from Teeple and Noll’s Sunrise interview at WKOK.com.

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