Browse Exhibits (3 total)

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Milton History Harvest

This exhibit highlights some of the historical items displayed at the 2017 and 2018 Milton History Harvests.

Milton is a borough in Northumberland County, PA. American settlers first reached the area in 1770, before the borough's incorporation in 1817. Notable residents include James Pollock, the 13th governor of Pennsylvania who coined the term "In God We Trust" on federal currency.

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Source for Description: “Milton, Pennsylvania | Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau.” Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau, www.visitcentralpa.org/things-to-do/towns-countrysides/milton-pennsylvania. Accessed 20 July 2022.

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Northumberland County History Harvest

This exhibit features some of the historical items displayed at the Northumberland County History Harvest of 2017.

The town of Northumberland was founded by Reuben Haines in 1772. The area that became the county was bought from the Iroquois people in 1768. The purchase was a part of the Treaty of Fort Stanwix, which established a Line of Property for Pennsylvanian settlers. Northumberland County was evacuated in 1778 during the Big Runaway, a mass evacuation after British forces devastated small communities in the Susquehanna Valley. Many of the evacuees relocated to Fort Augusta and what is now Sunbury.

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Source for Description: “Northumberland, Pennsylvania | Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau.” Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau, www.visitcentralpa.org/things-to-do/towns-countrysides/northumberland-pennsylvania. Accessed 20 July 2022.

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Sunbury History Harvest

This exhibit highlights some of the historical items displayed at the 2017 and 2022 Sunbury History Harvests.

Sunbury is a city in Northumberland County, PA. The first inhabitants on the land were most likely Shawnee Native Americans. After Lenape land was ceded in 1737, the Delaware Native Americans were ordered to live in what is now Sunbury. Up until 1756, Sunbury was an extremely prominent Native American settlement known as Shamokin. On March 21, 1772, Northumberland county was incorporated and divided, and Shamokin was renamed Sunbury. In July 1883, Thomas Edison installed the first successful three-wire light system in Sunbury. 

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Source for Description: “Sunbury, Pennsylvania | Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau.” Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau, www.visitcentralpa.org/things-to-do/towns-countrysides/sunbury-pennsylvania. Accessed 20 July 2022.