Pennsylvania History Harvest

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, Accessed 20 July 2022.