Announcements

We are now open!

We had the ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday and we are now open for business!  We have plenty of work yet to do, but we’re looking forward to welcoming visitors to our Society’s new home at 50 W. Main St., Bloomsburg.  Abbreviated hours for the time being: Tuesday…

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New Publication Now Available!

William Hile and the Great Columbia County Ostrich Experiment, written by Robert Dunkelberger, is now available for purchase! Stop in and see us this coming Saturday at our new location at 50 W. Main Street during Renaissance to pick one up or order one on our website.

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Annual Member Meeting!

All members are invited to the annual meeting at our new home: 50 West Main Street.  Thursday, April 25, 2024. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting begins at 7 p.m.  We will be electing officers and board members at the meeting. We will be open for…

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Cemetery Tour!

We are working hard on getting our new facility ready for the big reveal.  In the meanwhile, we are excited to announce the publication of a new book:  “The Columbia County Chronicles of Morbid Curiosity: Bizarre, Tragic, and Notable Stories of Death.”  As a companion to…

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Watch This Space

We will be announcing our reopening both here and on our Facebook page.  Thanks for your patience.

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Closing for the Big Move!

The Society will be closed to the public starting Saturday, April 15th while our volunteers prepare for our move to 50 West Main Street, the old PNC Bank.  If you would like to help with this endeavor, please contact us at 570-784-1600.  We will not be…

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Holiday Closing

The Society will be closed from December 23 through January 2, reopening on the 3rd.  Happy holidays!

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2023 CCHGS Calendar

Back in 2023 by popular demand, and still only $10 – $12 by mail! Now with a wider range of the “today in history” facts thanks to the increased availability of local newspapers. The calendars are printed locally, and all money raised will go directly to…

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Thanksgiving Holiday.

The Society will be closed from Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen our normal hours on Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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New Data Posted!

After a long break due mostly to COVID, our databases were updated over the weekend.  We added 1435 photo descriptions, 338 births, 181 deaths and 84 marriage records.  Come search for some of your favorite ancestors!

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Memorial Day Holiday

The Society will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday on Saturday, May 28, 2022.

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Society Closing

The Society will be closed Friday, 4/15 through Monday, 4/18, reopening normal hours Tuesday, 4/19.

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Holiday Closing

The Society is closed now until Tuesday, January 4, 2022! Happy holidays!

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Christmas Gifts

The Society is open!  Stop by and pick up one of our historical books by local authors as a great Christmas gift!

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CONTINUED CLOSURE

As we continue to be concerned for the safety of our volunteers and guests, the Society will remain closed through this week, opening again next Tuesday, 11/9/21.  Thanks for your understanding.  Masks will be required for anyone visiting us at the Society.

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UNEXPECTED CLOSURE

The Society will be closed Tuesday, 11/2/21 for the safety of volunteers and guests.  Check back here to see the status for the next 10 days or so.

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Family Tree Maker Users Event

We’re excited to be hosting a Family Tree Maker Users event both at the Society and in an online Zoom meeting.  It will be Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 2 p.m. EDT.  Check out all the details under our Events tab.

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Unexpected Closing

Since the Library is going to be closed 9/9/21-9/13/21 for renovations, the Society will also be closed during that time.  See you again when we reopen on 9/14!!

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Society 2021 Annual Dinner and Meeting

Our annual dinner and meeting is set for August 28, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.  See the Events tab and the reservation form attached there for more details.  Hope to see you there!

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A New Publication is Now Available!

Our latest publication:  Influenza 1918:  Two Months of Daily Death, by Mark Fritz is fresh off the press and available for purchase at the Society.  You may order under the Shop tab or stop in and pick up your copy.  All the details are in the description…

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FINALLY! The Society is Returning to Pre-Pandemic Hours

Starting Tuesday, May 4th, the Society will be open for visitors!  We will resume our pre-pandemic hours (Tuesday and Friday, 9-3; Thursday, 1-7:30; and Saturday, 9-11:30).  Masks and social distancing will still be required. Please come visit and help us all stay healthy!

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2021 CCHGS Calendar Now $5

We only have a few 2021 calendars left.  They’re chock full of Columbia County photos and historical nuggets.  The price has been reduced to $5, plus $2 shipping if you have it mailed to you.  Call the Society on Tuesdays to order your copy before we…

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Weather

As winter weather continues to disrupt us here in Columbia County, it would be safer to call the Society first to make sure someone is there before trying to visit us, 570-784-1600.  Our hours continue to be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-2, by appointment.

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Continued restricted hours

The Society is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10am to 2pm by appointment only.  Call 570-784-1600 on Tuesdays or send an email to schedule an appointment.  We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

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2021 CCHGS Calendar

The new 2021 CCHGS is chock full of interesting local photographs and historical tidbits!  We have them in stock now and can be purchased for $12 from our website (under Shop Now>Publications).  Or contact the Society and pick one up!

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Address

Columbia County Historical & Genealogical Society

225 Market St., P. O. Box 360
Bloomsburg PA 17815-0360

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