Announcements

2021 Calendar will be available soon!

We will again be publishing a calendar full of great historical photos from around the area. Call the Society to get your name on the list for one of these great calendars for 2021!

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Additional hours open

Effective immediately, the Society is now also open on Thursdays, from 10am to 2pm. Just call during those hours or email the Society to arrange a one or two-hour appointment to visit us.

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WE ARE OPENING! Sorta.

We will have a soft opening at the Society by appointment only.  We will be open on Tuesdays, with 2-hr appointment blocks:  10am-noon and noon-2pm.  Contact the Society via email:  [email protected] to schedule your appointment.

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2020 CCHGS Calendar!

Check out our Shop tab/Publications to buy your own copy of the great new 2020 calendar.  Chock full of photos and neat monthly tidbits about activities from Columbia County’s past.  Perfect Christmas gift!

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Holiday Closing

The Society will be closed for the holidays from Tuesday, December 24, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020.  We will reopen on Thursday, January 2nd.  Happy holidays!

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Another New Publication!

Mark Fritz has followed up his first WWI book (Letters Home) with another of prolific letter writers:  Some Prolific Letter Writers of WW-I.  All the details can be seen and purchases made under our Shop tab.  Don’t forget to stop in and pick up your CCHGS…

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Thanksgiving Closing

The Society will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday, 11/28/19 through Monday, 12/2/19, reopening Tuesday, 12/3/19 for our normal hours.

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New Publication! Bloomsburg in 1870

A portrait of Bloomsburg in the year it was incorporated as the Commonwealth’s only Town. The book presents three types of information: The complete U. S. Population Census for Bloomsburg in 1870 The 1870 map of the town, in sections, showing the owners of every residence…

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Fall Program about Civil War!

We are happy to announce the return of our Fall Programs! What:         John Punola giving a presentation entitled “Things about the Civil War You Don’t Know About” When:        Saturday, October 12, 2019, 2pm.  Mark your calendars! Where:       Wesley United Methodist Church Coffee Café.  Use the rear…

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Independence Day Closing

The Society will be closed Thursday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day!

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New York City Bus Trip!

We are now taking reservations for the upcoming New York City bus trip on Saturday, May 18th.  We will be visiting the 9/11 Memorial Museum with free time in the afternoon for you to explore the city on your own.  Please see our Events tab for…

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Closings in April

The Society will be closed Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 for Easter.  We will also be closed for Renaissance Saturday, April 27th.  Come check us out in front of Dollar General!

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Holiday Closing

The Society will be closed from December 23rd through January 2nd.  Have a wonderful holiday!

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The Whipple Gang is now available online!

Check our publications tab, page 4, to purchase your copy of The Whipple Gang: The Wild West in Central Pennsylvania!

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Digitization Project Completed!

The digitization of the 1915-1950 Bloomsburg Town Council Meeting minutes has been completed and is now available for browsing and keyword searching on the University’s website.  We appreciate their hosting this resource for us.  You can access the records through this link.  A permanent link will…

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New Publication!

The Whipple Gang, the Wild West in Central Pennsylvania is now available for purchase at the Society.  It will soon be listed on our website under our Shop tab.  Check back often and plan to add it to your Christmas gift list!

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Records Added!

1852-54 marriages for Columbia, Montour, Luzerne, Lycoming and Schuylkill counties were added recently, 42 records in all.  Also posted last month were 81 new photo descriptions.  Make sure to check back regularly to see if any of your ancestors have “arrived”!

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Renaissance

Come visit us today at our stand in front of Dollar General for Bloomsburg’s Renaissance Jamboree, 10am – 5pm!  The Society is closed today.

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New Book Launch

Check out the special event on the event tab for the launch of our new book – Letters Home – WWI.

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Easter Holiday Closing

The Society will be closed Friday, 3/30 and Saturday, 3/31 for the Easter Holiday.

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New Book!

Letters Home WWI, by Mark Fritz has arrived at the Society and is now available for purchase!  It is $14 for Members, $15 for Non-Members.  If you order through our Shop/Publications Page, the price shown includes the $4 for Shipping and Handling.  Order online or stop…

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Holiday Closing

The Society will be closed from Friday, 12/22/17 through Monday, 1/1/18, reopening on Tuesday, 1/2/18.  Have a wonderful holiday and see you in the New Year!

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New book! LETTERS HOME – World War I

Mark Fritz’s new book filled with letters home from local participants in the Great War is at the printers and expected to arrive a few days before Christmas.  Call the Society now (570-784-1600) to reserve your copy at $15 each.

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Thanksgiving

Remember, the Society will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday November 23 through November 25.

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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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