CCHGS will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th for the Independence Day holiday.
We’ve got a great itinerary planned for our fall bus trip to Philadelphia. Check out upcoming events for all the details!
Don’t forget the Society will be closed on Saturday, May 27, for the Memorial Day Holiday. Have a great summer!
Don’t forget the Society will be closed Friday and Saturday, 4/14 and 4/15 for the Easter holiday and Saturday, 4/29 for Renaissance. Come visit us at our stand in front of Dollar General!
Our annual dinner will be held on Saturday, April 8th. Mark Fritz will be our featured speaker on WWI. See the Events tab and mark your calendars!
The link to the Andruss Library Digital Collection (Historic Newspapers) at Bloomsburg University on our Search by Name database page has been updated following the changes made to their website.
The newly reprinted book “Pioneer Families of Northern Columbia County” has arrived at the Society. The price remains the same at $13 plus $4 shipping and handling. Stop by to pick up your copy today!
Our nostalgia toy displays are all ready for viewing! We’ll hope you’ll come visit and bring your family and friends. Click on the Upcoming Events tab for more details!
The Society will be closed for the Holidays from Friday, December 23rd through Monday, January 1st, 2017, reopening on Tuesday. Happy, healthy holidays to everyone from all of us at CCHGS!
Those industrious and creative folks over in Mt. Pleasant Township have put together a 2017 calendar featuring the seven one-room schoolhouses in the township. The first printing is already sold out. The second will be available in early January. If you’re interested, they’re $10 and can…
The Society will be closed Thursday, 11/24 thru Sunday, 11/27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy your time with family and friends!
The Society will be closed Friday, November 11th in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.
The Society will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Saturday, September 3rd.
Pam Simpson, Bloomsburg, correctly identified four of our History Mystery Scavenger Hunt clues and submitted her winning entry in time to claim a bountiful prize package from our generous community sponsors!
To give people additional time to work on the clues for the History Mystery Photo Scavenger Hunt, we have extended the deadline for submissions to Friday, 8/5 at 5pm. Even if you’ve only figured out one or two locations, be sure to send in an entry…
All the clues to the Scavenger Hunt have been posted. Even if you could only identify one or two of the buildings/businesses, make sure to submit your entry via email to [email protected] before the 7/31/16 midnight deadline. The prize packages are worth competing for!
“Recently celebrating 100 years in existence, what local institution was once located in Bakeless Hall, President Edwin Barton’s house on 2nd Street and a church in Orangeville? Take a photo of the pretty sign that now marks its current location.”
“Bloomsburg Lodge No. 436 of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks was founded in 1898, and in 1909 the Elks bought a local landmark building, using the second and third floors for lodge and club purposes, while renting out the first floor to various retail businesses.…
“A fire company, then a grocery store once occupied this same location, now vacant after another long-standing business has closed. Where is this building?”
“Weary travelers stopped here, along with those just wanting a drink. It was convenient to those coming from Berwick because it was on the edge of town. What colorful metal building is near where it used to be?”
“What was the original site of the Baker Funeral Home around 1898? The building still stands.”
“In 1901, T. L. Gunton Marble & Granite used a horse-drawn wagon to transport their heavy loads after removing them through a large garage door right on Main Street. What business is there now and what’s the address?”
“This small unassuming two-story off-the-beaten-path brick building was once home to the Gem Steam Laundry. Later it was a small grocery store, and more recently, it was home to an ethnic restaurant. What is this building’s address?”
“Although Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone in 1876, Bloomsburg didn’t have a telephone exchange until 1882 when a group of local investors bought a franchise from the Bell Telephone Company. Initially, the Bloomsburg exchange had only 20 subscribers. What building was the first home of…
” Bloomsburg’s first library was organized in 1889 and shared quarters with the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. Later it moved into the YMCA. It was semi-public and not free. In 1903 it was completely reorganized and renamed as the Bloomsburg Free Public Library. What building was…