Date(s) - 02/16/2022 - 03/12/2022
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Libraries Come Together to Preserve Rich History of Sunbury
Sunbury, PA: The Degenstein Community Library, in partnership with the Blough-Weis Library at Susquehanna University, invites valley residents to the Sunbury History Harvest on Saturday, March 12th from 10AM – 12PM. The event asks area residents to bring their Sunbury memorabilia and historical artifacts to be digitized and shared with the public through the online archive at pahistoryharvest.com. The collaboration between both libraries allows the Blough-Weis Library’s successful series of History Harvests to continue after a 2-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This event is the first of three History Harvests scheduled this spring to commemorate the Semi-quincentennial of Sunbury and Northumberland County. Additional Harvests will be held in Milton on April 9th and in Northumberland on April 23rd.
Event participants will have their items photographed and will also have the chance to film an interview about the stories behind their belongings. To allow all guests the opportunity to share, participants are asked to bring no more than three favorites.
Speaking to the value of the History Harvest Project, S.U. Librarian Ryan Ake said: “These items and stories help paint the picture of our area’s rich history, as they’re coming directly from the folks who experienced it. This is a chance for area residents to narrate their own history. It’s a collection created by the community, for the community.”
Previous harvests in the region have brought a wealth of artifacts, ranging from a 1791 land deed signed by Simon Snyder to WWI soldier’s Wound Certificate signed by President Woodrow Wilson.
Interested individuals are invited to check out items and interviews from previous events by visiting the History Harvest website at https://pahistoryharvest.com. Participants do not need to pre-register for the event. For questions, contact Ryan Ake at email@example.com or 570-372-4324 or Melissa Rowse, Degenstein Community Library, 570.286.2461.