The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

April 5, 2013

Take a Trip Through History


The Daily Item

— LEWISBURG — The Union County Historical Society has published “On the Road; History the Throughout Union County,” a car tour on CD that provides an informative and enjoyable way to visit the countryside and towns in Union County.

Dozens of sites spanning 200 years of county history are visited in this self-guided tour that may be taken in its entirety or in parts. The tour includes stops in New Berlin, Dry Valley, Winfield, Lewisburg, Buffalo Crossroads, Mazeppa, White Springs, Hartleton and Mifflinburg. Among the sites are the original county courthouse, cemeteries, mills, Plain Sect settlements, historic houses, and Bucknell University. Maps and instructional material accompany the CD.

The CD is narrated by area residents with family ties to the county and to portions of the script reflecting their ancestry: John C. Snook from Mifflinburg, a Seebold descendant; Peggy Ulmer from Lewisburg, a Gundy descendant; Nancy Showers from New Berlin, a Ross family descendant, and David King of Mifflinburg, a descendant of 19th-century Union County Amish residents.

“On the Road: History Throughout Union County” can be purchased or mail-ordered from the Union County Historical Society, Union County Courthouse, 103 S. Second Street, Lewisburg, PA 17837. The CD is also available at Natural Foods and Garden store, Route 45 Lewisburg. For more information contact the Society office at 524-8666 or hstoricl@ptd.net or visit our website www.unioncountyhistoricalsociety.org.