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Several writers of local history will gather at the headquarters of the Northumberland County Historical Society on Saturday (Dec. 8) from 1-4 p.m. to discuss their works with visitors and to sign and sell their books.  

Participating authors are:  Beverley Conrad, David Laidacker, John Moore and Steve Troutman. 

Books by John Lindermuth will also be available.

Also, on sale will be the prints of the Michael Roush painting of Fort Augusta in winter “Returning to the Fort.”   

Roush, a Sunbury native who taught art at Shikellamy High School before retiring in 1996, earned a degree in art education from Kutztown University in 1957 and began teaching later that year. The prints will be offered for sale by the Northumberland County Historical Society.  

Suitable for framing, the Fort Augusta prints measure 14 inches by 21 inches. They will be sold for $45 each. All proceeds will go toward the maintenance of the outdoor model of the fort, which the society built in 2013 in front of its headquarters at 1150 N. Front St., Sunbury.

The historical society will also offer publications it produced over the years and other merchandise suitable for holiday gifts.  An exhibit of Christmas decorations and toys from the 1950s and 1960s will be open that afternoon as well.