Mont Alto Memories
The Newsletter of the Mont Alto Historical Society
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FALL 2016 NEWSLETTER
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UPCOMING SOCIETY EVENTS

  • TEN YEARS AND COUNTING
    The Mont Alto Historical Society is celebrating their 10th Anniversary.  The Society was founded in October 2006.  Beverly Spicer, Tammy Kauffman, Becky Dietrich, Vivian Wagaman and Caryolyn Poffenberger were the charter members.
    The anniversary celebration is scheduled for Thursday, October 13.  Robert Windemuth from Kittochtinny Historical Society will be presenting a talk with Power Point, The Lay of the Land: What the Settlers Found and How They Changed It.
    An Anniversary Edition of the Society Newsletter will be available at the meeting.  A sampling of Society artifacts are on exhibit in the Society display case.
    The program is free, open to the public and refreshments will be served.
    The event will be held at 7:00 PM in the Mont Alto Borough Hall, 3 N Main St. Mont Alto
  • .Society holiday banquet; Thursday, December 1, 2016
  • Society holiday chapel service; Saturday, December 3, 2016

 

 

SOCIETY DISPLAY CASE
VALENTINE’S DAY

Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’ Day is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14.  It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honoring Saint Valentine and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions of the world, although it is not a public holiday anywhere in the world.

The day first became associated with romantic love in the 14th century England.  It evolved into the celebration we have today where lovers send flowers, candy and greeting cards known as “Valentines”

Valentine’s Day symbols are the heart, dove, and the winged Cupid.  Red is the color of Valentine’ Day.

Traditionally school children have decorated Valentine boxes in their classrooms to give and receive cards.

The Mont Alto Historical Society has filled their case with a display of Valentine’s that may remind you of a kinder time in years past.  We hope you enjoy this winter exhibit.

RED WARE POTTERY PLATES ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE
THROUGH THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PRICE NOW IS $20.00 EACH
TO PURCHASE ONE PLEASE

CONTACT AN OFFICER OF HISTORICAL SOCIETY

CURRENTLY FOR SALE

PLEASE CONTACT A HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEMBER.
2013 CALENDARS AVAILABLE AT THE BOROUGH OFFICE IN OCTOBER.

GIFT SHOWCASE

MAHS T-Shirt  Large Only remaining

$5

MAHS Golf Shirt (two left)

$10

Wooden Keepsake, MA State Park Pavilion

$5

Wooden Keepsake, Otterbein U.M. Church

$10

Red ware Pottery Plate

$15

Mira Lloyd Dock (1853-1945) Book

$3

MAHS Christmas Ornaments, (2009 & 2010 & 2012)

$5

MAHS Calendars (2008 – 2011 & 2013) 2015 for $10.00

$2

1883 Mont Alto Park Posters

$0.50

Mont Alto Sampler Book, written by Becky Dietrich

$5

Society Photo Christmas Cards

$10

MONT ALTO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
MEETING DATES
7:00 PM
Borough Office

Mont Alto Historical Society was founded in October 2006. It started with five members. At the present time it has approximately 20 members and friends of the Society. The meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Mont Alto Borough Office, 3 N Main Street. Membership fees are listed below.

Some meetings include guest speakers on matters of historical interest in the area. When we don’t have guest speakers, the meeting begins with a brief business session, followed by an open session of sharing of historical artifacts and stories. Current members receive meeting reminder post cards in the mail. Meetings are also announced in the local newspapers and on the bulletin board outside the Borough Hall.

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016, 7:00 pm at the Mont Alto Borough Hall; Election of MAHS officers for 2016

President – Carolyn Poffenberger
Vice President – Beverly Spicer
Secretary – Berry Kline
Treasurer – Barbara Geer

In addition to the above officers, the following are members of the Board of Directors for 2016:

Mike Kauffman
Tally Stymiest
 Frank Kocek
Officers are elected in January each year. New members and friends are always welcome.

JANUARY 12, 2017 JULY No meeting
FEBRUARY 09, 2017 AUGUST No meeting
MARCH 09, 2017 SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
APRIL 13, 2017 OCTOBER 12, 2017
MAY 11, 2017 NOVEMBER 09, 2017
JUNE 08, 2017 DECEMBER 14, 2017

NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME

 MEMBERSHIPS ARE AT THE FOLLOWING AMOUNTS

Make check Payable to:

Mont Alto Historical Society
Attn: Treasurer
P O Box 615
Mont Alto, PA  17237-0615

FAMILY’S

$25

INDIVIDUAL

$10

JR. MEMBER

$5
(UP TO AGE 18)

COLLEGE Student

$1o
(With ID)

PATRON

$50

CONTRIBUTION or BUSINESS

$100

LIFE

$250