Mont Alto Memories
The Newsletter of the Mont Alto Historical Society
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SPRING 2017 NEWSLETTER

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You Don’t want to miss these great events.

 

UPCOMING SOCIETY EVENTS

Wednesday May 9, 2018 at the Mont Alto Fire Hall at 7:00pm
Guest Speaker: Steven Runkle will present his program on, The French and Indian War and Mary Jamison

YARD SALE: Saturday May 19, 2018
Back of the Historical Society Building: 16 S. Main St, Mont Alto, PA 17237

 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY DISPLAY CASE

2018 SPRING Exhibit
DECORATIVE GLASS

 

The history of glass can be traced back to the 1st. century. The art of glass making flourished in the Roman Empire and spread across Western Europe. A flourishing glass industry develop in Europe. In Germany and other northern European countries glass making became important by the 1500’s. An English glass maker invented lead glass in 1674, which was a major breakthrough.

Glass-making improved and 1800 cut glass was introduced, 1825 pressed glass was introduced in the USA.

Mechanical technology for mass production began during the Industrial Revolution with the Michael Owen’s invention of an automatic bottle blowing machine in 1900 which could produce 2500 bottles an hour. Today glass-making is a modern, hi-tech industry. Modern glass plants are capable of making millions of glass containers a day in many different colors and shapes.

The society exhibit shows a variety of crystal, cut and sandwich glass.

Take a few moments to look and remember the glass used by your family.

 

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
Every 2nd Thursday of Each Month at: 7:00 PM
At the 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.

Election of MAHS officers for 2018

President – Beverly Spicer  717-749-3761
Vice President – Carolyn Poffenberger  717-762-1856
Secretary – Berry Kline
Treasurer – Barbara Geer

In addition to the above officers, the following are members of the Board of Directors for 2018:

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


April 12, 2018 Meeting

Guest Speaker: Mike Marotte, will provide the roles of the Cumberland Valley Railroad.

 January 11, 2018 July 12, 2018
 February 8, 2018  August 9, 2018
 March 8, 2018  September 13, 2018
 April 12, 2018  October 11, 2018
 May 10, 2018  November 8, 2018
 June 14, 2018  December 6, 2018 – Dinner

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