Mont Alto Memories
The Newsletter of the Mont Alto Historical Society
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SPRING 2017 NEWSLETTER
PLEASE NOTE THAT MARCH 9TH MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE MONT ALTO FIRE HALL
7:00 PM

 

 

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You Don’t want to miss these great events.

UPCOMING SOCIETY EVENTS

  • Thursday, May 11, monthly meeting special guest speaker, Mike Albert of Chambersburg, an architectural historian, who will give a presentation on the Stained Glass Gems of Franklin County.
  • Satursday, June 10; joint picnic with the Friends of Mont Alto Park at the Mont Alto Park Pavilion.

 

  • Thursday, Nov. 30 Society holiday dinner at the Parlor House, Waynesboro, PA
  • Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, Society holiday chapel service

 

 

SOCIETY DISPLAY CASE
SUMMER 2017 EXHIBIT
MONARCH BUTTERFLIES

The monarch butterfly may be the most widely recognized of all American butterflies with its distinct orange, black and white wings.  This coloring actually sends a warning to predators that the monarch is foul tasting and poisonous.  The monarch is found throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada.  The most notable characteristics about the monarch is the 3000 mile journey some of them will make to their wintering grounds in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Mexico or to southern California.

In their larval stage monarch caterpillars feed almost exclusively on milkweed and as adults get their nutrients from the nectar of flowers.  The monarch will always return to areas rich in milkweed to lay their eggs upon the plant.  Monarchs  can produce 4 generations during one summer.  The first 3 generations will have a life span of 2-6 weeks and will continue moving north.  During this time they will mate and have the next generation that will continue the northward migration.  The fourth generation is different and live up to 9 months.  In the present cycle of wetter and colder winters it will be more difficult for the monarchs to survive.  The loss of habitat to development and the loss of milkweed may cause havoc to the monarch.

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 12, 2017, 7:00 pm at the Mont Alto Borough Hall; Election of MAHS officers for 2017

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

In addition to the above officers, the following are members of the Board of Directors for 2017:

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