Mont Alto Memories
The Newsletter of the Mont Alto Historical Society
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SPRING 2017 NEWSLETTER
PLEASE NOTE THAT NOVEMBER 9TH MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE MONT ALTO FIRE HALL
7:00 PM
Peggy Ann Bradnick
Captured and Held Hostage in 1966
by the “Mountain Man”
Hear the true story of her survival.

For more information call (717) 749-5800

There will a book signing that night

 

 

Check This Page for New Activities
You Don’t want to miss these great events.

UPCOMING SOCIETY EVENTS

 

  • Thursday, Nov. 30 Society holiday dinner at the Parlor House, Waynesboro, PA
  • A Christmas Chapel Service of Handbell, Instrumental, and Vocal Music, featuring the Thorpe Family Quartet
    Sponsored by the Mont Alto Historical Society (members attired in period clothing)
    Saturday, December 2, 2017    7:00 pm
    Immanuel Chapel – Penn State Mont Alto Campus
    No charge for admission, but tickets are required.
    For tickets and information call:
    Carolyn Poffenberger  717-762-1856 or Beverly Spicer  717-749-3761

 

 

SOCIETY DISPLAY CASE

2017 Early Fall Exhibit
DOOR HARDWARE

The earliest door lock was found in Ninevah Assyia (modern day Mosul).  The lock is thought to be 4000 years old.  In ancient times there were no doors on houses.  Stone slabs or large pieces of wood were propped against the house openings.  By at least 1600 BC, people were using an early form of the modern hinge to make massive objects moveable.  Through the years door hardware continued to change and improve.  Blacksmithing was among the most popular occupations in the colonies as there was a growing need for door hardware.  With industrialization, locks, knobs and hinges have come a long way.  Door hardware is often a piece of art.

Famous locksmiths were; Robert Barra, Joseph Braman, James Sargent, Samuel Segal, Harry Soref founded Master Lock Co., Linus Yard, founded Yale Lock Co.

The exhibit in the case is from the collection of Darrel Knepper.  Darrel is a local building contractor and MAHS member.

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