The Columbia County Historical Society

Since its founding in 1914, the Columbia County Historical Society has traveled a difficult road. Conceived in an era of parochial loyalties, the society served as an early forum for Blooms­burg social and civic groups. Gradually, the initial sponsors withdrew active sup­port, leaving affairs in the caring hands of a small body of townsmen who nursed the organization through wars and the Great...
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Columbia County is Diversity

From the time of the earliest settlements during the Revolu­tionary War era to the present day, Columbia County has been three sepa­rate neighborhoods-the southern re­gion (Catawissa and Centralia); the northern area (Benton and Millville) and the north bank of the Susquehanna River (Bloomsburg and Berwick). They are distinguishable by varied physical environments, ethnic origins and social...
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Of Piety and Pleasure: The Mountain Grove Camp Meeting

Scrub and sump holes mark its site today, but a century ago the cacophony of a typical nineteenth century camp meeting reverberated through­out the valley each August at Mountain Grove. Between 1872 and 1901 thousands of people came each summer to this idyllic spot in western Luzerne County for recreation and religion offered by the Danville District of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the...
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