Pennsylvania’s Gift: The Decorated Tree

Tall, nearly touching the ceiling, its branches pungently spicing the room, the stately tree awaits its final array¬≠ – twinkling lights, shiny ornaments, sparkling tinsel, as well as a few precious treasures from years gone by. The Christmas tree is Pennsyl¬≠vania’s gift to the nation, and the story of its arrival, the struggle for its acceptance and the development of its decorations...
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Union County Historical Society

The story of the Union County Historical Society is not the traditional tale of a group of dedicated citizens who gathered in a living room in Lewisburg and established goals and a program that have forever been upheld. Rather, it is the story of an organization that has responded to a variety of leaders and to the particular needs of the county at specific times. It has been reorganized twice....
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The Young Lady of Lewisburg Grows Up

The year is 1864. It is summer. The time is morning. Enter Sallie Meixell, a young woman. Wearily, Sarah Rebecca Meixell trudges up the stairs to the attic of her parents’ home in Lewisburg, lugging the cradle Annie Cowden had used. After returning it to its proper place, she gratefully sinks down and falls asleep until noon. Upon awakening she hurries to McMahon’s Store to purchase...
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