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’Third Thursdays’ draw a crowd

By Staff | Mar 10, 2020

MONTGOMERY-Members of the Montgomery Area Historical Society continually brainstorm to provide monthly programs of local interest. Held the third Thursday, past programs have included school history revolving around the legacy of varsity football coach Mike Guido, and a murder case in Muncy Creek Township.

January’s program proved to be somewhat mysterious as members opened a time capsule from 1987, which was Montgomery’s centennial year.

“There were shirts, cups, and a banner celebrating the centennial,” stated society member Fae Herb. A checkbook register from the Centennial committee that had the stubs for everything the committee purchased was also inside the capsule. “And a rubber chickenno one knew what the purpose of that was,” Herb said.

Since then, the society has been collecting items for a new time capsule until mid-summer. Issues of newspapers, including the Luminary, East Lycoming Shopper, Williamsport Sun-Gazette and other local publications are already part of the collection, as well as the society’s brochure. The historical society is also seeking memorabilia from local organizations and businesses for the historic cache.

March’s program is “Rock comes to Montgomery,” and features four area musicians: Larry Tickle, Bob Hanford, Larry Stout and Toby Steward, who played together as a band back in the day.

The society meets March 19, 6:30 p.m., at the Adam Room, 3 West Houston Avenue, Montgomery.