Volume Three  Issue Eight  September 2018
The History Center on Main Street
 83 and 61 North Main Street
Mansfield, PA
The Museum of Us
The History Center on Main Street
Director- Joyce M. Tice: President - Deb Talbot Bastian: V.P - Amy Welch
Mysteries at the Museum of Us
Following the model of the Travel Channel's Mysteries at the Museum, we have created a presentation to tell the stories of some of the items in our own museum.
What's the story?

As we wander around the exhibits, we see interesting items and we want to know what they are, where they came from and what is the story behind them.

During Mansfield's Heritage Day celebration on September 29, we will be open all day from 9 AM to 4 PM or later if we have late visitors.

The Mysteries presentation will be at our 61 N. Main Street museum at 1 PM, just before the 2 PM parade.

Every item has a story and a whole cast of characters surrounding it.

September 29
1:00 PM 61 N. Main
  New Pages on our Web Site for Jackson and Sullivan Townships
Plank Roads in Jackson Township by David C. Winterstein

Sawmills of Daggett by David C. Winterstein

The Arnold Crumb Incident by David C. Winterstein

1900 Diary of Thomas B. Hulslander of Sullivan Township - Installing phone lines in PA and NY and farming in between.

1902 Diary of Thomas B. Hulslander of Sullivan Township - Still more phone lines to install, the dawn of a new era in communication
Summer 2018 brought many classes back to town to celebrate the anniversaries of their graduation from Mansfield High School.

A visit to the museum was a highlight for many where they reunited with reminders of their past.

At right the very congenial class of 1958 poses for a group picture.

We expect the Class of 78 on September 28/29.
Rte 6 Façade Grant
The Museum of Us is looking like a brand new building now in spite of its age of 169 years.
With new doors, new signs, and fresh paint it's a building Mansfield can be proud of.

We are grateful to the PA Route 6 Façade Improvement grant and the many donors who chipped in generously to help us meet the matching.

Bret York spent the summer scraping and painting between killer heat waves and rain that never seemed to stop. But, it's almost done now and it looks great.

We will continue to be open Saturdays through November noon to 4 PM. Be sure to stop in.
The New Boiler
Many thanks to Ward Manufacturing and CEO Pete Guidi for a generous donation to replace our aging heating system.

No more crossing our fingers through every cold snap hoping the furnace holds up and the pipes don't freeze.

At right Joyce Tice, Kathy McQuaid and Vince Jenkins of the History Center present Pete Guidi with a certificate of appreciation.
Have You Missed Previous Newsletters? 
The History Center has some exciting creative workshops coming up that you won't want to miss! Bring your friends, your favorite beverage, enjoy snacks provided by the History Center and have some fun with us! 
First we are hosting a "Paint Pour Party" on Monday, October 1st at 6:30 in the Museum of Us. Local photographer and artist, Ann Kamzelski, will be teaching the class. The cost of the workshop is $20.00 which will cover all supplies. You will create two beautiful one of a kind paintings worthy of hanging in the Museum Of Us! Space is limited, so call Deb at 570-662-2955 for a reservation and additional details. Ann's website is  photoartbyann
On three Sunday afternoons in November learn how to draw like the masters!  November 4, 11 and 18th from 2:00 to 4:00 local artist, Randy Owen, whose drawing of Jack Black was featured on a recent episode of "ELLEN" will be guiding us through a drawing. All supplies are included in the $30.00 cost of three workshops. Call Deb at 570-662-2955 for more class details and to reserve your spot. Check out Randy's work at  Randy Owen | drawings & paintings
2019 Membership dues will be coming up soon. We will send out notices, but you can renew or become a new member ahead through the attached page.
We rely on our members and donors and are grateful for the support.
The History Center on Main Street
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