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100 years of history

Historical Society celebrates 100th anniversary

LEWISTOWN — For 100 years, the Mifflin County Historical Society has worked to preserve important and sometimes seemingly unimportant documents and artifacts pertaining to this county’s history.

July 21 marks the MC Historical Society’s 100th anniversary as an incorporated non-profit organization.

There will be a variety of centennial merchandise available for purchase throughout the upcoming year. Two of these items must be preordered through the Historical Society office or the Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau.

A commemorative postcard package includes a postcard with a current view of the Historic Courthouse, a stamp, and the guarantee that your postcard will be stamped with the specially created centennial postmark on July 21. Each package is $5 per card with the proceeds benefitting the Historical Society.

Handcrafted ceramic planters will be created by Todd Tabb of Hometown Potters’ Studio and filled with a variety of succulents. The bowls will measure roughly 9 inches in diameter and 3 inches tall and come in three color options: emerald green, straw bale and frosted turquois. Each bowl will have a wooden coin attached to the front that features the centennial logo. The coins were created by the Mifflin County High School Technology Student Association. Pre-orders will be taken for the planters to assure your color selection. The price is $75 each and the edition is limited to only 35 planters.

All merchandise orders can be made by stopping in the historical society office on Tuesday and Wednesday between the hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., by calling (717) 242-1022 or emailing office@mifflincountyhistory.org.

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