Union County Historical Society
Learn Union County History in Your Automobile - Take the CD Car Tour

Take a Trip Through History 

         The Union County Historical Society has published On the Road; History the Throughout Union County, a car tour on CD that provides an informative and enjoyable way to visit the countryside and towns in Union County.

         Dozens of sites spanning 200 years of county history are visited in this self-guided tour that may be taken in its entirety or in parts.  The tour includes stops in New Berlin, Dry Valley, Winfield, Lewisburg, Buffalo Crossroads, Mazeppa, White Springs, Hartleton and Mifflinburg.  Among the sites are the original county courthouse, Buffalo Crossroads Cemetery, Grove's Mill, Eli Slifer's House, the Bliss House and Bucknell University.  Plain Sect settlements, early immigrants and the Underground Railroad are covered. Maps and instructional material accompany the CD.

         The CD is narrated by area residents with family ties to the county and to portions of the script reflecting their ancestry: John C. Snook from Mifflinburg, a Seebold descendant; Peggy Ulmer from Lewisburg, a Gundy descendant; Nancy Showers from New Berlin, a Ross family descendant, and David King of Mifflinburg, a descendant of 19th-century Union County Amish residents.

         This project was initiated by Society member Diana Lasansky and New Berlin resident Ross Kribbs.  The text was prepared by Diana and Jeannette Lasansky. Narrations were recorded by Susquehanna Sounds. A grant from the Union County Commissioners Tourism Fund supported the project.
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        The Car Tour CD is $10 plus 6% tax, [$3 postage if sent). Available at the UCHS office and Natural Foods outside of Lewisburg, also at the Dale/Engle/Walker House on Sunday afternoons during the summer and fall, and the Susquehanna Valley Visitors’ Bureau by Country Cupboard.

       PDF Directions for the Self-Guided Car Tour  

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