Take a Trip
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.
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.