Historical Societies launch second ‘Passport to History’ program

Eleven Lycoming County historical museums have partnered together for the second “Passport to History” program running now through August 3. The passport program, in cooperation with the Lycoming County Visitors Bureau, provides county residents and visitors with an opportunity to visit museums rich in area history at a significantly reduced price. This year’s theme will challenge passport holders to find answers to specific scavenger hunt questions designed by each museum.

Passports can be purchased at the Williamsport/Lycoming Tourism office, 210 William St., or at any of the following participating museums: Blooming Grove Historical Society, 297 Dunkard Church Road, Cogan Station; East Lycoming Historical Society, 66 S. Main St., Hughesville; General John Burrows Historical Society, 19 N. Loyalsock Ave., Montoursville; Montgomery Area Historical Society, 1 W. Houston Ave., Montgomery; Muncy Historical Society, 40 N. Main St., Muncy; Peter Herdic Transportation Museum, 810 Nichols Place; Rowley House Museum, 707 W. Fourth St.; Sones Farm and Home Museum, 92 Industrial Park Road, Muncy; Thomas T. Taber Museum and the Lycoming County Genealogical Society, both at 858 W. Fourth St.; World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store, 525 Route 15, South Williamsport.

The price of the passports are $10 for an individual and $15 for a family. In addition to entrance to each museum, passport holders will have the opportunity to place their name into a drawing for a gift basket from each of the museums visited. River Valley Transit will offer complimentary trolley service between the various museums during the event. The trolley and the various museums’ open schedules are posted in the Passport brochure.

Passport holders who visit all eleven museums will have their names entered into the grand prize drawing for a $250 gift certificate provided by Lycoming Mall. A fully validated passport also enti-