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All programs are free and open to the public, they are all held a 1 P.M. at the Thomas T Taber Museum, 858 West 4Th St, Williamsport, PA.

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A Snapshot of Life on the Susquehanna Frontier

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

What was daily life like on the Susquehanna frontier? 

Were they really the “good old days”? 

What kinds of decisions did farmers make as people came into this region? 

Join local historian, Bruce Teeple, as he shares the realities of living here in Central Pennsylvania during the 1700s.

Bruce Teeple is a writer, local historian, and speaker.

A graduate of Penn State in history and political science, he was a columnist for the Centre Daily Times for over ten years.

He has presented papers and chaired sessions at several regional and national conferences.

He also reviewed grant proposals for the Institute for Museum and Library Services, as well as for the History Channel’s Save Our History program.

For the past 15 years, he has taught adult education courses through Penn State’s OLLI program, and he continues to give local history programs before numerous church, school, scout and social groups.

He serves as a regional and state judge for the National History Day competition, and he sits on NHD’s state advisory council.

Teeple is also an active member of the American Association for State and Local History, serving as secretary of AASLH’s Small Museums Committee and chairing the Small Museums Scholarship Committee.

Every April, he coordinates 150 volunteers for Penn State’s Native American Powwow.

He currently serves as board president of the Union County Historical Society.

In addition to UCHS’s book on African-American history, Teeple also contributed chapters for the Small Museums Toolkit and for Zen and the Art of Local History, both published by Rowman and Littlefield.


April 27
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Thomas T Taber Museum
858 West 4th St
Williamsport, PA 17701 United States
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