Lloyd Mifflin Exhibit to Open Friday, May 22

The Columbia Historic Presentation Society’s “The Mifflin Experience” Grand Opening will open this  Fourth Friday in Columbia on May 22, 2015 from 5 PM -8 PM. Located near the home of “America’s Greatest Sonneteer” , enjoy Lloyd Mifflin’s art, sonnets, photography and personal archives. The Museum will display other famous Columbia artists. Come and enjoy an experience of Lloyd Mifflin’s life and literary attributions to America.Lloyd Mifflin Portrait 2

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Kathy Brabson to lecture at Columbia Historic Preservation Society May 30

Kathy Brabson will present a lecture on Saturday, May 30 in Banner Hall at the Columbia Historic Preservation Society. The lecture will begin at 2:00pm, and is open to the public. The lecture is free.

Click on the links below for information on her lecture and her book “Life Of Thad Stevens”

 Brabson Book Cover (2)

Brabson Presentation

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CHPS To Take Part In Northwest River Trails Building Ceremonies

Columbia Borough, Columbia Historic Preservation Society, Rivertownes PA USA and Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, are proud to announce a celebration of the newly finished River Trails Building located at Front & Walnut Street, Columbia, PA.

First to start this celebration on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 9:00 AM-1:00 PM is the Susquehanna Riverlands Conservation Landscape Summit. This is a RSVP event with Keynote Speaker Julie Fitzpatrick Assistant Director / Special Projects Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Downtown Center.

Second, a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:00 PM, afterwards the public can tour the facilities that include kitchen, information desk, modern restrooms and deck that overlooks the riverfront. This 2 million dollar project is to guide visitors to the beautiful flowing hills of Chiques and the attractions in the Columbia area.

Our final event in the evening runs from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and is for the general public to explore Columbia’s past and future in many facets. Vistors can enjoy lectures by Jack Hubley (Nature Program for All Ages), Randolph Harris (Origins of the Underground Railroad), William Whipper portrayer (Richest Black American and famous Abolitionist), Lydia Hamilton-Smith portrayer (Thaddeus Stephens personal friend and Abolitionist) and Mike Acord, Susquehanna Fish & Tackle (fishing the Susquehanna).

We will also have boating safety, bicycle demonstrations, home composting and kayak demonstrations. Civil War recruiting officer to defend the bridge, and other Civil War era soldiers. Special guest Tom Hermansader, Art Flows in Columbia, a drawing experience, a riverfront demonstration on the Susquehanna River. Live music, food trucks, alpaca farm and the start of Columbia’s Litter Letter Project. Watch for another email blast for more information. Please note: River Park will be closed for boat trailers on this day. All parking will be directed by Columbia Fire Police to the field next to River Park.A1Northwest Trails Building

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Wednesday April 22 at 6 PM is the Volunteer Meeting and Event Planning Meeting follows. This takes place in Banner Hall, 21 N. 2nd St.

Friday May 1 from 4-8 is the Open House Dedication for the Northwest River Trail at the  River Park, Front & Walnut Sts.

Fourth Friday in Columbia, Miller Manse only (Banner Hall closed) is May 22nd 5-8

August 29 from 8-3 Caring For Heritage event in the Park– Times To Be Announced

September 26 from 9am-4pm — 2nd Annual Albatwitch Festival on Locust St.

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2015 Board of Directors Are Announced

The Annual Meeting of the Columbia Historic Preservation Society met Sunday, 19th of April to discuss the past years events, the future of the Society and its museum, and to vote on the 2015 Board of Directors.  The 2015 exhibit features Columbia’s famous Sonneteer and Artist, Lloyd Mifflin.  On exhibit will be some of his most famous art work and of course, his sonnets and books.  Works of his father, John Houston Mifflin will also be on exhibit. The museum located at 19-21 N Second Street, Columbia is open every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 and every Fourth Friday from 5-9.

2015 Board of Directors

The 2015 Directors are from left to right; Ann Grove, Brian “Eric” Little, Joseph Nikolaus Treasurer, Tony Segro, Suzanne Whallon Vice President, Christopher Vera President, Charles “Bud” Heim, Brad Lynn, Tiffany Lynn, Steven Weisser, Peter Green Recording Secretary, Ken Duke and not shown is Robert Miller, and Robert McCarthy.)

The Membership prices need to be changed to Individual $20, Family $30, Lifetime $300, and Business $100.  So on each of the forms the prices need to be changed also.

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Dedication of Northwest River Trail Building at River Park

With the support from Columbia Borough, Columbia Historic Preservation Society, Rivertownes PA USA and Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce. We are proud to announce this celebration of the newly finished River Trails Building located at Front & Walnut Street, Columbia, PA.

First to start this celebration on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 9:00 AM-1 PM is the Susquehanna Riverlands Conservation Landscape Summit. This is a RSVP event with Keynote Speaker Julie Fitzpatrick Assistant Director / Special Projects Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Downtown Center. Attached is the itinerary and times of programs.

Second, the ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 PM that the public can observe the facilities that include kitchen, information desk, modern restrooms and dexk that overlooks the riverfront. This 2 million dollar project is to guide visitors to the beautiful flowing hills of Chiques and the attractions in the Columbia area.

Then our final event for the general public to explore Columbia’s past and future in many facets.Vistors can enjoy lectures by Jack Hubley (Nature Program for All Ages), Randolph Harris (Origins of the Underground Railroad), William Whipper portray-er (Richest Black American and famous Abolitionist), Lydia Hamilton-Smith portray-er (Thaddeus Stephens personal friend and Abolitionist) and Mike Acord, Susquehanna Fish & Tackle.(fishing the Susquehanna).

We will also have boating safety, bicycle demonstrations, home composting and kayak demonstrations. Civil War recruiting office to defend the bridge, and other Civil War era soldiers. Special guest Tom Hermansader , “Art Flows in Columbia, a drawing experience” a riverfront demonstration on the Susquehanna River. Live music, food trucks, alpaca farm and much more. (Please see attached event list and map).

If you could be so kind and promote this for Columbia and all the potential visitors that will utilize this riverfront.

Thank you,

Christopher Vera
Director, Columbia Historic Preservation Society
P.O. Box
Columbia, PA 17512
(717) 572-7149

May1 Celebration

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Photos of the Lloyd Mifflin Exhibit

These 2 photos are an example of what the Lloyd Mifflin Exhibit has. It begins at CHPS Banner Hall, 21 N. 2nd St. on Saturday, April 25 at 1:00 pmMifflin1 Mifflin2

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