By: Hillori Schenker∼MRC Board Member∼ Among balloons, glitter-confetti and carnations the Montrose Restoration Committee hosted their third annual Ties and Tiaras father-daughter dance on Saturday, February 9. The event is open to any young lady in grades K-6 and her escort. “We’ve hosted grandfathers and granddaughters, uncles and nieces, step-fathers and step-daughters. Any father-figure and daughter… Continue reading Ties and Tiaras
By: John John B. Eidenier ∼MRC Board Member∼ Enter into the world of creation Susquehanna County artists are on the move with the newly established gallery in downtown Montrose. A group of dedicated artists have joined their efforts in establishing a quality art gallery and co-op. Slanted Art encourages artists, both unknown and known, to bring their… Continue reading THE SLANTED ART CO-OPERATIVE ART GALLERY
By: Vickie Calby ∼MRC Board Member∼ In an interview with the Montrose Restoration Committee, Montrose resident Tom Follert describes his vision for Third Fridays in Montrose, a monthly affair that continues to grow, attracting both residents and visitors. The night includes live music, local artists, retailers, restaurants and specialty attractions coming together for an evening of fun.… Continue reading Podcast: Vickie Calby interview with Tom Follert on 3rd Fridays in Montrose
The Montrose Restoration Committee (MRC) is pleased to announce that renovations have begun on the marquee of the historic Montrose Theatre. The theater, a gift to the MRC from the Quigg family, has been a Montrose institution for decades, entertaining generations of Susquehanna County residents. Thanks to the efforts of the Gere family, in October… Continue reading Montrose Theatre Marquee Set for Restoration
By: Douglas Overfield ∼MRC Board Member∼ In honor of Third Fridays in Montrose, here is an interview with Twyla of From the Heart, Public Avenue, Montrose, PA.
By: Vickie Calby ∼MRC Board Member∼ Updated, 7/31/18 The year is 1980; things are different--very different. Sue Stone is not the administrator of the Susquehanna County Library, and there has never been a "Montrose Blueberry Festival," nor is the “story hour” space in the library bright and kid-friendly. Sue, in 1980, is in charge… Continue reading Blueberry Memories: Back to the 80s
By: Hillori Schenker ∼MRC Board Member∼ Although I grew up in Western Pennsylvania, many traditions and values are identical from my hometown and Montrose. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day I often hear people, in both locations, remarking on the need to tend the graves of loved ones. Weeding, watering plantings, and ensuring that the ancestral headstones… Continue reading Are you looking for a gravesite?
By: Douglas Overfield ∼MRC Board Member∼ Dry-laid fieldstone walls are often considered to be as old as humankind and the technique of building stone walls is an art in a most basic element says Ken Ely, a restorer and builder of stone walls and a lifelong Susquehanna County resident. Ken goes on to say that… Continue reading AN ART THAT STANDS THE TEST OF TIME WITH ONE OF OUR MOST BASIC MATERIALS
By: Vickie Calby ∼MRC Board Member∼ Let it be known, before we start, this is a true Bull Story. After an adult beverage one evening, I told my story to a group of friends. Later it was suggested to me, that those of you who follow our “Stories of Montrose PA,” blog would enjoy it… Continue reading A Bull Story
By: John Eidenier ∼MRC Board Member∼ Part II Montrose and Susquehanna County There are conflicting views on just how important a role the Montrose area played in assisting the enslaved people to make their way to freedom through the Underground Railroad. According to Scholastic Teachers Activities Guide, "Myths of the Underground Railroad," most people who helped… Continue reading A Journey Toward Freedom, “Montrose Role In Breaking the Bondage of Slavery” (Part Two)
A Journey Toward Freedom: "Susquehanna County's and Montrose's Role in Breaking the Bondage of Slavery" By: John Eidenier ∼MRC Board Member∼ Part I When I first started researching the role Montrose played in helping runaway slaves seek freedom, I thought I would be writing about the Underground Railroad. But, as I gathered information, I realized that… Continue reading A Journey Toward Freedom, “Montrose Role In Breaking the Bondage of Slavery”
Photo: Front of the Sylvanus Mulford House, located at 65 Church Street in Montrose, Pennsylvania, United States. Built in 1818, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Source: Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) By: Hillori Schenker ∼MRC Board Member∼ Ask any visitor to Montrose about the borough, and the response usually contains the words charming, historic, or quaint. Aside from… Continue reading The Economics of Charm: Planning for the Future with History
By: Doug Overfield ∼MRC Board Member∼ Like Superman’s Clark Kent from Smallville, Santa spends most of the year hiding in plain sight in Montrose among the town’s residents; but every Christmas he transforms himself from anonymous resident into Santa Claus, donning a full white beard, dressed in the traditional red suit with white trim and… Continue reading Unknown to Most, Santa Actually Lives in Montrose
By: Kimberly Davenport ∼MRC Board Member∼ When Christmas in Montrose gets underway, Friday, December 1, through Sunday, December 3, the former site of Lee's Furniture will house local vendors selling their wares. It was just this past summer when two brothers, Craig and Jay Reimel, closed the doors of the nearly empty Lee’s Furniture store… Continue reading Lee’s Montrose–A Look Back
Christmas In Montrose…it’s that time of year again and this year promises many surprises! First, lets take a trip back in time. Do you remember Town Pride? How about Victorian Christmas, or Montrose Country Christmas? Taking me back, were Angela Mooney, Diane Quattrocchi, and Peggy Sheffler. They sat with me on a cold afternoon… Continue reading Christmas – Montrose Style