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Podcast: Vickie Calby interview with Tom Follert on 3rd Fridays in Montrose

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

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Montrose Theatre Marquee Set for Restoration

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

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A Bull Story

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

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A Journey Toward Freedom, “Montrose Role In Breaking the Bondage of Slavery” (Part Two)

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)

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A Journey Toward Freedom, “Montrose Role In Breaking the Bondage of Slavery”

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”

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The Economics of Charm: Planning for the Future with History

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