William B. Payne wearing the Civil War uniform of his father Sgt. Ralph Payne, 41st Regiment, United States Colored Troops, who served in the Appomattox Campaign, was present at the Confederate surrender, and was among the troops who carried news of freedom to enslaved African Americans in Texas, in June 1865.Continue Reading

Flanking a modern marker depicting the grave site of Overfield Cemetery’s oldest known inhabitant, Capt. Prince Alden, are Board of Trustees members (above, from left) Wayne Sherwood, Gail James, and Ben Cole. Photos and story by Rick Hiduk (Also published in Living Susquehanna/Wyoming County Magazine) Above the railroad tracks alongContinue Reading

A stereoview card from the 1800s shows that the first Sullivan County Courthouse was initially surrounded by wooden fence to keep cows out of the lawn surrounding it. Courtesy of the Sullivan County Historical Society The wilds of what is now Sullivan County were at one time considered the “frontier.”Continue Reading

Members of the Vida Rose Red Hatters from Wyoming County who attended the symposium to learn more about local history included (top, from left) Roberta Hunt, Ruth Eyet, Mary Sickler, Bonnie Gregory, Nancy Place, and Vida Trivelpiece. Presenters at the sixth annual Dennis Farm Symposium on Oct. 11 included (above,Continue Reading

Above photo and commentary by Rick Hiduk Wyoming County Cultural Center executive director Erica Rogler (above, left) introduces Moravian scholar and Bucknell professor Katherine Faull (center) and Moravian Seminary professor Craig Atwood at a free presentation and film about Moravian missionary David Zeisberger at the Dietrich Theater on March 13.Continue Reading