Barclay Mountain has some fascinating and surprising connections to the Civil War. Learn about some of the men who left the mountain to fight for their country.
Travel back over 200 years and learn about the early history of Barclay Mountain, beginning only seven years after the U.S. Constitution was signed. Also learn how coal mining grew on the mountain.
Spend the afternoon with Van and understand the history of log rafting which was done at the base of the mountain in the mid-1800's. Then stick around for a heritage music concert to finish out the day.
We welcome back the Philadelphia band, Noggin Hill, to entertain with Bluegrass and old time music. Noggin Hill was a favorite at last years event.
"In the southern Appalachian mountains, fiddle and banjo players have been reveling in the complimentary textural relationship of the two instruments for hundreds of years. The rhythmic momentum, undeniable warmth & endless potential of this down-home duet is celebrated in its full spirit by Brendan Cooney and Nikolai Fox. Cooney (banjo, mandolin and vocals) and Fox (fiddle, guitar and vocals) established Noggin Hill in collaboration with the visceral, adept and fluent bassist, Chris Coyle in 2009. This undeniably danceable and fantastically listenable band are up to their funny hats in mountain sounds and also incorporate musical elements of bluegrass, folk-jazz, and the American songbook."
In addition to the main programs, there are several demonstrations and displays both outside and inside the community building next to the museum. Some of these include: Civilian Conservation Corps, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Loyalsock Forest District Bureau, Bradford County Conservation District, blacksmithing demonstrations using Barclay Mountain coal, bark-peeling, bark boiling/hide processing and tanning, Pennsylvania Lumber Museum log sawing, Bradford County Historical Society exhibit of Barclay Mountain photos, Tioga Point Museum, Abandoned Pennsylvania Coal Mines featuring antique coal mining equipment, modern logging equipment, Civil War camp, natural gas and pipeline information, Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club, Susquehanna Autobahn Society, private collections, Susquehanna & New York Railroad, and more!
The museum will be open all day with 16 exhibits featuring the history of southwestern Bradford County including the largest collection of Laquin items available anywhere. This year we are featuring even more from the mountain! Admission to the museum is a donation to support our work.
In the gift shop, pick up Barclay Mountain history books, geological survey maps of the mountain, t-shirts, and more! The first 50 people whose ancestors lived on or worked on the mountain, or who had a cabin on the mountain can get a free limited edition Barclay Mountain Heritage Day button to wear, signifying that their family is connected to the history of the mountain.
CRAFT PRODUCTS: Photographs, wood shelves and decor, replicas of regional railroad station signs, wooden signs of area towns and locales.
Support the museum expansion building project by participating in our fundraisers. Drawings for the Chinese Auction and 50/50 will be held at 4:45 p.m. You do not have to be present to win.
DONATE TO THE CHINESE AUCTION:
Items or gift baskets may be dropped off any Saturday during regular museum hours, 1-4 pm, this summer, or prior to 8:30 am on the morning of the event.
Food vendors will be available onsite offering a variety of options. Food options will be listed here once they are confirmed. Come and stay all day!
FOOD OPTIONS TO DATE:
JACK WAGON: Burgers, chicken sandwich, chicken spiedie, sirloin steak sandwich, hot dogs, home fries, water, soda.
IT WAS GOOD ICE CREAM: Ice cream, soft serve, shakes, floats.
There is no admission fee but any proceeds raised from the event will go toward the museum building project going on at the museum's second property in LeRoy. To learn about the project, click on the button below. We suggest bringing a donation for the museum which can be given at the entrance to the museum. Thank you for your support!
Be sure to bring cash for any purchases or donations that you make throughout the day. There is no credit card processing available onsite. Checks are accepted in the museum Gift Shop.
Limited seating will be available for programming under the large program tent. We encourage you to bring your camping chairs and stay all day to take advantage of all the great activities planned. Food and entertainment available all day!
Detailed information, including address, GPS coordinates, and an interactive map can be found by clicking on the button below. Plenty of parking is available on the lower fields to the south and west of the event grounds. Handicapped parking is available on Mill Street. Please do not block neighbors driveways. Due to increased traffic on Mill Street as a result of the Route 414 construction project, we suggest parking on the lower field instead of on the street. Feel free to drop off passengers at the event entrance and then park, especially for those unable to walk.
The first 50 people who visit the museum gift shop and provide information about their ancestor who lived or worked on the mountain in any way will be eligible to receive a free limited-edition button to wear during the day signifying that you are a descendant of a family connected with the mountain. It's our way of recognizing the old Barclay and Laquin reunions that were held years ago on the mountain. It's also a great conversation starter!
Barclay Mountain Heritage Day will be held rain for shine. The main programs are held under tents and most exhibitors are under tents. There are also several things to see inside the museum and neighboring community building should the weather be an issue. We recommend you also come prepared just in case.