Matt Carl

LeRoy Heritage Museum President. Historian. Author. Speaker. Curator.

Matt Carl is the founding president of LeRoy Heritage Museum and also the full-time Managing Curator at the Bradford County Historical Society. Although in his mid-30's, Matt has been researching the history of Barclay Mountain and teaching others about it since his first visit to Laquin 26 years ago. It was at that time that he first became interested in local history and learned that his ancestors worked in the Laquin Store, the Barclay Chemical Company, and the Civilian Conservation Corps camp at Laquin. In 2007, he designed the book, Barclay Mountain - A History, published by the Bradford County Historical Society. He has worked on the reprinting of Thomas T. Taber's book, Ghost Lumber Towns of Central Pennsylvania: Laquin, Masten, Ricketts, Grays Run. Author of the book, Images of Southwestern Bradford County, he has published and made available many more images from Barclay Mountain than were available in the past. Matt has conducted walking tours of the mountain for children, teenagers, and adults and also conducted a yearly 4-hour walking tour of coal mining and lumbering sites on the mountain for 12 years at such places as Barclay, Carbon Run, Laquin, Sunfish Pond, and the LeRoy Coal Company mining site. He has also presented various programs on Barclay Mountain history in venues all across Bradford County. Online, Matt is Administrator of the Barclay, Laquin & Sunfish Pond Facebook Page.


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