Stairway Portraits (view on your way):
Daniel Musser (1822-1888)
Maryjane Belle Musser Sturgis (died 1883 at age 23)
Bessie Sturgis, Maryjane’s daughter (age 3
at time of mother’s death)
Bessie Sturgis Gramley – as adult
S. Ward Gramley – husband of Bessie Sturgis
Samuel & Titus Gramley – grandfather & father of Ward
June Goyne Corotto – family connections & miniature photograph at age 3
Oil painting by June’s mother, Lucille (1925)
Ruth C. Rudy Foyer
Memorabilia from Mrs. Rudy’s 14-year service as Representative of 171st district in General Assembly & other political activities.
Note family photographs and fraktur of Mrs. Rudy’s parents’ marriage certificate, world map with push pins marking all locations visited by the Rudy’s.
The 2nd Floor Foyer: Display reflects upon the lives of major benefactors, C. Guy Rudy and Ruth Corman Rudy. Ruth Rudy served 14 years (1982-1996) in the PA House of Representatives elected from the Penns Valley area. Includes family genealogy, family photos, bills she introduced, and more. See a book filled with correspondence, cards and letters from noteable Democrats from the past.
Exhibit Room 3: The Aaronsburg Story
Expanded exhibit of photographs, programs, books, music, articles, 1949 pageant stage plan, newspaper pages, & other memorabilia from the original Aaronsburg story of October 23, 1949
Round Table – Booklets about the Aaronsburg Story available for donation, please
- Essay by Robert Weible
- Narrative by Maryann Yoder
Right Corner of Room – Clothes & photographs from 1949 event.
North Wall & Table – Map of Aaronsburg, Aaronsburg Story slide presentation & quotes from famous people who attended original 1949 event, follow-up event in 1953. Also pages from the 1949 Millheim Journal
West Wall – original shields from 1949 event. Table, articles and newspaper clippings about “perpetuation” of the story and formation of The Aaronsburg Story, Inc., erection of historical marker in 1997
South Wall – glass case, programs from The Story events since 1949
Table, photographs of Aaron & Rachael Levy, pewter communion set, article reporting rediscovery of ‘lost’ communion set in the Salem Lutheran Church building & other memorabilia from Aaronsburg and its story.
Genealogy records, books & papers
High school yearbooks, family & school pictures
All available for research
New microfilm reader for old Millheim Journals containing local history and obituaries
Exhibits: Kerlin Poultry Empire – Christmas of Yesteryear – Alcove Exhibit “Ladies Feathered Hats” – Newly Expanded Aaronsburg Story
Ongoing exhibits open during the Dutch Fall Festival and by appointment only: The Carriage House & Barn – The Craftsman Building