Sayre Historical Society

April thru December
Wednesday 5 to 7 PM
Saturday 10AM to 4 PM
Sunday 12 to 3 PM beginning December 2 to 23
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"One Hundred Year Ago in Sayre"
presented by Jim Nobles Local Historian
Saturday December 20th at 1pm
the event is Free to the public---

Sayre’s Star Theater was a popular venue for movies in 1914, the same year construction started on the Sayre Theater. Local historian James Nobles will present a program on “One Hundred Years Ago in Sayre” on Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Sayre Historical Society Museum. Admission is free.

Sayre historian James Nobles will present a program – “One Hundred Years Ago in Sayre” – on Saturday, December 20 at the Sayre Historical Society starting at 1 p.m. Admission is free.

Mr. Nobles, a founding member of the Sayre Historical Society and a former history teacher at Sayre High School, will provide a glimpse into the past through images and commentary covering the year 1914.

Several notable events occurred in that year, including items relating to the construction of the Sayre Theater, a new lodge building for the Sayre Elks, railroad activity at the Lehigh Valley Railroad Sayre Shops, and more. An entertaining journey through the past will be presented in the Henry Farley Community Room at the museum. Light refreshments will be available.

The museum will also have available for purchase Volume 1 of A Quarter Century of the Quarterly, the first of three volumes covering the first 25 years of the Sayre Historical Society’s Quarterly publication. The first volume covers the Quarterly from 1989 through 1993.

The CD of the Walt Brittain Trio, recorded live at the Iron Kettle Inn in Waverly in 1973, will also be available to purchase in the Burkhart Gift Shop. The CD is the first of two recordings made of the locally well-known musical group. A second CD is planned for 2015.

Pictures from the September 6th History Fair ...Click here

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Museum celebrates Roosevelt in Sayre with ice cream social, caboose exhibit.
A new book documenting the 1905 train excursion that carried President Theodore Roosevelt through Sayre made its debut at the Sayre Historical Society’s Caboose Day on Saturday, June 28
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Caboose is now on display at the SHS Museum!

SUCCESS STORY--Society and Museum partner for energy effiency and weatherization upgrades
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"…a busy little city nestling ‘midst the Blue Ridge Hills…"Sayre Alma Mater
SAYRE, located along the north central Pennsylvania-New York border traces its name to Robert Heysham Sayre and its location and early development to visionary Howard Elmer.

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