Merchandise

Calendars, Historical Book, Hats, Mugs, Videos & more!

The Clifford Township Historical Society, Inc. is very proud and pleased to present a variety of very distinct, informative and beautifully created keepsakes.

Many new items have been recently added including note cards, coffee mug, hat and more…

Diary of a Country School Teacher - Clifford Township 1863 Diary of a Country School Teacher
– Clifford Township 1863

The Clifford Township Historical Society 2012 Calendar is now available and it’s the perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer! The full color calendar may be purchased at Clifford Supply, Endless Mountain Pharmacy, Dundaff Country Store, and The Forest City News. Or through Pat Peltz, via Tel. 570.679.2870 or email: peltz@nep.net.Price: $5 each, plus $2 shipping if applicable.

By purchasing calendars you help support the Historical Society’s next project of displaying historic artifacts in the Township’s Municipal Building.

To view the cover image of prior year calendars, continue to scroll down.

The Beechwood Settlers New Book ~ Now Available!
The Beechwood Settlers by Pat Peltz
A second history of the area has been produced by the Clifford Township Historical Society on the occasion of Susquehanna County’s 200th anniversary in 2010. The new book, The Beechwood Settlers, is a pictorial history covering primarily eastern Susquehanna County with the addition of genealogical and anecdotal information. With the generous assistance of residents who shared their family pictures, histories and stories, this 256-page book contains more than 800 photos, maps and other historic paper.
Available at Clifford Supply and on-line.
Cost $35. + $5.00 S/H if applicable.
2009 Hoover School Ornament

2009 Hoover School Ornament
The ornament is available at Clifford Supply on Main Street or on-line.
Cost $7. + S/H if applicable.
Hoover Schoo - Before & After

Hoover School Postcard
A “Before & After Renovations” postcard of the Hoover School.
Cost .25¢ each + S/H if applicable..
Hoover School Notecard    Hoover School Notecard

Hoover School Notecards
Note cards are blank inside. Available in black and white or sepia; renditions by two artists.
Cost .50¢ each
A variety of B&W photo postcards

Historical Society Postcards
A variety of balck & white photograph postcards.
Cost .25¢ each + S/H if applicable.
Christmas Photo Card Frame

Christmas Photo Card Frame
Available with postcard: $1. each
or without a postcard: .75¢
+ S/H if applicable.
Hoover School Mug

Hoover School Mug
Quality mug; 12oz. (Printing will come off with repeated dishwasher use.)
Cost $5. + S/H if applicable.
Clifford Township Historical Society Hat

Clifford Township Historical Society Hat
Cost $10. + S/H if applicable.
Stone Walls: A Gift From the Past Stone Walls: A Gift From the Past
The Clifford Township Historical Society 2011 Calendar is now available and it’s the perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer! The full color calendar may be purchased at Clifford Supply, Endless Mountain Pharmacy, Dundaff Country Store, and The Forest City News. Or through Pat Peltz, via Tel. 570.679.2870 or email: peltz@nep.net.Cost $5. + S/H if applicable.

By purchasing calendars you help support the Historical Cociety’s next project of displaying historic artifacts in the Township’s Municipal Building.

Clifford Township 2010 Calendar - Women at Work Clifford Township 2010 Calendar
“Women at Work”

This calendar is the fifth in a series produced by the Clifford Township Historical Society, Inc. Produced in black and white, it highlights Women at Work – tending to daily chores in the home, on the farm, and at work.
Available at Clifford Supply on Main Street or on-line. During the holidays, also available at Dundaff County Store and Endless Mountains Pharmacy.Cost $5. + S/H if applicable.
Clifford Township Historical Society 2009 Calendar Clifford Township 2009 Calendar
“Schools”

The 2009 calendar is the fourth in a series produced by the Clifford Township Historical Society, Inc. It highlights the schools, teachers and students of the twelve original school districts.

Cost $5. + S/H if applicable.

Clifford Township Historical Society 2008 Calendar Clifford Township 2008 Calendar
“Our Rustic Barns”
The full color 2008 Calendar highlights some of the majestic barns in our township. Each barn exhibits its own individual character and is a monument to its particular era. These barns are an irrefutable part of our heritage. Proceeds of sales will help match grant funds for restoration of the Hoover School.

Cost $5. + S/H if applicable.

Clifford Township Historical Society 2007 Calendar Clifford Township 2007 Calendar
“Tails from the Past”
The 2007 Calendar highlights the integral part of farm and family life in which horses have contributed, from plowing fields, carrying milk and maple sap, to transporting families to social events.

Cost $5. + S/H if applicable.

Clifford Township Historical Society 2006 Calendar Clifford Township 2006 Bicentennial CalendarThe Historical Society has produced a calendar commemorating Clifford Township’s bicentennial. The calendar is based on the 12 school districts in the township in 1872, each with its own one-room schoolhouse, a few of which are still standing. (Today, there are no schools in the township). Each month one district is highlighted with a photograph and interesting information.

Cost $5. + S/H if applicable.

 

Clifford Township: Two Hundred Years (The Book)

Clifford Township: Two Hundred Years (Book) by Sally Fischbeck and Patricia Peltz

The significance of its subject matter goes beyond the township borders. It is a glimpse into the daily successes and hardships of rural America since the early 1800s. With over 600 pictures, maps and diagrams packed into it 245 pages, readers may witness the evolution of commerce and farming through the experiences of Clifford residents. See a typical Main Street with its store fronts, dirt roads and horse-drawn buggies survive flood, fires and economic hard-times. Because the book is organized by the original 12 school districts, no corner of the township is ignored. We see the scenes, activities and faces from the distant and not so distant past. Pictures show folks at work and play, at school and church; they touch us with their humanity. Co-author Sally Fischbeck states, “The joy of saving pictorial and oral history of our area continued to motivate me and Pat Peltz during our two year effort to collect the information and the six months it took us to write the book. We’re proud that this is available for the bicentennial celebration and pleased that this effort was instrumental in the formation of our township’s new historical society.”

Local Authors Receive Honorable Mention Award

PA Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations (PFMHO) On Thursday, November 20, 2008, local authors Sally Fischbeck and Patricia Peltz were presented an Honorable Mention Award from the PA Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations (PFMHO) for their co-authored book Clifford Township: Two Hundred Years. Janet MacGregor, assistant director of the PFMHO made the presentation at 7 p.m. at the Clifford Fire Hall on Rt. 106. In attendance were Historical Society board members, community members, and friends of the authors.
Congratulations to Sally Fischbeck, Patricia Peltz and the dedicated volunteers who collaborated on this project!

Clifford Township: 200 Years “Clifford Township: 200 Years” (DVD)
A two hour presentation of our township history starts with expert historians, S. Robert Powell and Ed McMullen, sharing their knowledge of the first one hundred years, including the early development of Elkdale and Dundaff. Thirty local folks add wit and wisdom as they reminisce about early life in Clifford Township – one room schools, birthdays, farm chores, pet skunks and more. Their stories are informative and entertaining. The forming the Clifford Volunteer Fire Department, cutting ice on Crystal Lake, logging around Lake Idlewild, providing food and entertainment in a self sufficient environment are all explained from first hand experiences. We hope you will enjoy having this special DVD in your video library. DVD $20.

Clifford Township Bicentennial Celebration Highlights “Clifford Township Bicentennial Celebration Highlights”
This DVD captures all the sights and sounds of the very special weekend including the parade, the Veteran’s Memorial dedication ceremony and events at the Firemen’s’ picnic grounds. The Friday night square dance hosted by the Mountain View Garden Club is presented in a slide show. Relive the fun with this keepsake!!! If you missed the celebration, here’s your chance to enjoy all the highlights of the Bicentennial weekend! DVD $15.
Highlights of Gymanfu Gana 2005 “Highlights of Gymanfu Gana 2005″
The Historical Society’s first township DVD project records the time honored tradition of the Welsh hymn festival. The one hour DVD was taped at the Welsh Hill Bethel Congregational Church during the summer of 2005. The Gymanfu Gana has been a celebration in the Welsh community since its beginning in Wales in 1856 and proudly continues in our community to this day! DVD $15.
Our Barns “Our Barns”
This thirty minute DVD was funded by the PA Humanities Council and aired in the “Our Barns” booth at the Clifford Township Bicentennial Celebration. John Watkins, AIA, and Alison Armstrong, PhD, analyse six of our townships barns, explaining the architecture and unique design features that helped our early farmers survive. Zeke Boyle demonstrates tools used to construct our early barns. Perhaps your barn has some of the features highlighted in the DVD. Watch and learn! DVD $15.
Our Forest - A Story of Transition “Our Forest – A Story of Transition”
District Forester, Jim Kessler explains the changes in our area forests from virgin timber stands to tomorrow’s deer selected species. Learn how our early settlers were affected by the forests and how our present day forests reflect their influences. The DVD provides a one hour mini-course in forestry. DVD $15.
Geology - Diversity Unearthed “Geology – Diversity Unearthed”
Geologists Jon Inners and Michael Slenker explain the conditions over millions of years that resulted in the formation of our area. The reason for Elk Mountain’s existence, evidence of local rock being formed below the equator, the forces resulting in quartz at Stillwater Cliffs, the significance of the Pottsville conglomerate, the presence of coal and blue stone in our township, make for a fascinating hour of viewing. Stone enhanced the lives of our early settlers in many ways and our present day local economy is also positively affected by the forces of nature that happened so long ago. DVD $15.

Videos are available for purchase through the Clifford Township Historical Society, Inc.; see ordering information below.

Pricing Information

Calendar 2012 $5. per copy $2. S&H per copy
The Beechwood Settlers (Book) $35. per copy S&H, if required
Hoover School / Dugout Canoe Brochures Free Free
2009 Hoover School Ornament $7. S&H, if required
Hoover School “Before & After” .25¢ each S&H, if required
Hoover School Notecards .50¢ each S&H, if required
Historical Society B&W Postcards .25¢ each S&H, if required
Christmas Photo Card Frame
with or without postcard
$1.each
or .75¢
S&H, if required
Hoover School Mug $5. S&H, if required
Historical Society Hat $10. S&H, if required
Calendar – All Prior Years $5. per copy $2. S&H per copy
Clifford Township: Two Hundred Years (Book) $40. per copy $5. S&H per copy
200 Years Video (DVD or VHS) $20. per copy $3. S&H per copy
Highlights of Gymanfa Ganu 2005 (DVD) $15. per copy $3. S&H per copy
Our Barns (DVD) $15. per copy $3. S&H per copy
Our Forest – A Story of Transition (DVD) $15. per copy $3. S&H per copy
Geology – Diversity Unearthed (DVD) $15. per copy $3. S&H per copy
Clifford Township Bicentennial Celebration Highlights (DVD) $15. per copy $3. S&H per copy

Purchasing any of the above merchandise is easy.

1. Items may be purchased locally at the Clifford Supply or at the Hoover School Open House events.

2. Merchandise can be ordered by mail using the downloadable order form.

Click Here to Download a Merchandise Order Form
Make check payable to Clifford Township Historical Society, Inc. and mail to:
Clifford Township Historical Society, Inc.
PO Box 161
Clifford, PA 18413

3. For more information or to place an order by email or telephone, contact:
Pat Peltz: email: peltz@nep.net or Tel. 570-679-2870 Sandy Wilmot: email: mswilmot@nep.netor Tel. 570-679-2723