MG 250 - Dauphin County Bicentennial

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Scope and Content

The collection contains publications by the Bicentennial Commission, programs for the events and calendars of activities, advertisement brochures for the 1875 Historical Atlas of Dauphin County, information on the Windows of History exhibit and the Over the Mountains and Through Our Heritage Tour, a brochure on Dauphin County Medals 1885-1985 by T. R. McIntosh; sample certificates presented to participants by the Dauphin County Board of Commissioners and discount cards; requirements for a patch commemorating the celebration offered to all age level Girl Scouts by the Hemlock Girl Scout Council; correspondence, standards and specifications for the quilt made by citizens from every municipality in honor of Celebration 200, information and materials from each township for the quilt including newspaper clippings, a scrapbook, "History In Patches," by James Jury, a booklet, "The Dauphin County Quilt," and a photograph of the quilt on display.

Contains a large watercolor montage by Nick Ruggieri commemorating the celebration.

Also includes six scrapbooks of newspaper clippings published January, 1984 to December, 1985 concerning the planning and activities of the bicentennial.

Date(s): 1984-1985

Extent: 4 boxes, 8 folders