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 - Commemorative Coins Given To Historical Society...
Commemorative Coins Given To Historical Society Two commemorative coins were presented Monday night to the Lebanon County Historical Society by the Conrad Weiser Coin Club of Slouchsburg. The coins were struck to commemorate commemorate Fort Z e 11 e r, near Newmanstown, which Is the slate'. 1 ! oldest Indian fort, anc Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania's peacemaker ambassador" to :« Indians. The coins, one in silver and ne in bronze, were presented t an executive committee nieet- n'g of the society by Marvin H. Hartman, 'Newmanstown, president president of the coin club and Lewis K. Klein, Stouchsburg, secre- ary-lreasurer. They were ac- epted by Miss Helen M. iprecher, secretary of the his- orical society. A ••limited number of the commemorative coins will be on sale during the Stouchsburg club's first annual coin show Father 5 Day Sunday, June 19th v ii^..,iu ,|s^^ : ^^., : i^^^&-^ to be held Friday and Saturday Saturday In the Stouchsburg Fire Company hall. A total of 1.000 of the bronze coins and 300 of the silver coins were, struck. The obverse of the coin shows a bust of Conrad Weiser with the inscription "The Peacemaker." Peacemaker." At the bottom is the Keystone symbol and on the sides are branches of leaves. On. the outer edge is inscribed "Conrad "Conrad Weiser Coin Club, Stouchsburg, Stouchsburg, 1966.". The reverse side contains a representation of Fort Zellcrs and -the inscription "The Oldest original Indian Fort in Penna., 1745." . The presentation of the coins to the historical society was arranged arranged by Donald S. Harpel, vice president. Ralph S. Shay, president, conducted last night's meeting, which was.held in the Hauck Memorial Building, sixth and Walnut Streets. Miss Sprecher reported she served as host and guide to 45 pupils from L i n d 1 e y Murray Elementary School who toured the society's museum Monday afternoon. Jean E. G. High, chairman of the school liaison committee, reported plans to have many more groups from city and county schools visit the museum next fall and winter. A colonial schoolroom exhibit is being prepared under the supervision of Ray S. Bowman, museum curator. A delegation from the society will attend the Institute of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Life and culture to be held June 21-24 at the Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Farm Museum at Landis Valley, Lancaster County. Hubert J. Connor was accepted accepted as an active member. The membership committee reported that copies of the PRESENT COINS—Marvin H. Harlman, left, president of the Conrad 1 Weiser Coin Club, Stouchsburg, and Lewis Klein, club secretary-treasurer, present commemorative silver and bronze coins to Miss Helen M. Sprecher, secretary of the Lebanon County Historical Society. The coins commemorate historic Fort Zeller near Newmanstown and Conrad Weiser, "peacemaker ambassador" to the Indians. They were struck in conjunction with the coin club's first annual annual show to be held Friday and Saturday. The presentation was made during a meeting of the historical society's executive committee Monday night at the Hauck Memorial Building. complete membership roster have been prepared and are being distributed to members. John .1. Foster, trustee, is ar- 'iiging to have addressograph plates made at the Lebanon County Workship to facilitate the distribution of ihe society's periodic bulletin "The Seeds of History" which is to be enlarged to include all 7-eports, and to note the acquisition of relics, curios, antiques and books. Shay reviewed plans for the meeting of the Pennsylvania Historical Association to be held at the Treadway Inn and at Lebanon Valley College Oct. 21 and 22. Donald S. Harpel, program chairman, announced that George R. Wills, chairman of the historical slides, photos and tapes committee, will have charge of the next regular meeting meeting on Sept. 19. • The next executive committee meeting will be held Aug. 22. Guardsmen Begin 2nd Week Of Gap Training INDIANTOWN GAP — Their first week of summer training completed, over 1,200 Guardsmen Guardsmen have settled clown in earnest earnest for their second and final week of intensive field training here. Units completing t'hoir first sveek of field training are; Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 213th Artillery, Allentown; Allentown; 4th Battalion, 2t3th Artillery, Artillery, Reading, Worcheslcr and Allentown; 109th Public Information Information Detachment, Harrisburg; Harrisburg; 3rd Battalion, 109th Infantry Infantry from Millon, Easton and Pottsville; 276th Army Band, Philadelphia; 405lh Ordnance Co., Pittsburgh. The highlight of this second week will be firing of eight inch Howitzers, a four-day bivouac and small arms firing. Gifts Gifts Gifts Gilts Gifts Gibs For All Occasions J. LEWIS

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  1. Lebanon Daily News,
  2. 07 Jun 1966, Tue,
  3. Page 6

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