A COOPERATIVE COMMUNITY PROJECT
The Lycoming County Women’s History Collection is an online archive of source material relating to the history of women in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. This collection, all from local archives, includes photographs, correspondence, minute books, diaries, scrapbooks, recipe books, newspaper stories, and much more. The documents highlight the history of local women in volunteer and reform organizations, education, the arts, the workplace, and in their private lives. The majority of the materials are from the time period 1875-1925.
The project is a cooperative effort of Lycoming College's Snowden Library, the James V. Brown Library, and the Lycoming County Historical Society. Other partners include the Williamsport Home, the Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, and the YWCA of Northcentral PA.
The project is directed by Snowden Library and the website is hosted by Lycoming College.
PETER HERDIC'S WIVES
1829 - 1856
Photograph courtesy of the Lycoming County Historical Society
Encie Maynard Herdic Rawle
1835 - 1919Photograph courtesy of the Lycoming County Historical Society
Peter Herdic's rag to riches life story is legendary in Lycoming County. When Peter, the father of the lumber era, came to town, the village had only 1,700 inhabitants and consisted of a few city blocks around Market, Third and Fourth Streets, surrounded by farmland and forests.
Read the rest of the article by Mary Sieminski, published in the Williamsport Women Series in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette on August 11, 2013.