Lycoming County Women's History Collection


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.





Flora Herdic: A tumultuous life

Image of Flora Herdic

Florence (Flora) Louise Herdic
Photograph courtesy of the Lycoming County Historical Society

The life of Florence "Flora" Louise Herdic is shrouded in mystery. She was Peter Herdic's daughter by his first wife, Amanda Taylor Herdic. Flora Herdic was born and raised in Williamsport, but at a certain point in her life scandal enveloped her and she essentially disappeared.

Read the rest of the article by Mary Sieminski, published in the Williamsport Women series in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette on September 9, 2013.