2013 Wyoming County Historical Society Open House
From the article by Robert L. Baker in the Wyoming County Press Examiner:
“The 22nd Annual Open House of the Wyoming County Historical Society this Sunday, May 19, will feature the collections of town son, Doug Gay.
With a backdrop set in 1913 by his grandfather, of a local store to service the needs of rural Wyoming County, Gay said he began collecting “very interesting things” around the age of 15 as he was putting together merit badges for Boy Scouts.
That grew into a tableaux of displays that now provide a glimpse into the county’s past, and he is looking forward to share them during this Sunday’s open house that runs from 1 to 4 p.m..
On one hand, you can find some vintage hunting licenses and even a muzzle loader to take you back to the mid-19th Century, along with some early 20th Century fishing license pins.
Gay is most fond of his currency collection that covers a couple of centuries of American coins and legal tender issue, and even more local stuff such as a recent find of a bill issued in 1865 by Wyoming National Bank.
Add to that a milk bottle collection that takes you on a run of county dairies from Picketts in Laceyville to Shadowbrook and everywhere in between including Atherholt’s and Kintner’s.
It’s a virtual feast for the eyes of those interested in learning about the region’s past.
Admission is free and families are encouraged to bring their children.”