Obtain Passport at Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum and Visit Local History
The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum has joined with seven other museums to participate in a new passport program this month that will provide holders with one total admission fee to each of the museums.
In addition to the Little League Museum, other participants are Blooming Grove Historical Society, Cogan Station; Gen. John Burrows Museum, Montoursville; Muncy Historical Society and Museum of History and Sones Farm and Home Museum, both Muncy; and Thomas T. Taber Museum and its Genealogy Library, Peter Herdic Transportation Museum and Rowley House Museum, all Williamsport.
The project is the outcome of a series of meetings coordinated through the Lycoming County Visitors’ Bureau.
Starting Friday, July 6, during Home Made Days at Susquehanna State Park in Williamsport, area residents may purchase passports that will give them one free admission to each of the museums. Passports may be purchased at the festival or at any of the participating museums.
The cost is $10 for an individual and $15 for a family passport.
When a family or individual visits a participating museum, it will be stamped. When a passport is stamped with all eight, the individual or family hands it in and will receive a collectible pin.
The limited edition pin will be made by the same company that makes the Little League pins for the Grand Slam Parade.
This year’s pin features Sones Farm and Home Museum. The plan is to have a different museum featured each year.
To kick off the event, participants may connect with the Williamsport trolley which will leave from the Peter Herdic Transportation Museum Friday and Saturday, July 6 and 7. The trolley ride is at no additional cost and will shuttle visitors between the museums.
In addition to the limited edition pins, those visiting each of the museums will be entered into a drawing.
First prize is a $500 gift certificate for the Lycoming Mall. A group of gift certificates to various area restaurants totaling $250 is second prize, and the third winner will receive a pass for any of the Hiawatha's August Family Night Cruises.
The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the museum is $5 for anyone 14 and older; $1.50 for children ages 5-13; and $3 for senior citizens (62 and over). Children age 4 and younger are admitted free of charge. Group rates and tours are available. The museum also offers birthday parties and after hour facility rentals.
For more information on the museum’s programming, contact Janice Ogurcak, Museum Director, at: (570) 326-3607. More information on the Little League Museum is available on the Little League web site at: www.LittleLeague.org/museum; or on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/LittleLeagueMuseum.