The Butternut Gallery

The Butternut Gallery & Second Story Books will be closed for its long winter’s nap starting December 31.

The gallery will re-open in the late winter and bring you another year of the wonderful, the surprising and the unique in regional art, fine hand work, carefully selected used books and CDs.

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Historical Society

historical society

Susquehanna County Historical Society

18 Monument Street
Montrose, PA 18801


The Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association comprises both the Historical Society and the Library. All library-related information, including the online catalog, branch information, hours, information databases, etc., are available at the Library website.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a member?
New membership structure begins 1/1/2013. Click here for a form.

  • Individual/Personal Membership – $30.00 per year
  • Business/Professional Research Membership: $200.00 per year
  • Corporate Sponsorship:
    • Stocker Level: $500 up to $1000
      *Includes one copy of the Journal of Genealogy and Local History and a listing on Sponsor Recognition page in the journal.
    • Blackman Level: Over $1000
      *Includes Stocker Level benefits and an advertisement with your company logo in the journal.

What do I do to have a search conducted?
For specific information on what types of searches they do and what they charge, see Research Options and Policies .What are your fees?

Genealogy Reference Room: no charge for members; non-members pay $5 per day ($10 starting 1/1/2013)
Photocopies: 25 cents per page
Microfilm Prints: 50 cents per page
Map Copies: $1 each

Photograph Reproduction: Please contact the Historical Society for information on placing a Photo Reproduction order. A shipping/handling fee and a signed Photo Reproduction Agreement form will be required for completion of mailed orders.

Historical Society Members: $25.00 per original photograph
Non-Members: $35.00 per original photograph
Additional prints from one original photograph: $5.00 each


Other Questions You can Find the Answer to on the Historical Society Website: 

I found a book on my family name in your resource list. How do I obtain a copy?

How can I get a copy of one of your surname files?

Do you have a lending policy for old newspapers and books?

Where can I find the plaque with the names of Revolutionary War Soldiers that was presented to the county by the Montrose Chapter of the DAR?

Where can I get a birth certificate? death certificate? marriage certificate?

How do I get information on my house?

Where can I get money to restore my house?

Can you help me get my house on the National Register?


Free Library Association

Susquehanna County LIbrary

Free Library Association

18 Monument Street
Montrose, PA 18801
Location map

phone: 570-278-1881

fax: 570-278-9336


There are always events in Montrose to support the library.

Check the Susquehanna Library Website for events and programs.

A new library is being built out by the high school. There is a Library Building Fund.

Salt Springs State Park

Salt Springs Park

Salt Springs Park

Wanna Take a Hike?


Salt Springs State Park

Hike to the waterfall!

Eight hundred forty-two of the most beautiful acres in Susquehanna County make up Salt Springs Park.

Taking its name from a historic artesian well of naturally salty water, Salt Springs offers the peace and beauty of streams and woodlands combined with the convenience of trails, historic farm buildings, cottages, camping, picnic grounds, open space and meeting facilities. Salt Springs is open to the public year round, without charge, from sunrise to sunset.

The park is 6 miles north of Montrose, the county seat of Susquehanna County.

The park offers a gorge with three magnificent waterfalls surrounded by a virgin hemlock forest and trails winding through 842 acres. At the base of the gorge is a bubbling salt spring, traces of an 1850s woolen mill, and mid-19th century farmhouses and barns.


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