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PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL CMILRollin’ and Tumblin’ band members Tim Hooper, CJ Clark, Matt McNally and Mike Guldin entertain at the Oct. 11 tavern night at the Governor Wolf Historical Society, 6600 Jacksonville Road, East Allen Township. PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL CMILRollin’ and Tumblin’ band members Tim Hooper, CJ Clark, Matt McNally and Mike Guldin entertain at the Oct. 11 tavern night at the Governor Wolf Historical Society, 6600 Jacksonville Road, East Allen Township.

Tavern night a hit at historical society

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

On the second Friday of the month, the Governor Wolf Historical Society has a BYOB tavern night at the school room on the society’s campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road in East Allen Township.

“This was the site of the first public education site in the state,” said Linda Kortz, who heads up the association. “Governor Wolf was elected governor because he and President Thomas Jefferson agreed that the country needed an educated citizenry.”

At the Oct. 11 session, Rollin’ and Tumblin’ played some hits. The band has been together for 30 years, so it has some memorable tunes.

The next key event on the society’s calendar is a class reunion for anyone who attended or knew of someone who attended any of the schools in East Allen Township. The date is set for 2-4 p.m. Oct. 27.

The East Allen Township School District had five schools — Monocacy School (at the historical society site), Knauss School on Route 329 (now the township municipal building), Steinmetz School on Colony Drive, Union School on Route 248 and Oxford (or Snyder) School at St. Peter’s Church.

The schoolhouse on the historical society campus is decorated in period style, the lighting is by candlelight from its magnificent chandelier. During the holiday season, the house is decorated with LEDs.

“It looks like a little bit of Williamsburg here,” Kurtz said.

The society also plans a New Year’s Eve party. Only 60 people can attend, so it is worthwhile to get tickets early.