The Lycoming County Historical Society had been exploring options for replacing the outdated and failing telephone equipment that serves the Museum facility. The voicemail had disintegrated and no longer worked. The system was too old for repair as parts were no longer available.

In February a plea went out to our members for donations to finance the cost of replacing the telephone system, with a fully working and up-to-date communication system. The cost was roughly $5000.

Our members came through! Many thanks to William E. Nichols, Jr., B.J. VanEss, Lycoming County Genealogical Society, and Donna Sortman for their generous donations.

The new system has been installed, and is working well. After overcoming the learning curve, our staff will be much better equipped to make and receive calls.