SUNBURY — Nov. 11 marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. Many local residents enlisted or were drafted to fight overseas, while thousands more supported the war efforts by buying bonds, growing food and working in factories.

To celebrate this centenary, the Blough-Weis Library at Susquehanna University invites valley residents to the World War I History Harvest from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Degenstein Community Library in Sunbury to share family stories and digitize their war-era artifacts for the region to appreciate. All information will be added to the online local history collection at

The event will be the eighth History Harvest hosted by the Blough-Weis Library over the last two years. Previous harvests in Selinsgrove, Sunbury, Milton and elsewhere have brought a wealth of artifacts, from a 1791 land deed signed by Simon Snyder to a WWI soldier’s Wound Certificate signed by President Woodrow Wilson, organizers reported.

Participants do not need to register but may do so at

For questions, contact Ryan Ake at or 570-372-4324.

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