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A new book by Robin Van Auken of Hands on Heritage, writing with Lou Hunsinger Jr., is in the works. Commissioned by Muncy Historical Society, the book will detail the history of the West Branch Canal and Muncy Heritage Park.

Scheduled for publication in spring 2019, the local history book will feature a forward by William Poulton, president of Muncy Historical Society, and is dedicated to the memory of Richard and Miriam Mix. The book also will feature full-color art reproductions of watercolors created by Genevieve Swan, mother of Miriam Swan Mix, and Lycoming County’s own artistic “Grandma Moses.” Swan produced numerous works during her lifetime, but the her stylized paintings of postcards and other vignettes along the West Branch Canal were some of her favorite themes.

"Opening the West Branch Canal" by Swan

“Opening the West Branch Canal” by Swan