Author Archives: Sheila Yorks

Just In!

For those of you who are doing any genealogy on the families of Hench, Hartman or Rice, the society recently received the publication Genealogy of the Hench & Hartman Families, compiled by Steve Runkle and his wife Janeann, February 2012. Runkle, who recently gave two presentations to area residents concerning the Revolutionary War, provided the society with a copy of the publication which tells about those families, who played parts in the war. Many of the ancestors of these families are […]

We Made It!

This photo of the Juniata County Historical Society’s Academia Pomeroy Covered Bridge is featured in the 2014 Project for Pennsylvania Transportation & Heritage’s [ProjectPATH] calendar. The photo chosen to be included in their calendar was taken by P. Joseph Lehman Inc. Consulting Engineers and Juniata County Historical Society and is featured in the month of July. It was the contest’s Facebook Fan Favorite runner-up with 55 votes, 11 shares and 15 comments. Thanks to those of you who voted via […]

Historical Educational Events Continue at Archives

It may be a cold winter, but it hasn’t hindered those interested in learning more about The Revolutionary War to come out for Historical Educational Events held by the society. Two programs, presented by Steve Runkle, were held at the Juniata County Library’s Community Room this January. The first, The Revolutionary War in the Susquehanna River Basin Region, was held January 13, 2014. Runkle gave a room packed full of individuals insight on the part played by the Northern Americans during the war.  His […]

Civil War Event This Weekend!

A Civil War Event will be held at the Academy Saturday and Sunday, August 24 and 25. Union and Confederate re-enactors will be set up at the Tuscarora Academy Museum in Academia. They will give presentations and demonstrations of the Civil War soldier’s way of life throughout the weekend. The Academy Museum will be open Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. There’s no fee to visit so feel free to stop by that weekend. This will be the […]