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Spring Banquet Set for April 9th

Scenes of Juniata County from the photographic collection of Tom Leister will be shown during the Juniata County Historical Society’s Spring Dinner Program this year. The dinner, set for Tuesday, April 9 at Walker Grange, Mexico, PA, will feature photos from Leister’s vast collection of happenings in the county caught on camera. He started his photo collection following a camera purchase in 1980. He simply had an interest in recording events, he explains of why he began snapping area photos. […]

Archives Closures for the Holiday Season

The archives room will be closed the week of Thanksgiving and no appointment hours will be available. We will open again on November 27th with our regular hours and the last day for normal business hours in 2018 will be December 12th, and we will be open for regular business hours again on March 19th 2019. If you need to do any research between December 26th and March 19th, please contact the archives for an appointment at 717-436-5152 or send […]

BEST KEPT SECRET IN JUNIATA COUNTY – THE TUSCARORA FEMALE SEMINARY

Juniata County Historical Society’s Fall Dinner Program will be held Wednesday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Walker Grange, Mexico, PA. The program will highlight the history of the Tuscarora Female Seminary. It will feature not only the educational programs taught there, but also the history surrounding the building and its unique architecture by presenter Audrey Sizelove.   An article, “The History of the Tuscarora Female Seminary” as published in the book, Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies will be available for sale […]

Native American Artifact Display Set For August 19th!

It was a wet and rainy day on July 22nd when this display was originally scheduled for. Therefore the decision was made to cancel the event. However, we have rescheduled for August 19th and we hope to see you there! It is always a lot of fun!

American House Owners Host Tuscarora Academy Fund-Raiser

Tom and Jeanne Cleck Reese, owners of the historic American House in East Waterford, hosted a Spring Fling, April 28, to benefit the Tuscarora Academy.  The American House was built in 1790, and later served as a hotel to stage coach travelers and passengers on the Tuscarora Valley Railroad.  The hotel hosted guests and served as many as 500 Sunday meals, under the ownership of Miss Grace Pannebaker, who passed away in 1960.  The Reese’s gave a history of the building and […]

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