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New Membership Fees to Begin January 1, 2017

In review of the 2017 budget, income does not cover costs and the Juniata County Historical Society board of directors had to make adjustments to their membership fees. The fees for an individual membership will be $20 and family memberships will be $25 effective January 1, 2017. And, as well email/mail volunteer research of one surname will increase as well and will cost $45. These fees are in line with those charged by surrounding area historical societies.  We hope that […]

Fall Dinner Program Features Linda Gilmore Speaking on Those Settlers involved in the Attack on Fort Bigham

Juniata County Historical Society’s fall dinner program will be held Wed., Oct. 19 at Walker Grange, Mexico at 6:30 p.m. Program features author Linda Martin Gilmore who will speak on the 260th anniversary of the Indian attack on Bigham’s Fort. She will give a glimpse into the lives and hardships of the settlers who were involved and survived the attack. Copies of her book: Peril and Perseverance in the Pennsylvania Backcountry 1755-1765: Shearman’s Valley, Tuscarora Valley , and the Mouth […]

Tuscarora Academy Fund-Raiser Is Self-Paced Tour of Historical Landmarks

The second annual Tuscarora Academy fund-raiser is to be held Saturday afternoon, August 20. Planned in collaboration with the Lower Tuscarora Presbyterian Church’s 250th anniversary, the fund-raiser is a self-guided tour of several points of interest in and nearby the area of Academia. It includes historical landmarks such as the Patterson House, Pomeroy-Academia Covered Bridge, Tuscarora Academy, Lower Tuscarora Presbyterian Church and cemetery, Book Indian Mound, Spruce Hill Lunch and Wilson House B&B. Tickets are $25 per adult ticket, $10 […]

Annual Meeting Set – Amended Bylaws Vote

The Annual Meeting of the Juniata County Historical Society will be held at 6:30 p.m., Apr 13, 2016, at Walker Grange, Mexico. Active members of the Society may vote to elect the Board of Directors, and to approve the Amended Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. Copies of the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws can be viewed right here by downloading the Proposed Bylaws and Proposed Articles of Incorporation, or by visiting the Archives Room, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 3 […]

Spring Program to Feature Centralia Mine Fire Presentation

The JCHS Annual Meeting and Spring Dinner Program will begin at 6:30 p.m., April 13, 2016 at Walker Grange, Mexico, PA. There will be 50/50 tickets sold to benefit the Tuscarora Academy. After the meal, a short business meeting will be held to elect board members.   Membership may also be asked to vote on Society bylaws and articles of incorporation, if revisions are complete. This will be followed by author David DeKok’s presentation, “Fire Underground: The Ongoing Tragedy of […]