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Successful Academy Fund-raiser Thanks to You

The First Annual Tuscarora Academy Fundraiser was a big success that could not have happened without: a lot of hard work by our fund-raising committee; great community support by sponsors of the event; use of the Juniata Valley Winery grounds and facilities; and the auction services of Steve McLaughlin. In addition, hundreds of individuals donated items for both the silent and live auctions, including books,pottery, rifles, photographs, collectibles, and artwork, as well as a shoo-fly pattern, civil war reproduction fabric […]

Tuscarora Academy Fund-raising Event August 15, 2015

The first annual Tuscarora Academy fund-raising event will be held August 15, 2015, at 4:00 p.m.with hors d’oeuvres and music by The Fever Trees while guests bid on the silent auction items at the Juniata Valley Winery, located on Rt. 35 South in Walnut. The live auction begins at 5:00 p.m. with a variety of antiques and local memorabilia on the auction block. Check out some of the antiques to be sold at http://www.auctionzip.com/pa.html which has a photograph and description of […]

1966 Captivity Remembered

On May 11, 1966, 17-year-old Peggy Ann Bradnick of Shade Gap, PA, was kidnapped by William Diller Hollenbaugh, as she and her siblings got off the school bus. Hollenbaugh, known to locals in Huntingdon County as “Bicycle Pete,” held Bradnick captive for seven days. The kidnapping drew national attention, and was the largest manhunt in Pennsylvania history at that time. Hollenbaugh was tracked down and shot and Bradnick was safely rescued. But, not before FBI special agent Terry R. Anderson, who […]

Juniata Valley Winery to be Site of First Academy Fund-raiser

Support the Tuscarora Academy’s First Annual Fund-raising Event The first annual fund-raiser for the Tuscarora Academy will be held August 15 at the Juniata Valley Winery. Many people may not realize that the tiny hamlet of Academia in Beale Township looks quite different today than it did in the late part of the nineteenth century. The Tuscarora Academy building, which was constructed in 1816, originally housed the congregation of the Lower Tuscarora Presbyterian Church.   In 1839, the building began […]

Last TVRR Car Still Exists

   This past summer the society was offered the last existing Tuscarora Valley Railroad Car by the owner. Due to our decision to take ownership of the Tuscarora Academy we realized that we could not take on this financial responsibility. However, we did some research and tried to have it placed onto the Preservation Pennsylvania At Risk list. Having it placed onto this list would have possibly gotten the car some attention from an individual or organization and maybe gotten it a new home and […]