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Restored Cannon Carriage On Display

This cannon carriage, once owned by the David H, Wilson GAR Post 134, Mifflintown, is believed to have been made in the late 1870’s.  It was restored and a new barrel was made by Jeff Stafford of Coatesville, PA. It is, along with the matching limber, on display at the Academy.  The canon barrel was made so it could not be fired. There will be more on this story in the September issue of Juniata Jottings – which should be […]

Zimmie’s “Pie Lady” Finds Her Way Home

For years, she beckoned Juniata County residents to come inside Zimmie’s Diner to sample the fine food and atmosphere.  And she did this without saying a word.  Her lure: a steaming hot-out-of-the-oven pie she held out in front of her.  Known simply as the “Pie Lady,” she was a staple in our fine county. A number of years back, the diner was sold and the Pie Lady had vanished.  Gone….but not forgotten. A few months ago, the Society was contacted […]

Academy Museum Review

Although I’m both a Board member and the editor of both the online blog of the Juniata County Historical Society (of which you’re reading now) and our member’s quarterly newsletter, I’m relatively new to the organization – still learning the ins and outs of a small volunteer organization. This past August, I was able to learn firsthand about one of the properties overseen and managed by the Society – the Academy Museum – when I served as the host during […]

World War II parachute transformed into one-of-a-kind wedding dress

Every once in awhile, we see a story that is just so neat – we have to share it (even though it’s not necessarily something that happened in Juniata County).  This is one of those instances. As the “marryin’ season” is now upon us, this seems the perfect time to share this story!  If you have a similar story, especially if in Juniata County, please share it! Reprinted with permission from Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries (from their recent Spring Newsletter:  […]