Categotry Archives: General

Artifacts at Academy Draw A Crowd

   Sunday, July 13, 2014 there were a lot of gnats at the Tuscarora Academy Museum, but that didn’t stop the 60 visitors who came to see the collections of American Indian artifact collectors Andy Paige, Dennis Zeiders and Steve Zeiders. The Zeiders men have been hunting artifacts since the 1960s and have a vast amount of quite interesting items in their displays, many hard-to-find ones too. Paige, who began hunting artifacts more recently, also includes unusual pieces in his collection. His latest find was […]

Genealogy Workshop Set

Genealogy workshop sponsored by the General Thomas Mifflin Chapter NSDAR &  Juniata County Historical Society Featuring professional genealogist Deborah White Hershey Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10 AM Juniata County Library Community Room    Introducing “Today’s DAR,” the application process, and working individually with those who wish to explore membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution. Reservations or questions call Nora Houser at 527-4296 or the Juniata County Historical Society office at 436- 5152 [open Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 9 a.m. […]

Just Hanging Out At The Archives

The society recently added something new to their walls at the Archives — two clocks! Those of you who haven’t visited the society’s Archives for some time should stop by and see what’s hanging out there. The clocks that were just placed on the walls last week are a rare Waterbury “Leipsic” model walnut parlor/regulator clock circa 1895-1915. This clock once hung in the Keystone Hotel in Mifflin, PA and actually survived the fire that took place in that Hotel […]

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 […]