By Jane Cannon Mort Two firearms and a Civil War-era fife that were stolen from the Juniata County Historical Society’s museum, the Tuscarora Academy, almost 45 years ago, are back where they belong. Jess Guyer, society volunteer and museum curator, worked with Philadelphia-area authorities for more than two years to identify and verify items that the society had reported missing in March 1979. The items included a Revolutionary War-era Sharpe flintlock pistol that belonged to an ancestor of Guyer’s, a […]
The Juniata County Historical Society board of directors is pleased to announce we have been awarded two grants from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). This includes the General Operating Support (GOS) grant, $4,000 and a Historical and Archival Records Care (HARC) grant, $5,000. The GOS grant helps pay for operating costs. The HARC grant is designated specifically to fund the purchase of two scanners and a computer to begin work to digitize tax records, photographs and more. In […]
Spring is around the corner, which means the archives will be reopening for regular business hours! This year our planned reopening will take place March 21st. We look forward to seeing everyone again!
Some updates from the Archives! We continue to hold open hours on Tuesdays from 10am until 4pm. In addition, we will also be open on Wednesdays from 10am until 1pm. The final day that the archives will be open this year is December 20, 2022. After being closed for the winter, we will reopen on March 21, 2023. We will, however, gladly offer winter hours by pre-scheduled appointment depending on volunteer availability. This can be arranged in advance by calling […]
The Tuscarora Academy is open now through the end of August! We’re excited to welcome visitors and to unveil this summer’s special sports exhibit. Don’t forget we have duplicate historic county items for sale while supplies last!