Author Archives: Sheila Yorks

Archives Room Re-opening Soon

The Juniata County Historical Society’s Archives Room will re-open Tuesday, March 12. Hours are Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We are located at 498 Jefferson Street, Suite B, Mifflintown, PA 17059 and are situated directly below the Juniata County Library. There are also hours offered by appointment, if a volunteer is available. Call 717-436-5152 to schedule or email Look for your Spring newsletter the end of March or beginning of […]

Research Library Closing Soon for Winter

The Juniata County Historical Society will close their Archives, located below the Juniata County Library, for the Winter months. The last day of operation will be Wednesday, December 13. The Research Library is taking hours by appointment during this time. Call 717-436-5152 or email: All phones, mail and emails are checked sporadically during the Winter months. Please let a message and someone will return your call or email. Re-opening date is March 12, 2024. Tuesday hours are 10 a.m. […]

Alexander Caverns to be explored at Fall Dinner October 25 at Walker Grange

Local historian Forest K. Fisher will discuss the cavern at the Juniata County Historical Society annual fall dinner, to be held Oct. 25 at the Walker Grange in Mexico. Fisher is the author of Alexander Caverns: Mifflin County’s Once Spectacular Show Cave, published by the Mifflin County Historical Society. A Mifflin County Historical Society board member since 1995-96, Fisher took the position as newsletter editor and continues that post. He is also immediate past president, having served two terms and […]


The Juniata County Historical Society will hold their Fall Dinner Wednesday, October 25. More information will follow!

Indian Artifacts Set for July 23 at Academy

Indian artifact collectors will be at the Tuscarora Academy Museum Sunday, July 23 from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.    Steve Zeiders, an enthusiastic collector from Mifflintown who has been collecting since 1962, will bring his vast collection of artifacts. Some that will be displayed on his tables include bannerstones, drills, mini-axes, knives, hammer stones, sharpening tools, celts, engraved tools, stone bowls, scrapers, sewing needles, clay and stone pipes, and a fire starter rock. This year alone he’s found an additional 55 artifacts, […]