Board of Directors Decide To Shut Down Summer Events

At the Thursday May 22nd meeting of the JCHS Board of Directors, it was decided to not open the Tuscarora Academy at all in 2020. Also, the yearly summer fundraiser for the Academy that is held at the Juniata Valley Winery has been cancelled, all due to COVID-19. As of now, the archives is closed to the public, however we will be taking research requests via email as long as the proper form is submitted. The form can be found on our research and requests page. If you have any questions about anything related to the society, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email.

Spring Opening To Be Delayed Due To Coronavirus

As of now, JCHS will be delaying the spring opening of the archives until further notice. All events during the month of April have been cancelled and no appointment hours in the archives will be given during this time. Stay tuned for updates at a later time. Thank you all for your patience!


Archives Closures for the Holiday Season

The archives room will be closed the week of Thanksgiving and no appointment hours will be available. We will open again on December 3rd with our regular hours and the last day for normal business hours in 2019 will be December 11th, and we will be open for regular business hours again on March 24th 2020. If you need to do any research between December 26th and March 23rd, please contact the archives for an appointment at 717-436-5152 or send us an email at

Academia Covered Bridge

Tuscarora Academy Open for the 2019 Season!!

The Tuscarora Academy Museum opened its doors to the public on Sunday, June 2nd at 1:30 p.m. The Academy Museum will be open every Sunday from 1:30-4 p.m through August 25th. For more information please click on the link below that will take you to our Academy page. There you will be able to find downloadable content and a link to google maps so that you may find directions to the museum. We would be delighted to see you this summer!

Spring Banquet Set for April 9th

Scenes of Juniata County from the photographic collection of Tom Leister will be shown during the Juniata County Historical Society’s Spring Dinner Program this year. The dinner, set for Tuesday, April 9 at Walker Grange, Mexico, PA, will feature photos from Leister’s vast collection of happenings in the county caught on camera. He started his photo collection following a camera purchase in 1980. He simply had an interest in recording events, he explains of why he began snapping area photos. Shots he’ll be showing via his slide collection will include a wide range of those taken in the mid-1950s to the present. Some will include those taken by his late father and uncle.

The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., with the presentation to follow. Menu is roast chicken, filling, mashed potatoes, green beans Almondine, assorted cakes and ice cream. Tickets are $20 and any profit benefits the General Operating Fund. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. Deadline for reservations and payment is April 2.Tickets can be bought by visiting the Society’s Archives Tuesdays from 10 a.m.— 4 p.m. or Wednesdays from 10 a.m.— 1 p.m. You may call 717-436-5152 to reserve ticket[s], but they must be picked up. If you’d like them mailed to you, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with your check payable to Juniata County Historical Society and send to: 498 Jefferson Street, Suite B, Mifflintown, PA, 17059.