The Tyrone Area Historical Society is located in central Pennsylvania. Founded in 1990, the Society is committed to the stories of Tyrone, Snyder Township, Warriors Mark and Sinking Valley in Blair and Huntingdon counties. Our mission is to encourage the community to preserve and share the unique history of Tyrone and the surrounding communities.
Help us celebrate our 25th!
The Tyrone History Museum is now open on Sundays and Wednesdays from 1 to 4 PM until the fall. This is a very special year for the Society as it celebrates 25 years of service to the community.
Tyrone Ladies' Fashions, a special exhibit at the Museum from now until early November, features clothing worn by some local women at the turn of the century. The items are all from the Society's collection, and date between 1890 and 1920. They can be viewed during the Museum's regular hours.
Peggy Fields will be at the Museum on October 4, 2015 from 1 to 4 PM to answer questions about the exhibit. Peggy is a known and respected expert on costuming and has dressed the staff and volunteers of Baker Mansion (Altoona, PA) and Fort Roberdeau (Tyrone Township, Blair County) in authentic reproductions for more than 30 years. Sample her handiwork at Peggy's Closet.
YMCA "treasures" on display
One hundred years ago, this Bible-themed painting was dedicated in the YMCA. It has been cleaned and restored and is now hanging in its temporary home at the TAHS Museum.
The Historical Society also has other treasures from the old "Y" including a time capsule, the cornerstone, and the safe.
The painting and other items from Tyrone's past can be seen at the Tyrone History Museum during regular hours throughout the fall.
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