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.
The Nurses of World War II
On Thursday April 23, 2015 at 7 p.m. Dr. Julie (Rice) Decker will present a program at The Tyrone History Museum entitled “Serving With Honor: The Legacy of U.S. Military Nurses During WWII.” Dr. Decker is on the faculty of Penn State’s College of Nursing and teacher at the Altoona Campus. She and her family reenacts and educates the public on the Civil War, WWII and Vietnam eras of history.
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.
Help us kick off our anniversary year by stopping by the Museum on Sunday, May 3 for an afternoon open house. Tour the museum and visit with local historians and authors. Light refreshments will be served, and, as always, admission is free.
Irish heritage is featured in several exhibits that will be available through the end of April. A very special exhibit about The Titanic, which was built in Belfast, Ireland includes artifacts related to this infamous ship. Also featured are items that represent the craftsmanship of the Irish people and Irish family crests.
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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