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.
Enjoy the story of the Coffee Pot Papers
A comic-opera interpretation of the Coffee Pot Papers will be presented by Luther Gette at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 16 at the Tyrone History Museum in Tyrone, PA. The program is free and open to the public.
Luther Gette, a Philipsburg historian and raconteur, will share the story in verse and music of the scandal that rocked local politics in the late 1860s. Irish labor bosses provided phony naturalization papers to Irish immigrant laborers building the Clearfield Extension of the Tyrone & Clearfield Railway. The papers were dipped in coffee to make them appear older, so they became known as the Coffee Pot Papers. In the local election of 1867, workers were able to use these false documents to vote.
New exhibit celebrates 60 years of caring
The latest exhibit at the Tyrone History Museum reveals the story of how the community helped to create the Tyrone Hospital 60 years ago.
Upcoming programs in Bellwood
The Bellwood-Antis Historical Society will sponsor programs at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library at 7 p.m. on several Mondays this fall. The programs are free and open to the public.
- Sep 22 -- James & Suzanne Gindlesperger: The Monuments at Gettysburg National Military Park
- Oct 27 -- Denny Shaffner: The Bucktails in the Civil War
- Nov 17 -- John Peoples: The Special Forces Association, the World's Second-oldest Profession
The library is located at 526 Main Street in Bellwood, PA.
Submitted by Charlie Hoyer
Bellwood-Antis Historical Society, Publicity Chair
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