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.
Book Signing for new PRR book
Author Kenneth Springirth will visit the Tyrone History Museum for a book signing on Sunday, October 19 from 1 to 4 PM.Springirth's new book is Remembering the Pennsylvania Railroad and is a great holiday gift for that railroader you know.
Once noted as the "Standard Railroad of the world," the Pennsylvania Railroad handled more freight and passengers than any other railroad in the United States. This book covers the history of the railroad that once served the industrial heartland of the northeastern part of the United States and includes the surviving legacy with a look at some of the railroads that have taken its place.
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.
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.
Ornament featuring the Tyrone PRR station
3-inch diameter, porcelain
$12 (plus postage)
buy directly at the TAHS Office or the Tyrone History Museum during regular hours
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.
- 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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