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.
Irish Heritage Celebration, March 19-20 - special hours
As promised by Punxsutawney Phil, spring is arriving early this year, just in time for the Irish Heritage celebration in Tyrone, PA. The Tyrone History Museum will be open on Saturday, March 19 from 10 AM to 2 PM and on Sunday, March 20 from 1 PM to 4 PM. Admission, as always, is free. (The Museum will open for the season on April 3, 2016.)
Look familiar? This18th century farm looks like many that are preserved here in northern Blair County, PA, but this house and log barn are in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. You can visit it (and see much more!) at the Ulster-American Folk Park, a national museum of Northern Ireland. They'll be celebrating the "Emigrants' Farewell" (also known as the "American Wake") on St. Patrick's Day. Click on the photo to visit the Park's website.
The TAHS office and library are open year-round on Wednesday from 1 to 4 PM, or at other times by appointment. Call 814-684-5141 to arrange your visit.
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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