Watch this page for announcements of future events of the
Tyrone Area Historical Society and events sponsored
by other local historical organizations.
734 Tipton Rd.
The Bellwood-Antes Historical Society meets monthly from March through November. Meetings generally are held on the fourth Monday of the month in the meeting room of the Bellwood-Antis Public Library, 526 Main St., Bellwood. An interesting history program is provided at every meeting. Programs begin after a short business meeting and are free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:
— Monday, May 20, 2013 —
“Lewis & Clark’s Expedition from Great Falls
to the Rocky Mountains”
Presenter: Lynn Herman
— Monday, June 24, 2013 —
“History of Sinking Valley”
Presenter: Karen Morrow
— Monday, July 22, 2013 —
“Gyotaku: Japanese Art of Fish Printing”
Presenter: Jody Wallace
— Monday, August 26, 2013 —
“History of Local Theatres”
Presenter: Dr. Michael G. Farrow
— Monday, September 23, 2013 —
“History of Claysburg and Sarah Furnace”
Presenter: Richard Allison
— Monday, October 28, 2013 —
[ Program to be announced. ]
Presenter: Dave Kurtz
3419 Oak Lane
BCHS to hold Civil War Weekend
The Blair County Historical Society will hold a Civil War Living History Weekend on July 27–28 at Baker Mansion. Details are pending.
431 Scotch Valley Rd.
The Blair County Genealogical Society offers free programs at the Roller-Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Rd., Hollidaysburg. Programs are held at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month except for July and December. They are:
— Thursday, May 16, 2013 —
“How My Genealogical Research Guides My Writing”
Presenter: Judy Coopey
— Thursday, June 20, 2013 —
“A Soldier’s Tale: Why Did Lawrence Allwine
Sign the Philadelphia Loyalty Oath in 1786?”
Presenter: Duane Alwin
— Thursday, July 18, 2013 —
— Thursday, August 14, 2013 —
“Digging Into Altoona Scrapbooks”
Presenter: Herman R. Nagle
— Thursday, September 19, 2013 —
“Wilmore Track Water Pans”
Presenter: Mark Blaisdell
— Thursday, October 17, 2013 —
“So You Think You Know Gettysburg”
Presenters: Jim & Suzanne Gindlesperger
— Thursday, November 21, 2013 —
Dr. Mary Edwards
Presenter: Lucy Wolf
— Thursday, December 12, 2013 —
383 Fort Roberdeau Rd.
Celebrate the Fourth at the Fort
Celebrate America’s independence at a place where it all began. Bring a picnic basket and join in the traditional Fourth of July festivities at Fort Roberdeau from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on July 4, 2013.
The Fourth of July is a special day at Fort Roberdeau, central Pennsylvania’s only frontier fort of the American Revolution. Come and learn the story of America’s struggle for independence as it was fought here in central Pennsylvania. There were no British redcoats battling George Washington’s army out here, but plenty of fighters — militiamen, British and American rangers, Seneca and other American Indians, and private citizens — were protecting their families and farms.
Throughout the day, special programs and tours of the Fort will be available. Costumed staff members will be demonstrating some of the chores of 18th century frontier life.
In keeping with the spirit of independence, admission is free on this special day.