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    The Tyrone Area Historical Society really doesn’t operate a gift shop, but it does have a few quality items for sale. Most items may be purchased at the Tyrone History Museum or at the Society’s Archives & Research Facility during the hours open. 
    Some items may be purchased by mail, with a nominal amount charged for postage and handling. Send your check, payable to “Tyrone Area Historical Society,” to...

Lori Eckert, Treasurer
Tyrone Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 1850
Tyrone, PA 16686-0102

Items Available...

Book: Tyrone of Today
Book: Unscheduled Stop
Book: Tyrone Print by John Hovenstine
Book: Tyrone History Book — 1850 to 1950
Book: NOW SHOWING — A History of Altoona and Blair County Theatres
Souvenir Locomotive Engineer’s Cap
Tyrone Mug
Tyrone Christmas Ornament
Book: Tyrone of Today
1 — First published in 1897, Tyrone of Today — The Gateway of the Alleghenies, by Rev. W. H. Wilson, has become a collector’s item for all who are interested in Tyrone history. Few of the original copies are still in existence.
2 — In December 1975, the Tyrone Bicentennial Committee, in observance of the 200th anniversary of the birth of our nation, sponsored the reprinting of the book. The proceeds from the sales of the second printing were used in the Tyrone area to help finance the Bicentennial Celebration of the United States of America — 1776–1976.
3 — This third printing (in 2010) is done under the auspices of the Tyrone Area Historical Society. All proceeds from its sales will be used to help maintain the Society’s collections and to promote its activities.

$18 (paperbound) — plus $2 by mail
Book: Unscheduled Stop
An account of the wreck of the Walter L. Main circus train near Tyrone in May 1893, by Paula Zitzler with Susie O’Brien.

$15 (paperbound) — plus $5 by mail
Tyrone Print by John Hovenstine
First released in 1988, the Tyrone Print is back by popular demand and has been reprinted by the artist.

Signed by the artist, the matted print features (from left ) the Tyrone Municipal Building, the former First National Bank of Tyrone (Jones Building), the Veterans of Foreign Wars Building, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Building, and the Glass House.
Purchases can be made at the Tyrone Area Historical Society’s office on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and at the Tyrone History Museum on Sundays and Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m.

$24 — Sorry, no mail orders
Tyrone History Book — 1850 to 1950
We’re proud to offer a republication of Ralph T. Wolfgang’s book, A Short History of Tyrone Borough [1850–1950].

From Wolfgang’s text, we can learn more about the early settlers and developers of Tyrone. The importance of iron ore and the process leading to providing “pig iron” to many outlying areas from Tyrone Forges, is just one of the topics that Mr. Wolfgang has written very informatively. We’ve added twenty-four photographs from our collection, a chronology of Tyrone Borough, and a foldout copy of the 1873 Pomeroy map of Tyrone.
The book is available at four locations in Tyrone: the Chamber of Commerce office, Gardners Candies, the Tyrone History Museum, and the office of the Tyrone Area Historical Society.

Only $15 (paperbound) — plus $2 by mail
Book: NOW SHOWING — A History of Altoona and
Blair County Theatres

By Michael G. Farrow, Ph.D.

Contains descriptions of 175 theatres — 100 in Altoona, and 75 in the rest of the county including Bellwood, Claysburg, Duncansville, Hollidaysburg, Klahr, Martinsburg, Newry, Roaring Spring, Tipton, Tyrone, and Williamsburg.

This brand-new book is hardbound, coffee-table size, with more than 550 color photos and illustrations. Included are maps, table listings of all the theatres and their addresses, and opening and closing dates. Special chapters cover dance halls, circuses, and biographies of the theatre owners. The book also includes a detailed 16-page index.
$30 (hardbound)
The book is available at four locations in Tyrone: Community Pharmacy, the Tyrone-Snyder Public Library, the Tyrone History Museum, and the office of the Tyrone Area Historical Society.
Author Dr. Farrow has asked that all proceeds from the sales of his book go to the Blair County Historical Society.
Souvenir Locomotive Engineer’s Cap
This handsome, souvenir locomotive engineer’s cap sports a PRR “Tyrone” emblem along with the embroidered words, “Tyrone History Museum.”

$10 — plus $2 by mail
(ADULT or JUVENILE size available)

Tyrone Area Historical Society Mug
Made of white china, the mug features a locomotive graphic on one side and the logo of the Tyrone Area Historical Society on the other.

$6 — plus $2 by mail
Tyrone Christmas Ornament


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