The Forest County Historical Society has set education as a priority in serving our Forest County community. We have finalized our schedule for our Tuesday lecture series called Tuesday Talks at the Museum. These talks all start at 7:00 at the museum. Speakers will talk for half of an hour and then stay around until 8:00 for any questions from the audience. This event is free for all museum members and cost $5.00 for nonmembers. We hope we have an interesting line up for you this summer and you will come and join us.
June7- We will watch a video recording of a Wood Hick and a Roustabout of the Oil Industry. This is a project of the Lumber Heritage Region of which the Forest County Historical Society is a member. The two men in the video portray men in their respective fields. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
June 14 – FCHS Board member, Janet Fennel will talk about Cyrus Blood who founded Forest County and Marienville.
June21 – SFC Steven G. Appleby US Army Retired, Curator Education & Programs,
Eldred WWII Museum . SFC Steven will join us and talk about WWII as well as his museum. His museum houses models built by former Tionesta resident, Dr. William Fleming.
June 28 – Amanda Hetrick, Elisha Pospisal will play and sing songs for us.
July 5 – Denny Lamb will speak about Admiral Davis, of Tionesta.
July 12 – Matt Savinda, of the Pa. Game Commission-will be with us once again and this year he will speak about Eagles.
July 19 – Terry Janosik, is the President at Townline Lumber and Excavation. Terry also has a hobby of videotaping and has some beautiful video of Forest County spots I would like to do a program on the Cross Iron Furnace located on Little Hickory.
July 26 – Morgan Silvis, Natural Resources Specialist, US Army Corps of Engineers will speak on Invasive Species.
August 2 – FCHS Board member, Rodney Daum will speak on D.W. Clark, from Tionesta who served in the Civil War.
August 9 – E.G. Bell – Tribute to Bert Nemcick. Ed and Bert were both writers for the Forest Press. Bert passed away this year and Ed will pay tribute to his life and legacy.
August 16 – Butch Johnson to talk about Jack McMichael. Jack is an original founder of the Tionesta Indian Festival. He was inducted into the Turtle Clan.
August 23 – Leonard Nicklas- although he has yet to finalize his subject, it will be on the Marienville area.
August 30 – Brian Hale – Tionesta Centennial Celebration 1956.