Entries by Tara Fleming

Forest County Survey

The Forest County Historical Society would like all seasonal and full-time residents of Forest County to complete a survey for us. This will help us plan programs to better meet your needs. The survey may be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FCHS2022

Tribute to Ryan Burke Beach

The Forest County Historical Society is saddened to announce the unexpected passing of Ryan Burke Beach.  Ryan has been on our Board of Directors for many years.  He has always taken an interest in history especially Forest County history.  Burke often talked about the importance of handing on our heritage to our future.  Serving on the Buildings and […]

Halloween at the Museum

The Forest County Historical Society once again held Trick or Treat at the museum on October 31, 2021.  Seven Board members or friends chose to honor a character from Forest County History by portraying the character as they passed out their treats.  We served at least 120 children most with parents coming through the museum as well.   Janet Fennell […]

Tuesday Talks… What we learned in 2021

Peggy Butler kicked off this year’s Tuesday Talks on May 25th with a presentation on the state insect, the firefly. Peggy and her husband Ken have chaired the PA Firefly Festival for the past 9 years to celebrate rare synchronous fireflies found here in Forest County. Peggy was followed by Georgene Searfoss, author of Longings […]

Special Thanks to E.G. Bell

We had another outstanding talk at the museum. E.G. Bell, writer for the Forest Press, gave us an appreciation for “The Magic of The Forest”.   E. G. Bell is now living the dream that was planted in him so long ago by his grandfather. He came to the mountains as a child and fell in […]

Special Thanks to Doris Bisker England

We were honored to have with us Doris Bisker England, author of In the Forest. Doris drew a record crowd of people wanting to hear about life in the past. Her daughter Diane joined her and read some excerpts from her book in between questions. Doris lives in New Jersey now, but she and some […]

Special Thanks to Terry Janosik

A special thanks to Terry Janosik who spoke on “Forgotten Tionesta“. Terry is a video hobbyist and has travels up beyond the Tionesta Lake and Dam. He told us about Braceville and the many sawmills that were booming in the 1800’s. There are even some structures that are still standing! Next week we have Doris Bisker […]

Special Thanks to Brian Hale

Special thanks to Brian Hale for a very informative talk on the Puritin Pottery and Evenflo factory in Tionesta. Brian’s presentation was quite interactive and it was amazing how many in the audience had worked at Evenflo and had memories. Next week we welcome Kevin Carter of Marienville. Kevin is a community minded, concerned citizen […]