Entries by Tara Fleming

Bridge Builders Community Foundation Week of Giving

The Forest County Historical Society is having a fundraiser during the Bridge Builders Community Foundation Week of Giving March 16-18.  Last year we put a new roof on the History Museum at a cost of $63,000.  This year we are planning to erect a new sign to attract more visitors, build a handicap ramp on […]

Research Room

Do you know about our Research Room at the Forest County History Center? Use the “Contact Us” form on our website to schedule a time to dig through the archives to learn more about the people, places, and historical happenings of days gone by in Forest County.

Veterans Day Celebration

Forest County Historical Society will be celebrating Veterans Day with free admission to the museum for all veterans. The museum will be open from 1:00 – 4:00 and we will have singing at 2:00.  We encourage all to join us as we commemorate our veterans. There will be cookies and drinks.

FCHS 2020 Fall Banquet

We will hold our annual Fall Banquet on October 22nd at St. Anthony’s Social Hall on Bridge Street in Tionesta.The menu will be stuffed pork chops, mashed potatoes, green beans, tossed salad, rolls, coffee, tea or punch, and homemade pie. Reservations are due by October 12th.Social Distancing will be observed and wearing masks will be […]

Suffragette Celebration

The Forest County Historical Society held a Celebration Parade to commemorate the 100th year since the passing of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.  The lawn was speckled with over 46 women, most in white with yellow sashes.  One woman even wore her great grandmother’s white dress for the occasion.  Everyone was […]

Special thanks to Nancy Sweda

The History Center would like to send out a special thank you to Nancy Sweda for her excellent presentation on the porch of the Forest County Arts Council.  She talked about the many projects our local Arts Council has undertaken and she had samples of some work as well as photos of events. Next week, August 18 […]

Special thanks to Brian Hale

Special thanks to Brian Hale for the very informative and well presented talk and virtual walk through of Tionesta and the History of the buildings there. He is a wealth of knowledge. Next week, August 11th, we will have Nancy Sweda from the Forest County Arts Council to talk about the Arts council and some […]

Special thanks to Burke Beach

Special thanks to our own Burke Beach for his excellent presentation of the Civil War, especially the 83rd of Tionesta. Burke was very informative and even let us shoot blanks from his official gun. Next week we have the pleasure of Brian Hale, FCHS Historian, Elementary teacher, Forest Press columnists and author of “Kapp Setlement”. […]

Celebration

Looking for Women and girls to celebrate There is no Indian Festival parade this year and yet this is the one hundredth year since women got the right to vote in the 19th amendment.  Forest County voted in favor of the 19th amendment.  Women in Forest County had been working hard to bring about this change.  They […]