Entries by Tara Fleming

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 […]

Special Thanks to Steve Sorenson

Forest County Historical Society would like to thank Steve Sorenson for an outstanding presentation about coyotes. Steve brought in a record number of visitors from far and wide. Please join us next Tuesday as Roxanne and Jerry Thornton present a “History of East Forest School”. They taught for a combined 55.5 years at East Forest […]

Special thanks to Georgene Searfoss

We would like to send out a special thank you to Georgene Searfoss for telling the story about Elsie Machle who spent the summers of 1911 and 1912 at the home of the McKean’s in Endeavor. Next week we will welcome Hilary Jebitsch from The Lumber Heritage Region. Hilary has been hired as a Project […]

Special thanks to Peggy Butler

Forest County Historical Society is off and running with our lecture series, Tuesday Talks at the Museum. We doubled our attendance from the average of last year, and we hope that is an indication that people are coming back to enjoy learning about items of interest to Forest County. We would like to send out […]

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.