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Entries by Tara Fleming
We will serve hot dogs from 4-6 on Dec 4 preceding the Tionesta Lights Up activities.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Friday: Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Sun. – Thurs: Closed
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