Entries by Tara Fleming

Special thanks to Ashley Sweda

Special thanks to Ashley Sweda for his presentation on the history of Forest County permaculture and where do we go from here.  Ashley, along with his wife Nancy, is the owner of Full Circle Artisan Farm.  We had an intimate group sit out on the lawn and reminisce.  Next week we welcome Burke Beach Civil War (volunteered as […]

Special thanks to Bernadette Holzer

Thank you to Lions former District Governor, Bernadette Holzer, and over 50-year Lion member, Bill Wallace, for their excellent presentation on the History of the Tionesta Lions.  The Tionesta Lions have been in existence for 81 years.  It was great to hear about the activities of our local club and how they meet the mission […]

Special thanks to Eric Cepak

Special thanks to Eric Cepak, Forest County office of Veterans affairs. Erick spoke at our Tuesday Talk and told us about some times he was able to help Forest County veterans or their families to get Benefits. Some benefits are based on income and some are not. Eric is a great asset to our county […]

Special thanks to Amanda Hetrick and Elisha Pospisil

Special thanks to Amanda Hetrick, Forest Area Schools Superintendent as well as Elisha Pospisil for entertaining us at our Tuesday Talks at the museum on June 30, 2020. Elisha played the guitar while Amanda taught us about the suffragette movement and the songs they sang to express themselves.At one time, in another state, the women’s […]

Special thanks to Ron Heasley

Special thanks to Ron Heasley for his Tuesday Talk at the Museum on June 23.  Ron stepped up when the woman scheduled to speak had to decline due to a hospital stay.  Ron talked about memories of the Tionesta Beach.  We had ten people attend who laughed at old pictures and reminisced about the last […]

History Center Opening

Governor Wolf has declared Forest County green as of May 29, 2020. We at the Forest county History Center plan to re-open on Friday June 12. Our hours for this year are Monday through Saturday noon – four o’clock except on Tuesday when we will once again offer our lecture series, Tuesday Talks at the […]

Notable Women

In 2020, the Forest County Historical Society (FCHS) will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote.  FCHS knows women from Forest County were active in this cause, as the Museum has pictures from a 1915 parade in Tionesta showing women dressed in appropriate clothing and carrying […]

Name the Pigeon Contest

A coloring book is being created with a Passenger Pigeon character that will teach kids about different historical figures or exhibits at our museum, but he needs a name!  So, we are holding a contest for students in the Forest Area schools to name our pigeon.  Teachers will provide them with the ballot to use […]

Tionesta Lights Up

The Forest County Historical Society has been active in our community celebrating the holidays in style.We decorated a Christmas tree in the Market Village to help our town have a festive look as we drive through. We decorated our tree in preparation for the upcoming year when we plan to celebrate the passing of the […]