Entries by Tara Fleming

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.

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 […]