Hartslog Heritage Museum

Hartslog Heritage Museum The Hartslog Heritage Museum is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the Hartslog area.
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Hartslog Day Heritage Festival
04/09/2019

Hartslog Day Heritage Festival

Believe it or not, we are 6 month out from Hartslog Day! What does that mean?

We are doing the final preparations for getting the 2019 applications out! The application fee is $100, no guarantee that you will be in. The application fee is returned it you are not accepted. Very limited space. This is a juried show with only hand crafted arts and crafts. The show is always the 2nd Saturday in October. This year it will be October 12th. You can requesting an application by sending(PM) your mailing address. All applications go out on April 15th, they are due on or before May 31st. Confirmation letters go out on July 1st.

Don't miss you chance to become a vendor at the premier Craft Show is Central PA and beyond. We do not accept applications after the deadline.

You can also email your request to [email protected]

Hartslog Day Heritage Festival
04/06/2019

Hartslog Day Heritage Festival

What a great couple days for our Hartslog Heritage Museum and I am so proud and happy to be a part of it!

One of the most notable ancestors of the Hartslog Area, Colonel John Canan (1761-1833) - Member of the Supreme Executive Council before the Pennsylvania legislature was established, he severed as a colonel in the Revolutionary nWar, and later served in the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representative. He was a mill owner and was part owner of the Mt. Etna Furnace.
Thank you to Patrick and Irma Canan for leading us on a wonderful Hartslog journey for the past couple days. They both travelled by train all the way from California to visit our Hartslog Heritage Museum and the surrounding historical sites. We had a most memorable week at the Hartslog Heritage Museum.

We had the opportunity to connect with the 4th great grandson of John Canan, Patrick Canon and his wife Irma. We had the amazing opportunity to connect them with their Hartslog Heritage. We were able to trace back his ancestry to his 4th Great Grandfather's gravestone and their family Cemetery here in Alexandria, at the Old Hartslog Cemetery. It was amazing to connect so many dots that we never knew existed.
On behalf of the Hartslog Heritage Museum Board, we have to thank many people for the opportunity to see all the amazing sites. Thank you to Lonnie S. Smith Jr. for helping with the genealogical end of the connection. Thank you to Nancy R. Taylor for the insight and recollection from your research from you amazing book Hartslog Heritage and your willingness to drive anywhere with your Suberu, Alan Boyer for the opportunity to visit the grounds that Henry Canan, son of John, gifted to the Loop School and the amazing Canan Cemetery (Loop Cemetery) on the Hartslog Manor Tract. Thank you to the Keller Church for the access to the grounds to visit family and friends of their ancestors, and finally to Perry Smith for access to the Old Hartslog Cemetery just off of Davis Road where Patrick was finally able to connect with his Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather's headstone.

This group of amazing people helped to made the trip of a lifetime to Patrick and Irma Canan and their family. I know they thoroughly enjoyed their stay at Edgewater Inn (Keith Beamer) as well!

Hartslog Day Heritage Festival
04/06/2019

Hartslog Day Heritage Festival

What a great couple days for our Hartslog Heritage Museum and I am so proud and happy to be a part of it!

One of the most notable ancestors of the Hartslog Area, Colonel John Canan (1761-1833) - Member of the Supreme Executive Council before the Pennsylvania legislature was established, he severed as a colonel in the Revolutionary nWar, and later served in the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representative. He was a mill owner and was part owner of the Mt. Etna Furnace.
Thank you to Patrick and Irma Canan for leading us on a wonderful Hartslog journey for the past couple days. They both travelled by train all the way from California to visit our Hartslog Heritage Museum and the surrounding historical sites. We had a most memorable week at the Hartslog Heritage Museum.

We had the opportunity to connect with the 4th great grandson of John Canan, Patrick Canon and his wife Irma. We had the amazing opportunity to connect them with their Hartslog Heritage. We were able to trace back his ancestry to his 4th Great Grandfather's gravestone and their family Cemetery here in Alexandria, at the Old Hartslog Cemetery. It was amazing to connect so many dots that we never knew existed.
On behalf of the Hartslog Heritage Museum Board, we have to thank many people for the opportunity to see all the amazing sites. Thank you to Lonnie S. Smith Jr. for helping with the genealogical end of the connection. Thank you to Nancy R. Taylor for the insight and recollection from your research from you amazing book Hartslog Heritage and your willingness to drive anywhere with your Suberu, Alan Boyer for the opportunity to visit the grounds that Henry Canan, son of John, gifted to the Loop School and the amazing Canan Cemetery (Loop Cemetery) on the Hartslog Manor Tract. Thank you to the Keller Church for the access to the grounds to visit family and friends of their ancestors, and finally to Perry Smith for access to the Old Hartslog Cemetery just off of Davis Road where Patrick was finally able to connect with his Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather's headstone.

This group of amazing people helped to made the trip of a lifetime to Patrick and Irma Canan and their family. I know they thoroughly enjoyed their stay at Edgewater Inn (Keith Beamer) as well!

03/25/2019
The Daily News

Video of the Huntingdon County Medal of Honor Monument Dedication by The Daily News.

Medal of Honor Monument dedication.

Check out these maps of  Alexandria and Porter Township from Pomeroy's Atlas of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, PA 1873!
03/18/2019

Check out these maps of Alexandria and Porter Township from Pomeroy's Atlas of Huntingdon and Blair Counties, PA 1873!

03/03/2019

The Hartslog Heritage Museum will be OPEN Today 3/3/19 from 2:00PM - 4:00PM. WEATHER MAY CHANGE THIS- Please check back here to this post to make sure we are open.
If we are then please go to the former Bank Building first and someone there will take you upstairs to the Museum. Thanks!

02/01/2019
Lots to do and see in Huntingdon County, and Hartslog Heritage Museum is listed #6 !
01/30/2019
Raystown Lake Region: Top 10 Things to Do in Huntingdon County | #visitPA

Lots to do and see in Huntingdon County, and Hartslog Heritage Museum is listed #6 !

Nestled in the heart of central Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County (also known as Raystown Lake Region) is home to abundant natural beauty—shimmering lakes, serene rivers, and forested state parks—as well rich historical attractions and museums. Make the most of your trip with these top things to s...

Great additions to the Alexandria Library!!!!
12/12/2018
Valuing history of state

Great additions to the Alexandria Library!!!!

A donation of books that chronicle some of the early history of Pennsylvania was donated to the Alexandria Memorial Library Monday morning.

Thank you for your service!!
11/11/2018

Thank you for your service!!

Thank you to all the men and women past and present in all branches of the military who have served or are currently serving our country! Veterans Day 2018!

10/31/2018

Happy Halloween!!! Tonight is Trick or Treat 6pm-8pm so make sure to stop at the bank building and get some candy!! 🎃👻🍬

Hartslog Day Heritage Festival
10/03/2018

Hartslog Day Heritage Festival

20 years ago today ties were shoved into place and spikes were driven into rails to install a section of track in front of the former railroad station in Alexandria.

08/25/2018
Huntingdon County Historical Society

Huntingdon County Historical Society

Tomorrow Sunday August 26, 2018 the Petersburg Bethel Presbyterian Church will hold the Annual Worship Service at the old stone Manor Hill Presbyterian Church at 11:00AM. All are welcomed!

The stone Manor Hill Presbyterian Church is the oldest church in Huntingdon County and is owned by the Huntingdon County Historical Society.

Pennsbury Manor
07/31/2018

Pennsbury Manor

Today marks the 300th Anniversary of William Penn’s passing. After his return to England in late 1701 to deal with financial issues, he suffered a series of strokes by 1712, and passed away in Ruscombe, Berkshire UK on July 30, 1718.

Penn’s legacies lives on today at Pennsbury Manor and are realized throughout our Nation. We have been commemorating Penn and his legacies throughout 2018 through special exhibits, educational programs, workshops, and now to culminate on September 29th with the first ever, Governors’ Panel at Pennsbury Manor. Each week leading up
to the Governors’ Panel, we will share little known facts of William Penn and ask our followers to share their memories of Pennsbury Manor. #VisitBucksCounty #governance #PennLegacyYear

http://www.pennsburymanor.org/event/gov_panel/

06/26/2018

Come and see us today!!

06/20/2018
Raystown Lake Region

Raystown Lake Region

Come to the Raystown Lake Visitors Center at Seven Points Recreation Area for FREE Visitor Wake Up Receptions every Tuesday morning now through August 14th, 2018! Enjoy displays from attractions in the area, local businesses and food. Each event provides a sample of things to do and see in the Raystown Lake area and Huntingdon County. The Visitor Wake-Up Reception is open from 9:30am-10:30am. Food is available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Door prizes will be drawn at 10:30am. This event is brought to you by the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau and local businesses. For more information call 1-888-RAYSTOWN.

Our dear friend and one of our founding members of the Hartslog Heritage Museum Jean Harshbarger passed away June 9, 201...
06/16/2018

Our dear friend and one of our founding members of the Hartslog Heritage Museum Jean Harshbarger passed away June 9, 2018. When America's Bicentennial was approaching Jean and 2 other wonderful ladies thoroughly researched and wrote the Hartslog Heritage book which then lead to the formation of the Hartslog Heritage Museum. Thank you Jean for all your hard work and dedication to researching, recording, and preserving our local history and heritage!! (Photos from around 2013)
https://www.cutrightfuneralhomes.com/notices/Jean-Harshbarger

Applications are out! Hartslog Day is officially less than 6 months away!
04/19/2018

Applications are out! Hartslog Day is officially less than 6 months away!

All Hartslog Day Craft Vendor Applications are out. Thank you to the kiddos in Mrs. Erica Paswater Mowrer's business class and others that helped to get them out. If you are looking for an application, please PM your mailing address. Apps are due no later than May 31st.

03/13/2018
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Happy 337th birthday, PA! 🎉 Pennsylvania was proudly founded by William Penn in 1681. #PAproud​

The Alexandria School Memorial Project
03/08/2018

The Alexandria School Memorial Project

**Seeking information regarding this photo**

This photo was recently donated to the Hartslog Heritage Museum and is labeled “JV Teachers, Maintenance & School Board.”
It is believed that the photo may be mislabeled. So we are asking the followers of this page to help identify the people (and place) in this photo so we can confirm where they are from.
Thanks!

The Alexandria School Memorial Project
02/20/2018

The Alexandria School Memorial Project

The Alexandria School Memorial Project
01/07/2018

The Alexandria School Memorial Project

The Hartslog Heritage Museum has created this beautifully detailed keepsake ornament to commemorate the Alexandria School and the fire that destroyed it 50 years ago.
The ornament will be available to purchase for $10 each at the Alexandria School Memorial Project’s Display and Reunion event next Saturday, January 13th, from 1-4pm at the former Bank building. (Across from the library on Main St., Alexandria.)
The ornaments are made of solid wood and are intricately carved with the Alexandria School's image on one side and wording about the fire on the other. It measures 3 1/2" in diameter and is 1/4" thick.
Limited quantities are available, so get yours before they're gone!

The Alexandria School Memorial Project
01/03/2018

The Alexandria School Memorial Project

The Alexandria School Memorial Project
12/15/2017

The Alexandria School Memorial Project

The Alexandria School Memorial Project
12/14/2017

The Alexandria School Memorial Project

Hartslog Day Heritage Festival
09/25/2017

Hartslog Day Heritage Festival

ATTENTION YOUNG CRAFTERS! October 14, 2017

Share your crafting talents with a booth at HARTSLOG DAY!!

Arts and crafts spaces are available for children and youth to sell their own creations on Hartslog Day. Please read the following information carefully, talk it over with your grown-ups and fill out the application.

*Children/Youth must be age 18 or younger. Children are the responsibility of their parents. An
adult must remain near or at the booth at all times.

*The registration fee is $5 per booth. Make checks payable to the Hartslog Heritage Museum.

*Booths must be open from 10:00am until 2:00pm (or until sold out). Due to traffic flow, you
should set up your booth between 8:30am and 9:00am.

*The booth spaces are located in the alleyway to the Children’s Activities area beside the bank.

*You must provide your own tables and chairs.

*Arts and crafts sold at YOUR booth must be YOUR creations. Adults may NOT sell their wares at
the booth.

*You may apply by yourself or with a partner.

Contact Trisha Grove at [email protected] or (814)386-7165 with any questions

08/31/2017
Hartslog Day Heritage Festival

Hope to see you there!

Hartslog Day is right around the corner! Come out to Alexandria and celebrate our Hartslog Heritage!

Hartslog Day Heritage Festival
08/01/2017
Hartslog Day Heritage Festival

Hartslog Day Heritage Festival

With great sadness, we regret to report the passing of our dear and lovable Mr. Hartslog Day, Don Litzenberger.

The Alexandria School Memorial Project
03/05/2017

The Alexandria School Memorial Project

The Alexandria School Memorial Project volunteers would like to extend our appreciation to the Alexandria Fire Company for giving us the opportunity to present our project at the fireman's banquet tonight.

The Blair County Genealogical Society is offering FREE Genealogy Classes!!
03/01/2017

The Blair County Genealogical Society is offering FREE Genealogy Classes!!

FREE geneaolgy classes offered by Blair County Genealogical Society!

The Alexandria School Memorial Project
02/28/2017
The Alexandria School Memorial Project

The Alexandria School Memorial Project

The Alexandria School Memorial Project has been created to preserve the memory and history of the Alexandria School destroyed by fire on January 13, 1968.

02/05/2017

Tomorrow Sunday February 5, 2017 there will be a Valentines Tea Party and Wedding Dress Exhibit in the museum from 2:00PM - 4:00PM. This event is free and open to the public! Please feel free to share and we hope to see you there!

Can you help the Aughwick Civil War Roundtable and the Hartslog Heritage Museum identify the name of this Civil War Sold...
01/26/2017

Can you help the Aughwick Civil War Roundtable and the Hartslog Heritage Museum identify the name of this Civil War Soldier possibly with one of the names on the left side which is George C. Wilson (34-I) or Joseph H. Snyder (202-K)?

Change in Lecture Dates! Huntingdon is Celebrating 250 Years since its Founding by Rev. William Smith D.D. in 1767. The ...
01/17/2017

Change in Lecture Dates!
Huntingdon is Celebrating 250 Years since its Founding by Rev. William Smith D.D. in 1767. The Huntingdon County Historical Society (HCHS) is kicking off the year withs its Winter Lecture Series at the HCHS Exhibit Gallery. Please note the time difference for January and February/ March. #HdonPA250

HCHS has a schedule change to the upcoming Winter Lecture Series. All lectures are held at HCHS Exhibit Gallery, 100 4th Street, Huntingdon PA. Please call if you would like further details, 814-643-5449. Thank you!

Jackson-Township historical preservation
10/11/2016

Jackson-Township historical preservation

Students Hall at Juniata College in Huntingdon in 1909.

The Alexandria School Memorial Project
10/05/2016
The Alexandria School Memorial Project

The Alexandria School Memorial Project

The Alexandria School Memorial Project has been created to preserve the memory and history of the Alexandria School destroyed by fire on January 13, 1968.

Hartslog Heritage Museum's cover photo
09/05/2016

Hartslog Heritage Museum's cover photo

Hartslog Day Heritage Festival
09/01/2016

Hartslog Day Heritage Festival

Our dear friend, Jack Metzger, passed away this morning at the age of 103, 2 days shy of his 104th birthday. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers today. He will be dearly missed. Jack was a founding member of the Museum and the ensuing Hartslog Day.

During research for the book, Hartslog Heritage, Jean Harshbarger, Sara Zabriskie, Ruth Lightener and Nancy Taylor determined where John Hart’s “logg” actually was. Jack and his good friend, Bill Swigart, used old surveying tools and techniques to confirm it – YES – right on the Library’s front lawn!! Jack presented the large stone monument and plaque, in which he cast himself, that stands in front of the Library and Museum. Jack was a man who did so many different things and used his skills for the benefit of his town, the Library and the Museum.

In October of 1975, there was a big presentation of the book, Hartslog Heritage, to Jack, on the library steps with Congressman Bud Shuster present. There was a small exhibit of items found during the research that people allowed the committee to borrow. Hartslog Heritage Museum and Hartslog Day were born.

Many of the items in the Museum were donated by Jack to make the displays we have today, most notably the tools, the clock and watchmakers items. Jack was a resource on many levels. He was a great encourager, but he was also a doer. He designed and built, with the help of others, Don Litzenberger and Sam Miller, the display areas that we have today at the Hartslog Heritage Museum. Everything was always carefully thought out, well-planned and executed.

It is without any hesitation that the Hartslog Heritage Museum and Hartslog Day would not exist were it not for Jack. Rest in Peace Dear Jack!

Address

PO Box 3, 311 Main St
Alexandria, PA
16611

Opening Hours

Sunday 02:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(814) 207-1410

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