Cambria County Historical Society

Cambria County Historical Society Our mission is to preserve and promote the history of Cambria County through its museum collections, library, and archives.

06/06/2019

** We will be closed Saturday June 8th and reopen as normal on Tuesday June 11th**

05/08/2019

Don't forget to stop by our ever popular History Shorts tonight! Did you know Marie Antoinette almost lived in Pennsylvania? Have you ever wanted insight into a local Civil War diary? Ever wanted the opportunity to learn more about a founding family of Ebensburg and their land? Well tonight is the night to have all of these curiosities fulfilled.

Free and open to the Public!

Ebensburg Borough Building 300 West High Street
7:00 PM

04/09/2019

TOMORROW at 7pm at the Ebensburg Borough Building. Johnstown authors Jim and Suzanne Gindlesperger will be discussing their popular book, "So You Think You Know Gettysburg, Volume 2."

Jim and Sue have spoken at the Society several times in the past, including a presentation on their first volume of So You Think You Know Gettysburg a few years ago. The second volume came about after readers made numerous requests for a followup to their first book, which had won the Bronze Medal for National Book of the Year.

Both of their Gettysburg books feature stories of the men and monuments at Gettysburg. Using a full color PowerPoint presentation, they will discuss stories of heroism, misfortune, and sacrifice. Some of these stories are humorous, while others talk about the tragedies of war. They will also talk about many of the monuments on the battlefield, what they represent, why they are placed where they are, and what the men who fought wanted us to remember. Their Gettysburg presentation is one of their most popular and always generates many questions from the audience.

03/08/2019

On this International Women’s Day we would like to highlight a woman from Cambria County History. Margaret Malzi Fox, born in Johnstown in 1875 she worked at the Geis General Store and Foster’s at a young age. She married Francis Fox and moved to Dunlo where she raised five children. Margaret and her husband operated the Fox Store and Hotel where Margaret had charge of the kitchen and planed meals. When Francis died in 1948 Margaret ran the hotel on her own until 1965. She loved to travel and when she was in her nineties, she and her daughter Agnes traveled to New York and Florida. At age 92 she attended the “Traveling Abroad” lectures of the UPJ Community Cultural Series. Margaret was an accomplished horse woman and loved to play cards, she was still playing cards until she was 101 years old. She attributed her long and productive life to hard work. Margaret Malzi Fox died October 30, 1977 at the age of 102.

For more stories of the women of Cambria County stop in and read a book in our library, “Women of Cambria County, Their Work- Their History- Their Contributions” American Association of University-women 1988, By The Johnstown Branch

03/01/2019

We're Open! With our amazing volunteers we got a lot done this February but now we are open and ready for visitors! See you soon!

We will be closed to the public starting today for the entire month of February. We will reopen March 1st for regular bu...
02/01/2019

We will be closed to the public starting today for the entire month of February. We will reopen March 1st for regular business hours! Stay warm out there and we will see you soon!

01/30/2019

The Cambria County Historical Society will be closed today due to weather. Please stay safe and warm!

01/25/2019

Remember the historical society will be closed for the month of February. If you have any research that needs done or just want to stop by make sure you stop in before February 1st!

01/22/2019
Ebensburg Borough & Community

Ebensburg Borough & Community

Are you a direct descendant of a soldier that fought during the U.S. Civil War?

If so, Daughter’s of Union Veterans of the Civil War (DUVCW) Clara Barton Tent #64, Ebensburg, meets on the first Saturday of the month at 11 am at Hoss’s Steak and Seahouse Ebensburg. If interested, contact Mandy Conklin Koenigsberg at [email protected] or 814-659-5632.

We have our winners!Most creative: Damian StiffeyMost Artistic: Juliana RayMost represents the history of Cambria County...
11/30/2018

We have our winners!
Most creative: Damian Stiffey

Most Artistic: Juliana Ray

Most represents the history of Cambria County: Kataryna Iorio

Most represents the holidays: Hailey Faight

Most represents A Christmas Village: Olivea Faust

Best in Show: Juliana Ray

Be sure to stop up and see all of our wonderful gingerbread houses here
at the society, we are open today 10-4 and we have an open house Tomorrow from 3-5.
Congratulations to the winners and a huge thank you to all who participated!!

11/21/2018

Hello all!
We are looking to build a collection of china (mostly dinner and salad plates) for when we do events here at the society. We have been borrowing plates in the past but would like to have some of our own. If you or someone you know has plates they would like to donate to us please give us a call at 814-472-6674!

11/15/2018

We will be closed today 11/15/18 due to road conditions. Stay safe!

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 1918 gun fire fell silent on the Western Front of France as World War...
11/11/2018

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 1918 gun fire fell silent on the Western Front of France as World War I ended not in surrender but in Armistice.

We would like to thank our veterans, past and present, on this very special Veterans Day for your service and sacrifice.

Photo:Soldiers celebrating World War I Armistice in November, 1918.
Time Life Pictures/US Army Signal Corps/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Cambria County Historical Society's cover photo
11/07/2018

Cambria County Historical Society's cover photo

Cambria County Historical Society's cover photo
11/07/2018

Cambria County Historical Society's cover photo

While I know thinking about Christmas this early in the year can be hard for some of us, Dickens of a Christmas weekend ...
11/07/2018

While I know thinking about Christmas this early in the year can be hard for some of us, Dickens of a Christmas weekend is just around the corner here in Ebensburg! The town festivities will be held on November 30- December 2. Be sure to make a reservation for our Christmas Luncheon, check out our beautifully decorated open house, and make sure the kids have their gingerbread houses ready for our gingerbread contest! Hope to see you soon!

We would like to thank all of the wonderfully scary trick-or-treaters we got this year! The Witches of Buck Mansion will...
11/01/2018

We would like to thank all of the wonderfully scary trick-or-treaters we got this year! The Witches of Buck Mansion will go back into their slumber until next Halloween 🎃 👻

10/19/2018

We will be closed on Saturday October 20th. We will reopen for normal hours Tuesday.

10/10/2018

Our Potato Fest basket raffle winners are:

Christy Horvath- Corn Hole Game
Cindy Owatt- TV
Dave Huber- Jim Beam
Theresa Tremper- Lottery Tickets
Monica Palko- Pet Care
Rick Barto- Wine
Melissa Giarth - Kitchen Supplies

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you all for your support!

We would like to thank everyone who came out and enjoyed our 1920’s party with us! We had a great turn out and a wonde...
10/07/2018

We would like to thank everyone who came out and enjoyed our 1920’s party with us! We had a great turn out and a wonderful time. Hope to see you next year!

We have a lot going on this fall! Be sure to check it out! All of our History talks start at 7:00 Pm
09/05/2018

We have a lot going on this fall! Be sure to check it out! All of our History talks start at 7:00 Pm

Steve Ditko, native of Johnstown PA, has passed away at the age of 90 at his home in New York. "Steve Ditko, one of the ...
07/10/2018

Steve Ditko, native of Johnstown PA, has passed away at the age of 90 at his home in New York. "Steve Ditko, one of the most influential comic-book artists of the 20th century, who was the co-creator of “Spider-Man” and developed the character of another superhero, Doctor Strange[...]"- Washington Post

This is a great sadness, he will forever be a part of the comic book world and our Cambria County history.

For more information on Steve Ditko you can head to our website under News and Notes
or
Click here ---> http://www.cambriacountyhistorical.com/?page_id=3615

Don’t forget the Northern Cambria Regional Heritage Festival is coming up! Mark your calendars, you will want to be th...
07/02/2018

Don’t forget the Northern Cambria Regional Heritage Festival is coming up! Mark your calendars, you will want to be there. Check out their page!

Johnstown Flood National Memorial
06/25/2018

Johnstown Flood National Memorial

The Johnstown Flood National Memorial and the National Park Service is deeply indebted to the Cambria County Historical Society for providing the information regarding the cottages of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club that we have been posting in the last few weeks.

This information was discovered in a collection that belonged to a Judge John Kephart. The collection had not been seriously researched prior to 2015, but in that year society members discovered what a treasure trove it truly was and is.

The attached map is of cottage row and was produced by society member Dave Huber. Park visitors are allowed to use the map to walk along cottage row to see the cottages for themselves. In doing so, we ask that visitors follow a few ground rules:
1.) Park at the club house and walk along the road.
2.) Stay to the side of the road and be mindful of vehicles.
3.) Do not trespass into yards, even if yards are National Park Service property.
4.) Please do not creep onto properties to peek in windows; most cottages are privately owned and occupied and major renovations have been made to them through the years. Plus, would YOU want people doing that at YOUr house?
5.) Photos of cottages may be taken from the road.

05/18/2018

The Cambria County Historical Society will be closed Saturday May 19th. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Our Spring History Shorts are underway! You can still make 3 of the 4 shorts if you hurry!
05/16/2018

Our Spring History Shorts are underway! You can still make 3 of the 4 shorts if you hurry!

Don't forget tonight is our Spring History Shorts! They start at 7pm at the Kimball Conference Center, and it is free! B...
05/16/2018

Don't forget tonight is our Spring History Shorts! They start at 7pm at the Kimball Conference Center, and it is free! Be sure to stop and show your support for your local Historical Society. See you there!

Recognize this building? Across from Loyd Cemetery in Ebensburg this is now an apartment building, but at one point it w...
04/06/2018

Recognize this building? Across from Loyd Cemetery in Ebensburg this is now an apartment building, but at one point it was a restaurant/bar. Does anyone know what the name of that restaurant used to be? We have tried to find out with no luck so if you know, please comment!

-2018 is the 50th anniversary of 1968, a year that changed American history. Don't miss our lecture at 7:00 pm TONIGHT g...
03/28/2018

-2018 is the 50th anniversary of 1968, a year that changed American history. Don't miss our lecture at 7:00 pm TONIGHT given by Dr. Renee Bernard of SFU. It will cover many 1968 topics such as the Vietnam War, the passing of the Civil Rights Act, and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.

-Held at the Kimball Conference Center- 219 W. High Street Ebensburg PA 15931

-You don't want to miss this one!

We will be closed today, Wednesday March 21st, die to road and weather conditions. Say safe and stay warm!
03/21/2018

We will be closed today, Wednesday March 21st, die to road and weather conditions. Say safe and stay warm!

03/20/2018

UPDATE!

*Our lecture “1968” scheduled for Wednesday March 21st, has been moved to Wednesday March 28th due to weather. It will still be held at 7pm at the Kimball Conference Center. Hope to see you there! *

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The Cambria County Historical Society will be closed today due to weather/road conditions. Stay safe and warm!
03/07/2018

The Cambria County Historical Society will be closed today due to weather/road conditions. Stay safe and warm!

February is over! Starting tomorrow, March 1st, we go back to our normal operating hours. Come check out our new exhibit...
02/28/2018

February is over! Starting tomorrow, March 1st, we go back to our normal operating hours. Come check out our new exhibit! See you soon, we’ve missed you!

Cambria County Historical Society's cover photo
02/27/2018

Cambria County Historical Society's cover photo

Cambria County Historical Society
02/27/2018

Cambria County Historical Society

We will be closed for the entire month of February to work on projects. See you on March 1st! Be sure to come check out ...
01/31/2018

We will be closed for the entire month of February to work on projects. See you on March 1st! Be sure to come check out some of our new exhibits in March.

01/13/2018

The Cambria County Historical Society will be closed today, Saturday January 13th, due to weather conditions. Stay warm and stay safe!

12/15/2017

The Cambria County Historical Saturday will be closed Saturday December 16th.

We had a wonderful Christmas luncheon this afternoon. We would like thank everyone who came out to support us and everyo...
12/02/2017

We had a wonderful Christmas luncheon this afternoon. We would like thank everyone who came out to support us and everyone who helped bring all of this together! Don’t forget to stop in between 3 and 5 pm today for our open house to view our gingerbread houses.

Don't miss your chance to attend our Christmas Luncheon here at the Buck Mansion on Saturday December 2nd! We still have...
11/28/2017

Don't miss your chance to attend our Christmas Luncheon here at the Buck Mansion on Saturday December 2nd! We still have plenty of seats so call today and make your reservation. It is $20.00 per person and you can find our menu on Facebook, www.Cambriacountyhistorical.com or give us a call at 814-472-6674

Don't forget to drop off your gingerbread houses for our gingerbread contest! All houses must be turned in by 6:00 PM on...
11/28/2017

Don't forget to drop off your gingerbread houses for our gingerbread contest! All houses must be turned in by 6:00 PM on Thursday November 30th for Dickens of a Christmas. See our recent flyer on our website and on facebook for contest rules.

11/22/2017
Be sure to take a look at our Christmas luncheon menu. Call in and sign up before it’s too late, seats  are filling up...
11/22/2017

Be sure to take a look at our Christmas luncheon menu. Call in and sign up before it’s too late, seats are filling up fast!

Don’t forget to stop in at the Kimball Conference Center tonight at 7:00pm for a lecture on Arlington Cemetery by Jame...
11/15/2017

Don’t forget to stop in at the Kimball Conference Center tonight at 7:00pm for a lecture on Arlington Cemetery by James Gindlesperger!

Dickens of a Christmas is a community wide event here in Ebensburg but don't forget about your local historical society!...
11/09/2017

Dickens of a Christmas is a community wide event here in Ebensburg but don't forget about your local historical society! We have some wonderful activities planned as part of this holiday season!

Address

615 N Center St
Ebensburg, PA
15931

General information

Cambria County Historical Society 615 North Center Street P.O. Box 278 Ebensburg, PA 15931 814-472-6674 Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10-4; Saturday 9-1

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00

Telephone

(814) 472-6674

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