Huntingdon County Historical Society

Huntingdon County Historical Society The Huntingdon County Historical Society preserves and educates our community on our region's heritage and history. Our Research Library is Open on Wednesdays 10AM - 7PM
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Please forward all genealogy questions to [email protected]. We do not use facebook to answer genealogy requests. Thank you.

Huntingdon County History & Heritage Roundtable
12/26/2019

Huntingdon County History & Heritage Roundtable

A Word Cloud made up of all the names and places of the different organizations that make up the Huntingdon County History & Heritage Roundtable! As you can see by the word cloud History is the Heart of Huntingdon County! :)

Memberships make great gifts! Membersip benefits include: -Newsletter announcing programs, exhibits, publications, new a...
12/16/2019

Memberships make great gifts!

Membersip benefits include:
-Newsletter announcing programs, exhibits, publications, new accessions, tours, and society projects
-Free use of the research library
-Association with others interested in Huntingdon County history
-Opportunities to participate in projects, to serve on committees, or staff the research library
-Discounted prices on tours
-The satisfaction of supporting the preservation of Huntingdon County’s history

Membership is open to all who desire to join in supporting the Society’s purposes and participating in its activities.
To get a membership form please click here- https://huntingdonhistory.org/memberships/

Happy Holidays!

Looking for the perfect gift for someone that loves history? Give them the Gift of Membership! By joining one (or more :) ) of our local museums, historical societys and/or historic sites you are supporting them to continue to operate, preserve, and educate about our history and heritage AND some memberships have benefits! They may include free admission, receiving their newsletter, discounts in "gift shop" and on event tickets, etc. So please check with your local museums and historical societies and consider giving the gift of a membership for the holiday!
#MembershipMonday
Memberships benefits and prices vary from organization to organization.

Last day of the Huntingdon Hometown Holiday Celebration. Santa Claus is here at the Huntingdon County Historical Society...
12/08/2019

Last day of the Huntingdon Hometown Holiday Celebration. Santa Claus is here at the Huntingdon County Historical Society in the Parlor of the McMutrie House from 2pm-3pm, come and see him!!

Please join us and the AAUW - Huntingdon Branch this Thursday December 4, 2019 at 7PM for a presentation on Auntie Dorri...
12/04/2019

Please join us and the AAUW - Huntingdon Branch this Thursday December 4, 2019 at 7PM for a presentation on Auntie Dorrie: Huntingdon's Suffragist.
This program will take place at Juniata College in Good Hall room 222. We hope to see you there!

Today is #GivingTuesday GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations t...
12/03/2019

Today is #GivingTuesday
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day.

If you would like to Give to the Huntingdon County Historical Society (HCHS), there are many ways to do so! Some are as simple as joining the HCHS or renewing your membership, giving a monetary donation, purchasing something from our "gift shop", and/or volunteering!

If giving a monetary donation we accept cash and checks. Checks can be made out to Huntingdon County Historical Society. All donations are greatly appreciated!

For any questions or more information please contact our Director Margaret. You can reach her by Mail, Phone, Email, or stopping by the society.

Huntingdon County Historical Society
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 305 Huntingdon PA 16652
Physical Address: 106 4th Street Huntingdon PA 16652
Phone: (814)-643-5449
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.huntingdonhistory.org
Hours: Wednesdays 10AM - 4PM

Huntingdon County History & Heritage Roundtable
11/30/2019

Huntingdon County History & Heritage Roundtable

There are a lot of events and holiday happenings going on through out Huntingdon County from the end of November and all through December! Many of them taking place at our museums, historical societies and historic sites!
Here are a few that the Huntingdon County History & Heritage Roundtable are aware of! Details on flyers.
Please feel free to share!

- The Rockhill Trolley Museum is having their Polar Bear Express Trolley and Santa's Trolley!

- The Petersburg Community Christmas Party and Tree Lighting at the Petersburg Town Hall & Petersburg Heritage Museum!

-The Three Springs/Saltillo area Historical Society 's Annual Christmas Tree Show!

- The Auntie Dorrie - Huntingdon's Suffragist program put together by the Huntingdon County Historical Society and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) - Huntingdon Branch at Juniata College!

- The Hometown Holiday Celebration 2019 (formerly called Festival of Trees) at the Huntingdon County Historical Society and Huntingdon County Library by the Standing Stone Garden Club!

- Alexandria Community Holiday Party Friday 12/6/19 at 6PM at the Alexandria Memorial Library and Hartslog Heritage Museum! (no flyer)

- Borough of Huntingdon 's Annual Tree Lighting Celebration!

- Woods-Brown Mansion Christmas Tours in Huntingdon!

- 1850 Farm House Christmas Tour

- Holiday Open House at Greenwood Furnace State Park!

- Christmas Open House at the Bricktown Model Railroaders Association's Museum!

And make sure to check out Holidays in Huntingdon!

Raystown Lake Region
Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce
Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau
Huntingdon PA Events & News
visitPA
Pennsylvania Trails of History

#Raystown #PATravelHappy #VisitPA #HuntingdonPA
#HuntingdonCountyPA #Holiday #Christmas #Community

11/27/2019

WINTER HOURS:
Today is our last day that we will be open 10AM - 7PM. Starting next Wednesday December 4, 2019 we will be Open Wednesdays 10AM - 4PM until April 2020!

Thank you to all our Veterans past and present for their service!
11/11/2019

Thank you to all our Veterans past and present for their service!

We're looking forward to the Hometown Holiday Celebration the first weekend in December!! Come and see us and the Standi...
11/07/2019

We're looking forward to the Hometown Holiday Celebration the first weekend in December!! Come and see us and the Standing Stone Garden Club!

Our 2020 Calendars are here!! Get yours while supplies last! The HCHS 2020 Calendar features wonderful pictures from all...
10/14/2019

Our 2020 Calendars are here!! Get yours while supplies last! The HCHS 2020 Calendar features wonderful pictures from all around the county. They are available for a $10 Donation and can be picked up on Wednesdays from 10am to 7pm or contact us to make an appointment to pick it up. Thank you for your support!

10/09/2019

Come see us Saturday at Hartslog Day! We'll have books, ornaments, calendars and more for sale.

The Huntingdon County Historical Society's Antique Road Show that was scheduled for Saturday October 19, 2019 has been C...
10/03/2019

The Huntingdon County Historical Society's Antique Road Show that was scheduled for Saturday October 19, 2019 has been CANCELLED!
For any questions please call the HCHS (814)-643-5440 or email at [email protected].

Please join us tonight at 7pm in the HCHS Gallery for Judith Redline Coopey's book talk and signing!
09/22/2019

Please join us tonight at 7pm in the HCHS Gallery for Judith Redline Coopey's book talk and signing!

UPDATE: CANCELLED 10/3/19The Huntingdon County Historical Society's Antique Road Show is on Saturday October 19, 2019 fr...
09/18/2019

UPDATE: CANCELLED 10/3/19

The Huntingdon County Historical Society's Antique Road Show is on Saturday October 19, 2019 from 5:00PM-9:00PM at the Smithfield Fire Hall. Tickets are $30 a person which includes your meal and one item to be appraised. To purchase a ticket(s) or if you have any questions please call or email the HCHS at (814)-643-5449 or [email protected]

09/06/2019
The Garden Party starts at 4pm and goes until 8pm! We hope to see you here!
08/17/2019

The Garden Party starts at 4pm and goes until 8pm! We hope to see you here!

Sharing for our friends at the Swigart Museum
08/09/2019

Sharing for our friends at the Swigart Museum

Do you have an awesome car? Come out for our car show. You can register on our website swigartmuseum.com or by calling the museum from 10:00 to 5:00 daily this week. Please share this post.

08/08/2019
Sharing for our friends in the Huntingdon County History & Heritage Roundtable.
08/03/2019

Sharing for our friends in the Huntingdon County History & Heritage Roundtable.

The Huntingdon County History & Heritage Roubdtable members are attempting to do Themed Displays and our first one is for August 2019- Band Month. The current museums and historical societies have signed up:
Isett Heritage Museum, - Open everyday Monday-Saturday 8:00 AM -5:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 PM -5:00 PM
Swigart Museum, - Open everyday 10am-5pm
Three Springs/Saltillo area Historical Society - Open Tuesday afternoons from 1:00pm till 4:00pm
Mapleton Union Area Historical Society - Open by appointment contact [email protected].
Huntingdon County Fair Farm Museum - Open Thursdays 9:00AM - 4:0PM **Note museum is at the Huntingdon County Fair grounds, Fair is Aug. 4-10 so museum cost is just regular fair ticket, any other time free.
(Check back here for updated info as museums and historical societies are added to the list)

Sharing for our friends at the historic Keller Church and Cemetery Association.
07/29/2019

Sharing for our friends at the historic Keller Church and Cemetery Association.

This Sunday August 4, 2019 at 2:30PM will be the historic Keller Church & Cemetery Annual Homecoming Service. All are welcome to attend! The Church is located on the Huntingdon and Blair County line on Fox Run Road. GPS Coordinates are 40.538414, -78.180387. The Churchs Corner Stone Laid on August 11, 1846 and the Structure Dedicated on January 22, 1847. Please feel free to share!

07/25/2019

Huntingdon County Historical Society Garden Work Day Thursday 7/25/19 from 7pm-9pm. Volunteers wanted for weeding, mulching, trimming and sweeping/leaf blowing needed.

Want to help with the Huntingdon County Historical Society's Garden Project? Well there are 2 was you can! One way is to...
06/21/2019

Want to help with the Huntingdon County Historical Society's Garden Project? Well there are 2 was you can! One way is to volunteer in the garden during our scheduled work days and the other is donate to the purchase of plants, flowers, trees and ect. Information in photos attached. There is a work day scheduled for tomorrow Saturday June 22, 2019 at 7:15am-10am and again from 12pm-2pm.
For more information or questions please call (814)-643-5449 or email [email protected]. Thanks for your support!

Sharing as a request:
06/20/2019

Sharing as a request:

06/11/2019

Hours Change!!
We are now only Open on Wednesdays
10AM - 7PM

Sharing for our friends at the BEDFORD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS: SILENT AUCTION & PIG ROAST FUNDRAISERThe Bedf...
06/04/2019
Bedford County Historical Society, PA - History, Genealogy

Sharing for our friends at the
BEDFORD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS: SILENT AUCTION & PIG ROAST FUNDRAISER
The Bedford County Historical Society is holding a Pig Roast & Silent Auction on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 6:00 pm at the Hall at Kinton’s Knob, 6441 Lincoln Hwy, Bedford (BCHS, 2nd Floor). Doors will open at 5:30 pm for the Silent Auction, and dinner will be served at 6 through 6:45 pm. Parking and entrance are in the rear.Advance tickets are $15.00 each, and tickets purchased at the door will be $20.00 each. Take out only is $15.00 each.Many of the items and gift certificates have been donated from local businesses, as well as by members. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (814)623-2011, email [email protected], or visit our website www.bedfordpahistory.com.

Web site of the Bedford County Historical Society(BCHS), Bedford PA

The Huntingdon County Historical Society's Garden Project Work Day for Saturday May 18, 2019 is CANCELED until further n...
05/14/2019

The Huntingdon County Historical Society's Garden Project Work Day for Saturday May 18, 2019 is CANCELED until further notice.
Please check back here for more information or if you have any questions please call (814)-643-5449 or email [email protected]. Thank you.

05/10/2019

The Huntingdon County Historical Society's Garden Project Work Day for Saturday May 11, 2019 is CANCELED due to unforeseen circumstances. The next Garden Project Work Day is planned for Saturday May 18, 2019 9am-4pm. Please check back here for more information or if you have any questions please call (814)-643-5449 or email [email protected]. Thank you.

Thank you to all who attended our Annual Meeting on April 24, 2019 we hope you enjoyed it! A special thanks to our guest...
04/29/2019

Thank you to all who attended our Annual Meeting on April 24, 2019 we hope you enjoyed it! A special thanks to our guest speaker Julie Rockwell for her very informative, passionate and energetic presentation "Saving Huntingdons History in the Digital Age".

At the meeting we held our election of Board Members, please welcome our new Trustees- Virginia Cooper, Raynell Gay & James Reeves

2019 Board of Trustees and Officers-
Fred Lang, President
Dale Norris, Vice-President
Maria Pettinger, Secretary
J. Patrick McCloskey, Treasurer
Roy Stevens
Glenn Metz
J. Murray Africa
William Robb
Polly Smith
Lonnie Smith Jr.
Larry Hamilton
Virginia Cooper
Raynell Gay
James Reeves

Come and see us today during Mayfest of Huntingdon 2019!!
04/27/2019

Come and see us today during Mayfest of Huntingdon 2019!!

The Huntingdon County Historical Society 's Research Library and Victorian House Museum will be OPEN this Saturday April 27, 2019 9am to 3pm during Mayfest of Huntingdon. We hope to see you there!

The Huntingdon County Historical Society 's Research Library and Victorian House Museum  will be OPEN this Saturday Apri...
04/25/2019

The Huntingdon County Historical Society 's Research Library and Victorian House Museum will be OPEN this Saturday April 27, 2019 9am to 3pm during Mayfest of Huntingdon. We hope to see you there!

The new Huntingdon County Historical Society logo! 2019
04/11/2019

The new Huntingdon County Historical Society logo!
2019

04/03/2019

Just a reminder that the Huntingdon County Historical Society's Research Library is open for the 2019 season!

We will only be open on Wednesday's 10AM - 8PM.

If you are NOT a Member of the HCHS there is a $10.00 Per Person Fee to use our research library. Members of the HCHS have Free access to the research library.

If you have any questions please call (814)-643-5449 or email [email protected].

If you would like to join (or renew) the HCHS please fill out our membership form which can be printed from here- http://huntingdonhistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Membership-Application-8-17-2018.pdf

Please join us tomorrow, Saturday March 30, 2019 for our Used and New Booksale from 1:00PM-4:00PM in the HCHS Exhibit Ga...
03/29/2019

Please join us tomorrow, Saturday March 30, 2019 for our Used and New Booksale from 1:00PM-4:00PM in the HCHS Exhibit Gallery!
Corner of 4th Street and Allegheny Streets-106 4th Street Huntingdon PA 16652

The Huntingdon County Historical Society will have a Used and New Booksale on Saturday March 30, 2019 1:00PM-4:00PM in the HCHS Exhibit Gallery.

03/28/2019

CHANGE OF HOURS!
The Huntingdon County Historical Society as of April 3, 2019 will only be open on Wednesdays 10:00AM - 8:00PM or by appointment until further notice. Thank you.

Also don't forget about our Used and New Booksale on Saturday March 30, 2019 1:00PM-4:00PM in the HCHS Exhibit Gallery. We hope to see you there!

03/24/2019
The Daily News

Video from The Daily News of the Huntingdon County Medal of Honor Monument Dedication today!!

Medal of Honor Monument dedication.

William D. Port born on October 13, 1941 in Petersburg. He served in the US Army as as Private First Class, Company C, 5...
03/23/2019

William D. Port born on October 13, 1941 in Petersburg. He served in the US Army as as Private First Class, Company C, 5th Battalion, 7th United States Cavalry, 1st Air Cavalry Division during the Vietnam War. He was issued the Medal of Honor (citation-) "For conspicious gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. He distinguished himself while serving as a rifleman with Company C, which was conducting operations against an enemy force in the Que Son Valley. As his platoon was moving to cut off a reported movement of enemy soldiers, the platoon came underheavy fire from an entrenched enemy force. The platoon was forced to withdraw due to the intensity and ferocity of the fire. Although wounded in the hand as the withdrawal began, Port, with complete disregard for his safety, ran through the heavy fire to assist a wounded comrade back to the safety of the platoon perimeter. As the enemy forces assaulted in the perimeter, Port and three comrades were in position behind an embankment when an enemy grenade landed in their midst. Port, realizing the danger to his fellow soldiers, shouted the warning, "Grenade," and unhesitatingly hurled himself toward the grenade in order to shield his comrades from the explosion. Through exemplary courage and devotion he saved the lives of his fellow soldiers and gave the members of his platoon the inspiration need to hold their position. His selfless concern for his comrades, at the risk of his own life above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on himself, his unit and the United States Army".
He was wounded and taken prisoner. He died while a prisoner of war on November 27, 1968 and his body was buried in a common grave in the jungle with eight other POWs. His remains were located by a U.S. team working with the Vietnamese government in August 1985. In October 1985, his remains were positively identified and returned to the United States for burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia. He is located in Section 7, Lot/Grave 8120-B. He is one of the 2 Medal of Honor Recipients from Huntingdon County to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
#HuntingdonMedalofHonorWeek

All are welcomed and invited to attend the dedication on-
Saturday March 23, 2019 at 12:00PM
at the Huntingdon County Courthouse
223 Penn St, Huntingdon, PA 16652
Following the dedication there will be
a reception at the Huntingdon VFW
520 Penn Street, Huntingdon PA 16652
Please feel free to Bring a Chair!
https://www.facebook.com/events/964891707041331/

William P. Maclay born on March 18, 1877 in Spruce Creek. Maclay served as a Private, Company A, 43d Infantry, U.S. Volu...
03/22/2019

William P. Maclay born on March 18, 1877 in Spruce Creek. Maclay served as a Private, Company A, 43d Infantry, U.S. Volunteers in the US Army during the Philippine Insurrection. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on March 11, 1902 for (citation-) "Charged an occupied bastion, saving the life of an officer in a hand-to-hand combat and destroying the enemy". He lived in Altoona, Blair County for part of his life and enlisted there. He died on July 31, 1943 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. He is located in Section 7 Lot/Grave 9008-F-ES. He is 1 of 2 Medal of Honor Recipients from Huntingdon County that are buried in Arlington National Cemetery. #HuntingdonMedalofHonorWeek

All are welcomed and invited to attend the dedication on-
Saturday March 23, 2019 at 12:00PM
at the Huntingdon County Courthouse
223 Penn St, Huntingdon, PA 16652
Following the dedication there will be
a reception at the Huntingdon VFW
520 Penn Street, Huntingdon PA 16652
Please feel free to Bring a Chair!
https://www.facebook.com/events/964891707041331/

Thank you to the Blair County Historical Society for the newspaper clipping/picture of Maclay!

Address

106 Fourth Street, PO Box 305
Huntingdon, PA
16652

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General information

Please forward all genealogy questions to [email protected] We do not use facebook to answer genealogy requests. Thank you. The Huntingdon County Hstorical Society, housed in the 1854 McMurtrie Mansion, provides a 2 room genealogy and history library, a Victorian House Museum, and collections of historic papers, letters, diaries, etc from Huntingdon County.

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Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00

Telephone

(814) 643-5449

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