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.

Society director to create Coronavirus Collection
05/05/2020
Society director to create Coronavirus Collection

Society director to create Coronavirus Collection

Empty store shelves, restaurants and stores closed, students learning at home — these are unprecedented times, history in the making. And the Huntingdon County Historical Society wants the public’s help

Please join us for our free Lunch & Learn Genealogy Basics Zoom Meeting on May 13, 2020 at NoonThe Huntingdon County His...
05/04/2020

Please join us for our free Lunch & Learn Genealogy Basics Zoom Meeting on May 13, 2020 at Noon

The Huntingdon County Historical Society is proud to host the second in the new 4 and More Cultural District Lunch & Learn series. Our topic will be Genealogy Basics. This is a free lecture. Come learn how to get started creating your own family tree. We’ll also share some tips and tricks to help make your tree the best it can be.

This is a Zoom meeting. Please join us by going to Zoom.com and input the following meeting number and password.

Meeting ID: 741 6104 8443
Password: 7XjahQ

We look forward to seeing you then!

Help us tell the story of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic in Huntingdon County!  The Historical Society is creating a ...
04/11/2020

Help us tell the story of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic in Huntingdon County! The Historical Society is creating a collection about the pandemic, and you can help. We need photos and stories of how this global event impacted Huntingdon County. Please send us photos and stories. Our email address is [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you.

*Correction to flyer P. O. Box 305*

The first Lunch and Learn of the year is this Wednesday April 8, 2020. Check out 4 and More Cultural District for more L...
04/07/2020

The first Lunch and Learn of the year is this Wednesday April 8, 2020. Check out 4 and More Cultural District for more Lunch and Learns!

Post update: Closed until further notice.
03/30/2020

Post update: Closed until further notice.

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, the Huntingdon County Historical Society is going to remain closed until further notice.
If you have any questions please email [email protected] or call (814)-643-5449. Thank you!

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, the Huntingdon County Historical Society is going to remain closed until further not...
03/29/2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, the Huntingdon County Historical Society is going to remain closed until further notice.
If you have any questions please email [email protected] or call (814)-643-5449. Thank you!

Due to the COVID 19 outbreak, the Huntingdon County Historical Society is closed until Wednesday April 1, 2020. Our Wint...
03/18/2020

Due to the COVID 19 outbreak, the Huntingdon County Historical Society is closed until Wednesday April 1, 2020. Our Winter Lecture this Sunday has been canceled. If you have any questions please email [email protected] or call (814)-643-5449. Thank you!

Please join us this Sunday at 2pm for a lecture on Huntingdon County Rifle Makers by Denny Donharl. Our lectures are fre...
03/06/2020

Please join us this Sunday at 2pm for a lecture on Huntingdon County Rifle Makers by Denny Donharl. Our lectures are free and open to the public, donations are greatly appreciated.

If you live at Westminster Woods come and see HCHS Director Margaret Skrivseth and board member Lonnie Smith Jr. at the ...
02/04/2020

If you live at Westminster Woods come and see HCHS Director Margaret Skrivseth and board member Lonnie Smith Jr. at the Winterfest in the dining room from 10am - 2pm!

Please join us for our second lecture, part of our Winter Lecture Series! This Sunday January 26, 2020 hear Dr. Julie De...
01/25/2020

Please join us for our second lecture, part of our Winter Lecture Series! This Sunday January 26, 2020 hear Dr. Julie Decker talk about World War II Nurses at 2:00PM at the Huntingdon County Historical Society’s Exhibit Gallery.

Our Winter Lecture Series are free and open to the public, donations are welcomed and greatly appreciated!

Here’s a list of our upcoming lectures during our Winter Lecture Series!
01/06/2020

Here’s a list of our upcoming lectures during our Winter Lecture Series!

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

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#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

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.

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00

Telephone

(814) 643-5449

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The mission of the Huntingdon County Historical Society is to collect, preserve, and interpret records, documents, and objects pertaining to the County’s history and to encourage knowledge of that history through a research library open to the public, the presentation of programs and exhibits, and the publication, both in print and electronically, of material that promotes greater understanding of Huntingdon County history.

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Hey folks! I was directed to your webpage (huntingdonhistory[.]org) to download a form (on the Research page) for assistance in getting some lookups. I cannot find any form, other than the contact form. Any assistance? Thanks!
Someone found this family bible in the trash. The Swayne family, namely Emerson Swayne, was born in Huntingdon County in 1857. He married Clara Feaster. The finder would like to find family in the area who would love to have the Bible, or donate it to a historical society. What a treasure.
my grteat grandfather waas born in huntingdon 1874 vincent warfield
Historic view of Penn Street
I have an old book that was published abt 1909, (date taken from advertisers in the back), The cover and title pages are missing. The first chapter is entitled "The Charter to William Penn for the Province of Pennsylvania-Formation of the Three Original Counties." Can someone please tell me what the name of this publication was? Also the publisher. This belonged to my g-grandfather Melville George Householder. This is a history of Huntingdon Co., PA. and its people. Civil war etc.
Huntingdon County Pa. historical Documents signed by Wm Smith 1823/33 Rare!
This is on the Price Motor Sales page
Thoroughly enjoyed the HCHS News Christmas 2017 issue that arrived in the mail tonight. Great job and wonderful story by Polly Smith titled, " Since 1870, Christmas is a federal holiday” I particularly enjoyed reading the post that were printed in The Local News in Huntingdon during December 1874! I will also be anxious to look over the new web site sponsored by Nancy Shedd titled “ The Huntingdon History Research Network Web site.” Thank you Nancy, what a marvelous and generous gift! Also of startling interest was the fact that the Church locations in our unique town form a perfect cross. How remarkable. There are some who say we live in a small micro-climate, or bubble from the outside world. Hmm, perhaps that is because of our Creator and Blessed Savior’s watch care over us! Personally, I believe it is! Thank you all who volunteer and work at HCHS. What a special group of people! God’s Blessings Be upon you all and may you and your families have a wonderful, safe and Very Merry Christmas!
Photo from William and Gail McCartney Emfield,s daughter, Nancy Emfield Dudash.
Photo from William and Gail McCartney Emfield,s daughter, Nancy Emfield Dudash.
Excellent day volunteering in the library. Our visitors were the best! And who ever brought in those Chambersburg peaches--they are incredible. : )