Isett Heritage Museum

Isett Heritage Museum Isett Heritage Museum is home to the area's largest collection of antiques and memorabilia. Explore the themed displays on a fully guided tour or browse the multiple buildings at your leisure. We welcome individuals, organizations, churches, schools.
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Visit us to see: an 1800's printing press- Rag rugs produced by the employees from a 1900 Union rug loom - local historical, military memorabilia-breathtaking scenery-numerous items reasonably priced in the newly remodeled Gift Shop-

Mission: Isett Heritage Museum Foundation is an educational and historical endeavor to conserve and display items of interest from the past. To achieve this mission the museum will: - Display and interpret the ways of living as it was in the past. - Portray the ways our lives have been changed by the many improvements of the products and lifestyles in the past. - Present educational programs illustrating how the various items on display have contributed to life as it is lived today. - Develop and sustain a group of skilled employees and volunteers to help preserve the past. - Collect and display collectibles of today for the future.

Happy St. Patrick's day from everyone at Isett Heritage Museum! We found this postcard in our archives!
03/17/2020

Happy St. Patrick's day from everyone at Isett Heritage Museum! We found this postcard in our archives!

03/16/2020

Due to Governor Wolf's ordered shut down of all nonessential businesses we will be closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience and we hope to see you soon!

While archiving today we found a receipt with the words 'War Tax'. When we looked up war tax we found out that in 1917, ...
03/10/2020

While archiving today we found a receipt with the words 'War Tax'. When we looked up war tax we found out that in 1917, six months after WW1 began, the United States Congress passed the War Revenue Act; because the war had greatly increased the government's need for revenue and so an income tax increase was established. Thanks to the War Revenue Act, one-third of the cost of "The Great War" had been paid for.

North Hills Monthly Magazine
03/06/2020
North Hills Monthly Magazine

North Hills Monthly Magazine

For those of us living in Pittsburgh, it hasn’t seemed like a real winter. There hasn’t been a lot of snow, the temperatures have barely touched the teens, and the rain has been almost unbearable. But you can still celebrate the season in style for another month with a visit to the Raystown Lake Region to experience their Winter Fireplace Getaways, which run through the end of March. Find out more about this fantastic way to enjoy what's left of winter here! Raystown Lake Region Standing Stone Coffee Company Isett Heritage Museum Swigart Museum Lincoln Caverns, Inc. #Raystown #fireplacegetaways
http://www.northhillsmonthly.com/2020/02/29/298774/winter-fireplace-getaways-showcase-wonders-of-raystown-lake-region-in-the-off-season

We are in the March/April 2020 issue of Pennsylvania Magazine. If you want to read the article about us just look for th...
02/26/2020

We are in the March/April 2020 issue of Pennsylvania Magazine. If you want to read the article about us just look for the cover below and turn to page 24! You can find the magazine in most supermarkets!

Happy Valentine's Day from Isett Heritage Museum! The card below is from our archives and was sent on Valentine's Day in...
02/14/2020

Happy Valentine's Day from Isett Heritage Museum! The card below is from our archives and was sent on Valentine's Day in 1917! Valentine's Day also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine originated as a Western Christian feast day honoring saints named Valentinus. There is a written account of Saint Valentine of Rome's imprisonment for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians. According to legend, Saint Valentine restored sight to the blind daughter of his judge and wrote her a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a goodbye before he (Saint Valentine) was executed on February 14th, 269 AD. Pope Gelasius I established the Feast of Saint Valentine in 496 AD to be celebrated in honor of Saint Valentine of Rome on the day he was executed (February 14th). In 18th-century England, valentine's day grew into an occasion in which couples expressed their love for each other through gifts (flowers, confectionery, and greeting cards). In the 19th century, Saint Valentine's Keys were given to lovers as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver's heart. It was also given to children to ward off epilepsy.

While doing some archiving we found some receipts of people buying something called Recruits. We have looked and we have...
02/12/2020

While doing some archiving we found some receipts of people buying something called Recruits. We have looked and we have no idea what that could be, does anyone have any ideas?

The picture below is one of the receipts with 1000 Recruits for $4 and a box of Camel Cigarettes for $0.80!

Have you ever wanted to buy Raystown Lake, Isett Heritage Museum, and the Juniata River? Now you can! Raystown Lake Opol...
02/12/2020

Have you ever wanted to buy Raystown Lake, Isett Heritage Museum, and the Juniata River? Now you can! Raystown Lake Opoly is available only at the Huntingdon Walmart.

It’s baaaaack!!!.....Raystownopoly back in stock! Get it while supplies last!

Today is Mr. Isett's birthday! Be sure to wish him a happy birthday in the comments below!
02/01/2020

Today is Mr. Isett's birthday! Be sure to wish him a happy birthday in the comments below!

Due to icy conditions Isett Museum will be closed January 20.
01/20/2020

Due to icy conditions Isett Museum will be closed January 20.

01/10/2020
Raystown Lake Region

Raystown Lake Region

Travel to Huntingdon County this winter season and experience our new Winter Fireplace Getaways. Take in the breathtaking winter views of the Raystown Lake Region as you cozy up and relax by the fireplace with your family or friends.

Book a stay anytime from January-March for a group of 8-20 people at a participating lodging facility, and choose one of the following Winter Fireplace Getaway Experiences for your family or friends at NO additional charge!

Learn more about each experiece at www.fireplacegetaways.com

#FireplaceGetaways

Bluebird Designs Standing Stone Coffee Company Sweethearts Confectionery Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks Isett Heritage Museum Swigart Museum

Happy New Year from everyone at Isett Heritage Museum! We are closed today! The photo below is a postcard from our archi...
01/01/2020

Happy New Year from everyone at Isett Heritage Museum! We are closed today! The photo below is a postcard from our archives that was sent in 1909! We will resume normal hours on January 2nd. Our hours are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm with weekends available by reservation! To reserve a weekend tour please call 814-643-9600 or email [email protected]

12/31/2019

Happy New Year's Eve from all of us at Isett Heritage Museum! We will be closed tomorrow (January 1st) for the holiday! We will resume normal hours on January 2nd. Our hours are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and weekend tours are available by reservation, please call 814-643-9600 or email [email protected] for more information or to schedule your weekend tour!

Happy Holidays from everyone at Isett Heritage Museum! We are closed today, December 25th, so our employees can spend Ch...
12/25/2019

Happy Holidays from everyone at Isett Heritage Museum! We are closed today, December 25th, so our employees can spend Christmas with their families! We will resume normal hours tomorrow, December 26th! Our normal hours are Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm and weekend tours are available by reservation! This photo is a postcard from our archives that was sent in the 1910s!

We are having an open house on Friday, December 13th!
12/10/2019

We are having an open house on Friday, December 13th!

All Things Fadra
12/09/2019
All Things Fadra

All Things Fadra

"When it comes to winter travel, I find that there are two kinds people: those that hibernate and those that like to ski."

I promise there's a third category - those that don't want to go stir crazy. I have the prescription! Check our #FireplaceGetaways in Raystown Lake Region and grab you family or friends to plan a getaway!

#hosted

Today is #GivingTuesday!
12/03/2019

Today is #GivingTuesday!

#GivingTuesday! is Tuesday December 3, 2019

Raystown Lake Region
12/02/2019
Raystown Lake Region

Raystown Lake Region

The TV Traveler joined us last month to demo some of our new #FireplaceGetaways in the Raystown Lake Region! Read this fantastic coverage about her experience here. 🔥🧳

Book your accommodation between January and March and receive an experience of your choice for FREE on fireplacegetaways.com!

You can choose from a variety of breathtaking cabins or Inns and have one of our quality experience providers bring the fun right to you with coffee cupping, cake decorating, a paint class, or yoga..OR you can venture out and explore the local museums and caverns on your own private tour.

Edgewater Inn and Riverside Grill Swigart Museum Lanes Country Homestead & Pine Lodge Standing Stone Coffee Company Isett Heritage Museum Lincoln Caverns, Inc. Three Twelve Kitchen and Cocktails Boxer's Cafe Sweethearts Confectionery Bluebird Designs

https://thetvtraveler.com/things-to-do-at-raystown-lake/?fbclid=IwAR36BGr0prjziEl4NAE_11mna-aW5KRYAbZa30wi8ci1YDwU2fD92Haxcfk

The staff at Isett Museum wishes everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving! The museum will be closed on November 28th, 29t...
11/27/2019

The staff at Isett Museum wishes everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving! The museum will be closed on November 28th, 29th, 30th & December 1st! We will resume normal business hours on December 2nd, 8 AM-5 PM. The business hours for December are Monday-Friday 8 AM–5 PM. Personal weekend tours are available for groups of 5 or more. Please call 814-643-9600 or email [email protected] to make a reservation.
This picture is actually a postcard from our archives and was sent in 1910!

The owner was found and the dog was returned! Thank you to everyone who shared and commented!We found a dog yesterday! H...
11/07/2019

The owner was found and the dog was returned! Thank you to everyone who shared and commented!

We found a dog yesterday! He has no collar but is really friendly! If anyone knows of someone missing a beagle on Stone Creek Ridge Road please have them send us a message or call us at 814-643-9600!

10/30/2019
Determination at Isett Heritage Museum

We have a determined (and hungry) raccoon here at Isett Heritage Museum! This was taken a few days ago on our trail camera! A tour guide has named him Rudy.

10/27/2019

Our hours are changing for the season! As of October 28th, we will only be open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm! Weekends are available for reservation with groups of five or more. To reserve a weekend tour please email [email protected] or call 814-643-9600

Thank you to all of our members that came out to our member appreciation picnic last Friday! It was an afternoon full of...
09/24/2019

Thank you to all of our members that came out to our member appreciation picnic last Friday! It was an afternoon full of great entertainment, good food, and fun games! For more information on becoming a member stop at Isett Heritage Museum or email [email protected]

Happy Labor Day from Isett Heritage Museum! We will be closed on Monday, September 2nd! However, we are open Saturday fr...
08/30/2019

Happy Labor Day from Isett Heritage Museum! We will be closed on Monday, September 2nd! However, we are open Saturday from 8am - 5pm and Sunday from 12pm - 5pm! The original Labor Day was a parade held by American workers to protest long workdays with low pay. Around 10,000 workers marched from New York’s city hall to a giant picnic at a park on September 5th, 1882. Many workers risked their jobs to participate that day, however, Labor Day did not become a nationally recognized holiday. President Grover Cleveland signed the bill to make Labor Day a national holiday on June 28th, 1894 because he wanted to end the Pullman Strike in Chicago because it was severely disrupting railway traffic.

Don't forget to stop by our table at the Huntingdon County Fair! The next 10 people that come to the table and mention t...
08/09/2019

Don't forget to stop by our table at the Huntingdon County Fair! The next 10 people that come to the table and mention this Facebook post will get a free pass to the museum!

On August 7th WTAJ stopped by the museum on their Summer Road Adventure! The first link is the recap of their day in Hun...
08/09/2019
Summer Road Adventure: Huntingdon County Recap

On August 7th WTAJ stopped by the museum on their Summer Road Adventure! The first link is the recap of their day in Huntingdon County! The second link is the video of them just about their time at our museum!

https://www.wearecentralpa.com/summer-road-adventure/summer-road-adventure-huntingdon-county-recap/

https://www.wearecentralpa.com/summer-road-adventure/summer-road-adventure-huntingdon-county-isett-museum/

HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Wednesday’s Summer Road Adventure stop was Huntingdon County. Take a look as our team stopped by a few of Huntingdon’s most popular destinations.

Huntingdon County History & Heritage Roundtable
08/05/2019

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)

Swim meet at Isett Community pool today.  Fun for all ages!
07/27/2019

Swim meet at Isett Community pool today. Fun for all ages!

Vanessa Orr Ink.
07/11/2019
Vanessa Orr Ink.

Vanessa Orr Ink.

Who in their right mind gives Terri and me a 54' houseboat to drive on a lake? Turns out, it isn't that difficult to do once you get the hang of it, and time on the water is a fantastic way to get away from it all! Check out all there is to do in Huntingdon, PA and the Raystown Lake Region. Raystown Lake Region Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Isett Heritage Museum Seven Points Marina MIMI'S Restaurant & Martini Bar Stone Town Cafe & Gallery Juniata College Lincoln Caverns, Inc.

http://www.northhillsmonthly.com/2019/06/30/202588/a-new-way-to-enjoy-the-water-renting-a-houseboat-on-raystown-lake

Happy 4th of July from Isett Heritage Museum! We are closed today. The postcard below is from 1919. We found it in our a...
07/03/2019

Happy 4th of July from Isett Heritage Museum! We are closed today. The postcard below is from 1919. We found it in our archives!

06/28/2019

Don't forget to help us welcome the 5th Battalion of the Cumberland County Militia to Isett Heritage Museum tomorrow! Their encampment is open from 10am till 4pm!

On June 29th (this coming Saturday) the 5th Battalion of the Cumberland County Militia will be at Isett Heritage Museum ...
06/24/2019

On June 29th (this coming Saturday) the 5th Battalion of the Cumberland County Militia will be at Isett Heritage Museum for a Revolutionary War encampment. The camp will be open from 10am to 4pm. There will be a history talk from 11:30pm to 12:00pm, a musket firing demonstration at 12:30pm, and a kids cadet camp at 2:00pm. We hope to see you this weekend!

If you need something fun to do tomorrow you should check this out!
06/21/2019

If you need something fun to do tomorrow you should check this out!

Hope to see you there! Bring your lawn chair and sunscreen for a great time!!!

Happy father's day from everyone at Isett Heritage Museum! The perfect father's day could include a visit to Isett Herit...
06/16/2019

Happy father's day from everyone at Isett Heritage Museum! The perfect father's day could include a visit to Isett Heritage Museum! We are open from 12pm to 5pm today!

Address

11941 Stone Creek Ridge Rd
Huntingdon, PA
16652

General information

Museum consists of three buildings with items displayed by historical themes from the 1800s to the present day. Family oriented fun with exhibits that will astound all ages. Browse the historic antiques, collectibles, and memorabilia. Also featured is an impressive collection of historic Huntingdon County items. A beautiful covered picnic area and lodge can be reserved for your next group or family adventure.

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Is anybody at the museum going to be giving Pysanky Easter Egg demonstrations this year? If so, when do you plan on having it. I attended twice and really enjoyed the demonstration.
Incredible collection!
I recently visited, and I love the new layouts and displays. The museum buildings feel much more spacious. Love the new gift shop layout too. Keep up the good work!
do you have any records which pertain to the Malta Home Cemetery, I'm told you were given all the historical stuff from the Malta Home. I am now the owner of the Malta cemetery and I would like remark and locate the unmarked graves. I can be reached at 717-994-5685
Awesome Museum!!! 5 out of 5 stars! A various collection of anything you can imagine. Lots of history and antiques, plus cars, cameras, phones,electronics, musical instruments. Three buildings of interesting items. My wife and I were there for three hours! Well worth the trip to Huntingdon.