Petersburg Heritage Museum

Petersburg Heritage Museum Petersburg Heritage Museum is Open the 2nd Sunday of Every Month 2:00PM - 4:00PM or by Appointment. It is Free and Open to the Public

Mission Statement The Petersburg Heritage Museum was reopened in 2014 as a community minded non-profit organization serving the borough of Petersburg, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. We welcome people of all ages to join our community mission to document, preserve, protect, educate, and promote the history and heritage of our wonderful community Petersburg, Pennsylvania.

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.

Huntingdon County Historical Society
03/25/2019

Huntingdon County Historical Society

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/

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/

Greenwood Furnace State Park
04/14/2018

Greenwood Furnace State Park

FLASHBACK FRIDAY – April 13 – Here is an image of Greenwood Furnace taken around 1928. Though it’s hard to see, there is a restaurant and gas station in the left side of the pic. We have included a blow-up of the two buildings. Both were gone before 1930. We know very little about these two early facilities. Here’s where some of you may be able to help. We are looking for close-up pictures and more information on the owners. The only mention of the restaurant is in December of 1928, when it burned to the ground. The news article said it was owned by a Petersburg man, no name given. The gas station was owned by a Mr. Martin in May of 1927 , no first name given. He had previously owned Martin’s (Sterling) Service Station in South Huntingdon. The news article says it was near the river bridge, and opposite a business owned by Martin Shirey. Martin sold this station to Harry Lang in 1927. If anyone can help with information or photos, please contact the park. For the photos, we only ask to make digital copies of photos, although we do gladly accept donations of historic photos if offered. Of course, any historic pics of the parks are always welcome.

03/13/2018
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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

12/28/2017
Shawnee's Catering

It is so sad to see our town losing a great little business.

It is with a heavy heart that I'm writing this post. Our lanlord is not renewing our lease as of Jan 1, 2018. He has other plans for the building. I would have written this post sooner but I just got the notice on Friday. Our last day of operation will be on Sat , December 30, 2017. Please come see us and please, if you have a gift certificate, come in so we may honor it! I can't tell you how sad we are closing these doors. We have been blessed to have gotten to meet and form relationships with so many very special people. I sincerely want to thank those of you who stuck with us thru the tough times and never gave up on us.

We will have pot pie today..So come see us. We open at 4!

It is with a sad heart that we announce the passing of one the Founding Members of the Petersburg Heritage Museum, Maria...
11/14/2017

It is with a sad heart that we announce the passing of one the Founding Members of the Petersburg Heritage Museum, Marian Longenecker (11/12/17). Marian along with others started the museum in 1997 and ran it for about 10 years. Marian and Edwin were full of great information and always willing to help with any infor we needed. Marian was such a sweet and kind woman and will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace Marian, prayers for Ed and your family.

Check out the page for the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Petersburg PA. A good place to contact if you have any resea...
11/13/2017
Cedar Grove Cemetery

Check out the page for the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Petersburg PA. A good place to contact if you have any research questions.

The Cedar Grove Cemetery grounds were purchased on April 1, 1851 from John Rung of West Township for $100. The Cemetery was incorporated on April 21, 1852.

You can check for information on:
- Find A Grave: https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=44541

09/21/2017

Petersburg Fire Company will be holding a public meeting for all residents in the Petersburg Borough and Logan Township on September 28th at 7 pm. The meeting will be to discuss fire company funding. ALL residents are encouraged to attend.

Way to GO Hornets!!! The Petersburg Heritage Museum would like to congratulate the Juniata Valley Lady Hornet Basketball...
03/23/2017

Way to GO Hornets!!! The Petersburg Heritage Museum would like to congratulate the Juniata Valley Lady Hornet Basketball Team. The Lady Hornets will be playing for a State Title this Friday at noon at the Hershey Park Arena.There will be a send off of our girls’ team at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 23rd. Community members are invited to join our students in the sendoff that will occur in front of the Elementary and High School. You are surely making history!! Wishing you the best of luck! Go and get em!!

03/11/2017

The Petersburg Heritage Museum will be CLOSED on Sunday March 12, 2017. Sorry for any inconveniences we plan to be open again on Sunday April 9, 2017 2:00PM-4:00PM. Please always check our page for closings and updates. Thanks

If you looking for something to do on Sunday go and visit the Huntingdon County Historical Society as Nancy Shedd presents Huntingdon's 18th Century Beginnings on March 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM in HCHS's Exhibit Gallery, corner of 4th & Allegheny Sts. This event is free and open to the public, and part of the 250th Anniversary of Huntingdon.

It is with a sad and heavy heart that we learned of the passing of another one of the Petersburg Heritage Museum's Allia...
03/06/2017

It is with a sad and heavy heart that we learned of the passing of another one of the Petersburg Heritage Museum's Alliance friend/family Member Ron Singer. Ron was a wealth of knowledge for this county's history, Ron is from Mount Union and had never lived in Petersburg but he cared so much about our local history and heritage he would drive the 45 minutes to help this museum thrive into what it has become. He will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace Ron

It is with a sad and heavy heart that we learned of the passing of one of the Petersburg Heritage Museum's Alliance frie...
03/04/2017

It is with a sad and heavy heart that we learned of the passing of one of the Petersburg Heritage Museum's Alliance friend/family Member Rachel Port. She was a wealth of knowledge, having grown up and lived in Petersburg for most if not all of her life. She will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace Rachel!

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.

02/11/2017

Just a reminder that the Petersburg Heritage Museum will be CLOSED for the Month of February so we will NOT be Open tomorrow Sunday February 12, 2017.

02/09/2017

The Petersburg Heritage Museum will be CLOSED for the Month of February so we will NOT be Open on Sunday February 12, 2017.

Petersburg Heritage Museum's cover photo
02/08/2017

Petersburg Heritage Museum's cover photo

Petersburg Heritage Museum
02/08/2017

Petersburg Heritage Museum

02/06/2017
Do You Remember?

Do You Remember?

Let us know below. :)

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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!

Hope Everyone had a good Holiday! Everyone please be safe tonight! We wanted to end 2016 and enter 2017 by sharing some ...
12/31/2016

Hope Everyone had a good Holiday! Everyone please be safe tonight! We wanted to end 2016 and enter 2017 by sharing some photos of the New Angels that have been added with the Wreaths for our Town Christmas Decorations and show what our current project is at the Town Hall / Museum. We have been working on putting up the World War II Air Raid Alarm. More work is still being done and we hope to have completed sometime in May. With more information about the alarm. Happy New Year Everyone!

NEW to the Museum Gift Shop! Petersburg Heritage Museum Christmas Ornament!! $10.00 The ornament has the Petersburg Town...
12/15/2016

NEW to the Museum Gift Shop! Petersburg Heritage Museum Christmas Ornament!! $10.00
The ornament has the Petersburg Town Hall on one side and the Petersburg Railroad Station that is no longer exists. This item is a great stocking stuffer!
For anyone interested please message our FB page, email [email protected] or call (814)-386-3323.

12/11/2016

The Petersburg Heritage Museum will be OPEN tomorrow Sunday December 11, 2016 2:00PM - 4:00PM. All are welcome, hope to see you there! Our Museum Gift Shop is a Great place for some Christmas Shopping!

~ Petersburg Heritage Museum Christmas Party November 26, 2016 ~                                                 One Nig...
11/22/2016

~ Petersburg Heritage Museum Christmas Party November 26, 2016 ~

One Night Only! Limited Edition!

The “Southern View of Petersburg by aerial Photographer Thomas Howell 1954”
November 26, 2016 only!
Sale price $20.00!

This extraordinary sepia color 8x10 photograph was created from the original 1954 negative. Each photograph is mounted in a brick and ivory double acid free matte, sealed in an archival plastic envelope.

Classic 4x6 black and white photographs of “The Petersburg Railroad Station” and “The Petersburg House Hotel” are mounted in black and white 5x7 double acid free mattes, sealed in archival plastic envelopes.
Each item can be purchased separately for $5.00 each or as a set for $10.00.

A black and white photo collection of five local Railroad scenes is perfect for holiday gift giving!
Each 4x6 inch photo can be purchased separately for $1.00 each or the set for $5.00.

A specially created post card with additional Railroad scenes is available for $2.00 each.

Don't wait! Supplies are limited!
Sale ends November 26, 2016

*These are not ink jet printed photos. All photo paper, mattes and mountings are acid free material. Each photo or matted photo is enclosed in special archival plastic sealed envelopes.

Its that time of the year again one week from today is our annual Community Christmas Party! All are welcome to share in...
11/19/2016

Its that time of the year again one week from today is our annual Community Christmas Party! All are welcome to share in the Christmas fun! Please share this and feel free to bring some cookies! Hope to see you there!

11/12/2016

The Petersburg Heritage Museum will be OPEN tomorrow Sunday November 13, 2016 2:00PM - 4:00PM If you would like to share pictures of Veterans, please bring them. Hope to see you then!

11/12/2016

Thank you! to all the Veterans who have or is currently serving our country!

10/31/2016

Happy Halloween Everyone! If you are out tonight trick-or-treating in Petersburg (6pm-8pm) make sure to come and see us and get some candy!! Everyone have a safe and fun night!

10/29/2016

The Petersburg Heritage Museum will be OPEN Sunday November 13, 2016 2:00PM - 4:00PM If you would like to share pictures of Veterans, please bring them. Hope to see you then!

10/05/2016

Petersburg Heritage Museum
Presents:
Civilian Conservation Corps camps of Stone Valley and the surrounding area.
Join Paul Fagley, Cultural Educator with Greenwood Furnace State Park, for a look at the men and the work of five local C.C.C. camps from 1933 – 1942. Paul will share his photographs and knowledge of the camps at Alan Seeger, Whipple Place, Diamond Valley, Penn-Roosevelt and Martin’s Gap.
The event is free and open to the public SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9TH BEGINNING AT 2:00 P.M.
The museum is located at the Petersburg Town Hall, 316 King Street, Petersburg. Parking is available in the rear of the building.

09/11/2016

The Museum will be Open Today 9/11/16 2:00PM - 4:00PM. There is a "Back to School" Theme so come out what we have Old School. Hope to see you there!

This Sunday August 21, 2016 is the Historic Manor Hill Presbyterian Church yearly service at 11:00AM. All are welcome to...
08/19/2016
Help Save the Manor Hill Church

This Sunday August 21, 2016 is the Historic Manor Hill Presbyterian Church yearly service at 11:00AM. All are welcome to see this wonderful old church and enjoy the time of worship that will be held.
Since 1970, the Huntingdon County Historical Society has owned this historic property on Route 305, in Barree Township. It includes the Shaver's Creek Presbyterian Church, built in 1825, and a large two-part cemetery adjacent to it. The building is the oldest existing church in Huntingdon County and, because it has been without a regular congregation for more than a century, it has undergone few changes and retains much of its early character. A Sunday morning worship service is held in the church each summer. The church has been undergoing some restoration and repairs to preserve the church and the current project now is to get a new roof for the church.
For more information please check out the Help Save the Manor Hill Church page: https://www.facebook.com/manorhillchurch/?fref=ts

This page is to help build awareness and raise funds to restore the Manor Hill Church, one of the oldest churches in Huntingdon County, PA.

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316 King St
Petersburg, PA
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