Membership

Thank you for your interest in the Tyrone Area Historical Society. The support of our members helps us to continue preserving the stories and artifacts of Tyrone.

Membership categories are Individual ($15), Family ($20), Supporting ($35), Friend ($50), and Corporate ($100).

To join, download and print the Membership Form.

YMCA "treasures" on display

One hundred years ago, this Bible-themed painting was dedicated in the YMCA. It has been cleaned and restored and is now hanging in its temporary home at the TAHS Museum.

YMCA painting-2014

The Historical Society also has other treasures from the old "Y" including a time capsule, the cornerstone, and the safe.

The painting and other items from Tyrone's past can be seen at the Tyrone History Museum during regular hours throughout the fall.

Tyrone History Museum

The Tyrone History Museum contains a selection of Tyrone-related artifacts, photographs, and displays. The museum features a time line spanning the 150-plus years of Tyrone's existence along with exhibits that change from time to time.

The Museum is located at 850 Pennsylvania Avenue, in the Tyrone Rail Park and is open Sundays and Wednesdays from 1 to 4 PM from the first Sunday of April through early December. For more information, call the Historical Society at 814-684-5141.

Office and Research Library

The TAHS library contains a sizable collection of books, newspapers, genealogies, historical maps, and other reference materials pertinent to all areas of Tyrone History. Several Tyrone-related artifacts also are on display.

The library and office of the Tyrone Area Historical Society is located in the northeastern end of the Tyrone Shopping Center (on Old Rt. 220), facing Citizens Bank and behind Pizza Hut. Enter through the door under the red awning.

The office and library are open year-round on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 PM, or at other times by appointment. Call 814-684-5141 to arrange your visit.

Directions from Interstate 99

If traveling from the north, take Exit 48 toward Tyrone/Pa. Rt. 453N and turn left onto Pennsylvania Avenue at the traffic light. Follow Pennsylvania Avenue one full block and turn right on 10th Street. After going under the railroad bridge, turn left onto Washington Avenue. Follow Washington Avenue to 3rd Street (Pizza Hut is on the right corner). Turn right onto 3rd Street and then left before Citizens Bank. At the right-hand end of the shopping center building, look for a door under the red awning. The Office/Library is next to Sickler, Tarpey & Associates, CPAs.

If traveling from the south on I-99, take Exit 48 toward Tyrone. Follow 10th Street across Pennsylvania Avenue. After going under the railroad bridge, turn left onto Washington Avenue. Follow Washington Avenue to 3rd Street (Pizza Hut is on the right corner). Turn right onto 3rd Street and then left before Citizens Bank. At the right-hand end of the shopping center building, look for a door under the red awning. The Office/Library is next to Sickler, Tarpey & Associates, CPAs.

Here are some of the books and folders available in the Research Library.

Books

  • Beck, Daniel & Katherine — by Dr. William F. Beck and Anna Beck Henderson Burnham.
  • Beezer Brothers Architectural Firm (1892–1932) — by Ralph S. Wilcox.
  • Beyer, David — by Paul R. Beyer. Includes Remy Family history by Bonnelle William Ramey, plus Fred Waring articles.
  • Burnham, Anna & Samuel with Beck and Grazier Families — by Anna Henderson Burnham. Also four large Burnham and Henderson genealogies compiled by Anna Mary Henderson Burnham. Also the Burnham Family history by Frederick Burnham.
  • Crawford Family — by James & Eleanor (Orr) Crawford and Dorothy Morrow Kessler.
  • Fink, Hiram & Elizabeth (Poorman) — by Maribel Hildebrand.
  • Fleck, Robert & Rebecca — by Dorothy Morrow Kessler.
  • Glenn, Jeremiah & Margaret — by Julie Rice Decker.
  • Hildebrand, Samuel & Suzannah (Weston) — by George E. Hildebrand.
  • Houck, Elisha & Mary K. (Price) — by George E. Hildebrand.
  • Kessler, William — by Dorothy Morrow Kessler.
  • Kurtz, Abraham — by Harold R. Kurtz.
  • McNelis Family, Brian — by Suzanne Ohl and James I. McNelis.
  • Morrow Family, Vols. 1–3 — by Dorothy Morrow Kessler.
  • Plummer, Joseph P., Vol. II — by Dorothy Morrow Kessler.
  • Poorman, Michael & Sarah A. (Heaton) — by Maribel Hildebrand.
  • Reed, William & Elizabeth, 1806–1874, Clinton, Blair Co. — by Maribel Hildebrand.
  • Rogers, Will — by Dr. Reba Neighbors Collins.
  • Stewarts (of Drumore), John — by Charles J. Stewart, plus first revision.
  • Streithoff, Jacob — by Jennie A. Amrhein.
  • Weight/Waite/Wacht/Wecht — by Vickie E. Waite Trostle.
  • Wilson Sr., Robert, 1730, Scotland — by Donald L. Wilson Sr.
  • Blank "History of Our Family" to use as a guide.

Folders

  • Anderson, John Grant, 1927 — by Tyrone Daily Herald.
  • Bell Family, Pioneers in Mifflin Co. — by Raymond Bell.
  • Burley Family, Joshua (Barley, Burly). Donated by Larry Smith.
  • Condol, William Henry & Phoebe — by Vicki Welch.
  • Crawford, James & Eleanor (Orr) and relationship with Deans and Morrows. Donated by Aileen Crawford Fulcomer.
  • Etters, John — by Linda Etters.
  • Foster, James, Sept. 18, 1800, Ireland — by Ruth P. Roberts.
  • Friday Family: Johannas H. & Anna Freitag — by Ernest Friday.
  • Gano & Woodring Families, — by Jacob Gano and Henry S. & Mary Jane Woodring.
  • Grazier, Joseph — by Josephine Smith.
  • Harnish, Burket, and Morrow Families 1905—1994 — by Aileen Crawford Fulcomer.
  • Hastings, Clarence A. 1901—1981.
  • Logan, Chief — by Harry E. Swanger.
  • Lower, Adam — by Rev. Joseph Lower.
  • Mattern, Hap & Helen. From Minerva V. (Houck) Frank, teacher, Warriors Mark.
  • McNeal, Griffith, Adams, and Shore Families 1750—1991, Ireland — by Suzanne Ohl.
  • Smith Family (N.J.) — by D. Alden & Robert H. Smith.
  • Waring, Fred. Information requested and sent to Douglas J. Dykhouse (Waring relative).
  • Waring, Mock/Mauk, Beyer/Byer — by Douglas J. Dykhouse.
  • Werner Family — by Kevin Mattern.
  • Wertz, Bill "The Olden Days." Written by Mr. Wertz for his grandchildren to let them know what he thought about the olden days. He covers the period back to 1920, the year he had been born.

— Compiled by Maribel Hildebrand