Clearfield County Historical Society Holds Monthly Meeting

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Historical Society’s board of directors met on Feb. 19 to discuss projects and events for the upcoming year.

The Mother’s Day Tea is scheduled for Sun., May, 12 at the Kerr House Museum and shortly after the museum’s opening for the 2019 season.

The society will again sponsor its Night at the Museum program, participate in the Clearfield County Fair Parade and present the Apple Cider Festival at the historic Bloody Knox Cabin in Kellytown.

The volunteer board has also conducted work days to continue to organize and file acquisitions received.

In other business, the board:

  • Voted to purchase equipment that will make photo negatives easily identifiable and enable positive prints to be printed or stored on thumb drives.
  • Heard of the progress of the printing of the 1897 Clearfield Public Spirit’s Clearfield County history series that contains stories and anecdotes of several county townships. The series is a “fascinating read” and was edited and indexed by Diane Stodart Yarger and James Yarger, formerly of Madera and Sanborn.
  • Ordered 100 copies of Richard Hughes’ book, Hunting Camps of the Allegheny Plateau and Clearfield County.
  • Heard that the bellows of the parlor pump organ has been repaired so that it can be played. A date will be scheduled to clean the organ’s brass reeds.
  • Made plans to service the microfilm readers and printers.
  • Discussed the placing of a historical marker at the rebuilt outdoor bread oven in Frenchville.
  • Expressed thanks to the Clearfield County Recreation and Tourism Authority for grant funding and to board member Denny Shaffner’s efforts at securing a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
  • Commended board members Becky Hummel and Julie Houston for organizing displays depicting local amateur radio history and historical photos and artifacts from county movie theaters.
  • Membership Chair, Cathy Larson, reported 667 CCHS current members.
  • Expressed thanks to the Clearfield Borough Police Department for its continued security checks of the museum and research center.
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