Genealogical and Historical Society of Somerset County

Since the founding of the Histori­cal and Genealogical Society of Somerset County in 1959, members have worked together diligently in presenting historically-oriented pro­grams and in developing a wide range of genealogical resources. During the past twenty-one years, history and genealogy have shared equal time in the society’s activities. Since 1960, this balance has been ably maintained...
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Historical Societies: News and Highlights

New Publications of Interest Two new publications important to historical societies have recently been issued by the American Association for State and Local History. Adminis­tration is an extremely useful bibliog­raphy of sources for improving admin­istrative skills, covering such topics as effective management, personnel and employment practices, volunteers, de­velopment planning, fund...
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Tioga County Historical Society

The Tioga County Historical Soci­ety. granted a charter on September 5, 1904. was formally organized April 10, 1905. At that time a committee was appointed to secure members, one hundred of whom signed up before any dues were collected. Very active during its first ten years, the society presented historical talks which were published in a series of bulletins; collected books, pamphlets and...
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Historical Societies: News and Highlights

Federation: Report on the Annual Meeting The Sheraton/Altoona Inn in Al­toona hosted the 74th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Federation of His­torical Societies on May 8 and 9 [1981] for representatives of the Commonwealth’s county and local history organiza­tions. The program began with Friday afternoon’s workshop, “Historic Site Surveys in Pennsylvania.” After...
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Clearfield County Historical Society

Clearfield County’s Sesquicenten­nial Celebration of 1954 led to the organization of the present-day Clear­field County Historical Society, which marked its 25th anniversary last No­vember. Records show, however, that the present society was not the first. The Historical Society of Clearfield County was formed in 1910 and existed as late as 1914 with Thomas H. Murray, prominent Clearfield...
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Historical Societies: News and Highlights

Historical Society Notes Some historical societies have not been receiving information on the new Market-Dyne insurance program de­veloped by the federation as a means of reducing insurance premiums (see “Historical Society Notes” in the Summer 1980 issue). Anyone having difficulty contacting the sponsor (the Insurance Company of North Ameri­ca) about the program should see his/ her...
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Delaware County Historical Society

The Delaware County Historical Society was founded September 3, 1895 and incorporated with eighty-two charter members in April 1896. At first, the society met in the office of the Coun­ty Superintendent of Schools and held membership meetings throughout the county to encourage a wide geographic distribution of membership. These early gatherings frequently lasted four to seven hours, with...
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Historical Societies: News and Highlights

A Case Study In times of tight money and federal cutbacks, gaining local recognition and support becomes more important than ever for local organizations such as historical societies. Yet, during finan­cially difficult times the tendency is fre­quently to eliminate programs, shorten hours and generally pull back along all fronts. Consider another approach; con­sider this program of the Bucks...
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Clinton County Historical Society

The history of the Clinton County Historical Society can easily be divided into two periods. The first begins with its founding and incorporation in the early months of 1921 and runs through the acquisition of the Seymour Ball (later the Samuel M. Heisey) Victorian home in September 1962; the second period comprises those years since. During the first period, between 1921 and 1962. the society...
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Historical Societies: News and Highlights

PFHS Meeting Scheduled The 75th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Federation of Historical Societies will be held in Chester (Dela­ware County) on April 30 – May 1, 1982. (These dates replace those of May 7-8 originally announced in the last issue of PH.) In this 300th anni­versary year of Penn’s landing at Up­land, the Delaware County Historical Society will host the meeting in...
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