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The 2023 dinner features a program titled

"Developing the Past - 

CCHS Photo 'Negative' Project"

to be presented by board member, Julie Houston. 

Mrs. Houston will talk about the history of negative project and how this unique experiment has become so wildly popular. 


END  for 2023

Back to 2022, last year's  ANNUAL DINNER MEETING:

A delighful dinner, to meet our volunteers, and enjoy

John Forcey tell his

Historical Research on 1794 in the

Backwoods of Northern Pennsylvania ....!


Clearfield County Historical Society

hosts 65th dinner and awards presentation
Thursday evening, October 20, 2022,

at the 'Copper Cork Event Center', Clearfield.


   Board President Denny Shaffner served as the master of ceremonies. He welcomed nearly 100 patrons, guests and board members to the event. He said the society had not held a dinner since 2019 and he was delighted with the turnout.
   The society recognized two men for their love of local history and their work to educate their communities.

Mike Butler of Clearfield and Rusty Christoff of Houtzdale both display historical photos and items of interest on Facebook pages. Butler’s “I’m from Clearfield County, PA” and Christoff’s “You know you lived in Houtzdale when or if you remember…” have numerous followers. Both were presented a certificate on behalf of the society.   


Members also recognized the volunteers that staffed its museum, The Kerr House, during the 2022 season. Hummel told the number of hosts and hostesses who attended the dinner, “If it weren’t for you, we couldn’t host guests and visitors. Thank you for all the time you have spent volunteering and making the museum a vibrant part of our county.” 

Those honored are Tom Aaron, Janice Aleksavicsh, Becca Anderson, Phyllis Bauman, Sue Bell, Nadine Bressler, Earl Buck, Judy Clark, Eric Fox, Shirley Hatten, Barb Homer, Bob Homer, Cindy Irwin, Karl Leidhecker, Lois Leitzinger, Lynn McKenzie, Linda Pollock, Ann Reid, Wendy Salvatore,

Dr. Donna Tubbs and Sue Young.


   The speaker for the evening was historical researcher John Forcey, of Clearfield, who is writing a book about local land surveys conducted in 1794 in what would become Clearfield County.
  Forcey spoke about a camp that was established by Surveyor Samuel Wallace and the employees under him who were working for the Holland Co. The camp was located near the mouth of Anderson Creek.

Six directors of the Clearfield County Historical Society’s board where reappointed to three year terms at the society’s annual dinner and awards ceremony Thursday. From left are Becky Hummel, Gweneth Fox,

Julie Houston, John Warsing, Bob Eshelman and Paula Miller.



John Forcey of Clearfield, right, was the guest speaker at the Clearfield County Historical Society’s annual dinner and awards ceremony. 

He was welcomed to the event by society President Denny Shaffner.

The Kerr House Museum and Genealogy  Research Center


Sundays & Thursdays

  1:30 to 4:30 PM.

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Write us at...'Clearfield County Historical Society

   511 Van Valzah Ave.
   Clearfield, PA 16830'

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Clearfield County Historical Society MUSEUMS


 104 E. Pine St,

Clearfield, Pa  16830

(Corner Front & E Locust Sts.)



  511 Van Valzah Ave.

  Clearfield, PA  16830

      (official business address)


3. 'BLOODY KNOX' Cabin Museum:

6246 Curwensville - Tyrone Hwy.

Olanta, PA  16863

(Village of Kellytown)


Courtesy guided group tours of our 'Kerr House' Museum can be arranged year round by phoning



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