News and Events at the Clark House



July House Tour 2005

New Hours!

Beginning October 13, 2004, the Society will be closed Monday, and open Tuesday through Saturday.  We hope to see you at the Clark House!


Internet Genealogy 101 Class
Our first Internet Genealogy 101 class will be offered on April 4, 2001 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. here in Indiana, PA. The course will be held in a computer classroom and you'll learn resources and techniques for genealogical research on the Internet including major sites, and Indiana County and Pennsylvania sites. Some of the course material will be based upon the information we receive in the applications. Applications are available at the Clark House, and will also be included in the next Newsletter. Fees are a modest $15.00 for members of the Society and $20.00 for non-members. Space is limited, so please register early. Looking forward to seeing you there!


New Clark House Gift Items
We have a lovely selection of new, seasonal gift shop items available for a limited time. All have the Clark House picture imprinted on them. Selections are:
  • Porcelain Christmas Ornament: $12.95
    Medallion stand to Display ornament year-round, $3.00
  • Paper Weight: $13.95
  • Pencil Caddy: $13.95
  • Classic Mug: $10.25
  • Porcelain Box: $14.95
  • Tea Pot: $19.95
  • 4 1/2-inch Collector Plate: $13.95
  • Sales tax is not included in these prices. All items are gift boxed. Shipping and handling costs are extra. Call or stop by and see these beautiful items. Wonderful holiday gifts for anyone.


    Book sales at the Armory
    We're now having great book sales at the Armory on the last Friday of every month. Please come and browse the wide selection of gently used books we have available for sale, there's something to please everyone from current novels to historical works, to books on flower arranging, sheet music, children's books, and much more. Our book sales rely on your donations, so please feel free to bring by your used books in good condition to add to our book sale inventory (sorry, no magazines, please!). While you're shopping, please stop over at the Clark House and view some of the newer items we have for sale, including some books on the Indian and Colonial-era history of our area, and the reprints we have of the Beer's Atlas of Indiana County from 1871 and Stewart's 1913 History of Indiana County in two volumes. We also feature a number of the Cat's Meow pieces, and some lovely artwork and craftwork by several of our local artists. We hope to see you soon!


    Deed to the Armory
    On Veterans' Day, the deed to the Old National Guard Armory, adjacent to the Clark House, was presented to the Society by Senator Patrick Stapleton. His presentation was part of our open house at the Armory and our recognition and remembrance of veterans from Indiana County and elsewhere. We'll soon have some photos up of the Armory and the Veterans' Day activities. (added 11/99)


    Reprints available!
    The reprint of Stewart's 1913 Indiana County History is now available for purchase. Also available at the end of the month should be Beers 1871 Atlas of Indiana County. Check our list of Items Available for Purchase for prices and purchasing information. (added 11/99)


    New books in our inventory
    We've added several wonderful new books to our inventory:
  • Clarence Stephenson's The Impact of the Slavery Issue on Indiana County - 1999 reprint of the 1964 original
  • David Zeisberger's History of the North American Indians in 18th Century Ohio, New York & Pennsylvania
  • George Donehoo's History of the Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania
  • C. Hale Sipe's Indian Chiefs of Pennsylvania and Indian Wars of Pennsylvania
  • For more information on each of these, visit our list of Items Available for Purchase, or stop by to browse through these books and many more items we have on sale! (added 11/99)


    Golden Glow of Christmas
    Held on December 9-10, the Golden Glow of Christmas event was a resounding success. The Armory and the Clark House were decorated in fine Victorian style, refreshments were tasty, and the tree and wreath entries were fantastic. Thanks to everyone who attended and of course to everyone who helped in setting things up (and putting them away again!). A wonderful addition to the holiday season.


    St. Patrick's Day Events at the Clark House!
    Our St. Patrick's Day week of events were a great success. We're pleased to announce the following winners:


    For our Kids Coloring Contest (with the help of the students at East Pike Elementary School) - and it was VERY hard choosing from all of the wonderful entries we had:
  • Kindergarten: Stephen Sanderson (Mrs. Snyder's class)
  • First Grade: Jenna Wilson (Mrs. McKee's class)
  • Second Grade: Jonathan Pivetz (Mrs. Patterson's class)
  • Third Grade: Carissa Jones (Mrs. Rethi's class)
  • Fourth Grade: Brock Leonardo (Dr. Chakot's class)
  • Fifth Grade: Katie Harley (Mr. Peffer's class)
  • Sixth Grade: Micki Bryner (Mrs. Cross's class)
  • Click here to view the winners and their winning coloring!


    Our Raffle Winners
  • The beautiful sweater donated by the Blarney Woolen Mills of Ireland: Susan Kirchner
  • Book - Angela's Ashes: Jean Davis
  • Book - Irish Ghost Stories: Jenny Edwards
  • Book - Irish Short Stories: Gene Warner
  • St. Patrick's Day Gift Basket: Anna Chauby
  • Dinner at Coyne's Restaurant: T.J. Mullen
  • Daily Door prizes (Shamrock plants): Clyde Gelbach, Kathy Dean, T.J. Mullen, Dave Enderlein, and Richard Hoover
  • Thanks to everyone who entered our raffles, and thanks to everyone who came and helped us celebrate the week and eat all of the food! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. (updated 4/2000)


    Home Again - Brady Reunion 2000
    Date: June 30 through July 2, 2000
    Place: Old Brady Homestead, Hopewell Twp., Cumberland Co., Pa.
    Contact: Donna Cuillard, Reunion Chair
    Address: 6273 Anastasia Ave., Simi Valley, CA 96063
    Phone: (805) 522-3828
    This reunion is for all descendants of Hugh Brady (born 1709) and his wife, Hannah McCormick, pioneers of Cumberland County, Pa. Included will be re-enactments, genealogy, historical tours and presentations, church service at Middle Spring Presbyterian Church and a ceremony at Hugh and Hannah's graves, picnic, games, time capsule, something for everyone. Come and enjoy the fellowship and excitement of a weekend on the land where Hugh and Hannah lived. Next reunion is not for 5 years, last reunion was over 50 years ago. Contact for further information. (added 2/00)


    Kittanning Expedition 2000
    Lane Savage and Bill Wood are organizing a recreation of Col. John Armstrong's march to raid the Delaware Indian town of Kittanning in September 1756. Their route takes them through Indiana County, and we expect some of our members will be interested in joining them and/or visiting with them. For more information, see the flyer in the next issue of Clark House News, or visit the website for The Kittanning Expedition 2000. (added 11/99)