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Here are our programs and activities for calendar year 2017. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are at 2:00 p.m. on the 3rd Sunday of the month and activities are at the BMHS Center. Hope to see you there!

All programs are free and open to the public.

March 19, 2017
(3rd Sunday)

Becky Plischke
"Place to do Genealogical Research in Pennsylvania"

Becky and her husband, John have taveled across Pennsylvania in search of their ancestors. This program focuses on the many istorical societies, court houses and libraried they have visited.

April 23, 2017
(4th Sunday)
2:00 p.m.

Tom Harrold
"Greensburg Then and Now"

A look at local buildings and scenes past and present.

May 20, 2017

Soup and Sandwich Fundraiser
11:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Home made soup, sandwiches, dessert and beverage.

$7.00 donation-Adult
$3.50 donation - Children 6-12
no donation - Children under 6

May 21, 2017
(3rd Sunday)
2:00 p.m.

Tudy Howard, Brenda Miklish, Karen Titterington and Sylvia Kelley

"Climb Up Your Family Tree"

Learn about all the resources available in the Baltzer Meyer Library and how to use them.

June 11, 2017
(2nd Sunday)
2:00 p.m.

Stu Boyd
"Three Years with Pvt. James Allison and the 140th PA Volunteers"

Follows the every day life of a local soldier in his journey through the American Civil War.

July 2017

No Program

August 20, 2017
(3rd Sunday)

Annual Picnic

Join us for a potluck picnic and social. We will provide paper plates, plasticware and beverages.

September 17, 2017
(3rd Sunday)
2:00 p.m.

Mary Jane Shaw
"The Nitty Gritty of Researching an Historic Log Home"

How a lack of some early records can cloud precise information regarding a homestead.

October 15, 2017
(3rd Sunday)
2:00 p.m.

Carl Webberking
"Three Field Trips through Somerset and Bedford Counties"

Our resident geologist recommends three different interesting and entertaining one-day field trips that can enhance our anderstanding of hisory and geology.

November 19, 2017
(3rd Sunday)
2:00 p.m.

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Stan Gordon
"Strange Encounters in Pennsylvania"

We can only accomodate 80 people for this event.  If you wish to attend, please contact us so that we can reserve you a seat.

The noted authority on strange encounters will focus on the history of UFOs and other unexplained incidents that have occured in southwestern PA. He will have his books and DVDs for sale.


December 10, 2017
(Second Sunday)
2:00 p.m.

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Annual Christmas Fellowship

Please bring a sample of your favorite traditional food to share and we will provide the place settings and beverages.