A number of educational and interpretive events regarding the Civil War are held in Blair County and the Central PA area throughout the year. These events range from living history/reenactment programs, guest lectures, film series, exhibits, free events, historical tours, and bus trips. The events listed below are those scheduled for Blair County thus far for this year. If you know of or are hosting an event you would like included on the list, feel free to contact us. Thank you!
4th Wednesday of Each Month - Descendants of Civil War Veterans meeting - A guest lecturer leads the historical discussion at this monthly meeting at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library.
March 20 - The Logan Guard will be present at the Irish Heritage Parade, Tyrone, PA. 2 p.m.
April 9 - History Encampment - Hosted by the Penn State Altoona History Society. Come see a history village composed of Civil War and WWII reenactors. Free and open to the general public. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
April 10 - Antiques Sale - Join us for our 5th Annual Springtime at Royer Mansion - ANTIQUES, CRAFTS, & MORE FOR SALE. It will be held on Saturday, April 10th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 per person (children 12 and under, free). Stroll through historic Royer Mansion and browse the great selection of affordable antiques and gifts for sale.
April 13 - Sisters and Surgeons: A Brief Lesson in Civil War Medicine - Presented by Julie and Doug Decker at the Tyrone History Museum. Julie will portray Sister Camilla O'Keefe, and Doug will portray Maj. John H. Brinton, M.D. 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
May 15 - The Logan Guard will have a Civil War Encampment on the grounds of Altoona's VA Hospital. This even is free and open to the public throughout the day.
May Date TBA - Memorial Day Parade and Service including the Keystone Regiment, the Colonel Crowther Foundation, and Colonel Crowther Camp 89 of the Sons of Union Veterans. Held in Tyrone, PA.
May 31 - The Logan Guard will be featured in Bellwood's Memorial Day Parade. Celebration begins at 9 a.m.
June 5 - Bus Tour - The Colonel Crowther Foundation is pleased to announce a special bus trip to
The bus will leave Tyrone at We will make one stop at
The cost for the tour including lunch is $55.00 per person. Included in this price is the cost of the bus, the driver’s tip, cost of lunch, and a per-person donation to the Kernstown Battlefield Association and the Museum of the
Reservations should be made as soon as possible. For details and Reservation Form contact the Colonel Crowther Foundation,
June 19 & 20 - Encampment and Battle Reenactment at Old Bedford Village featuring hundreds of troops, cannons, and horses.
July 31-August 1 - Camp Crossman Encampment during the Colonel Crowther Days in Tyrone, PA's Reservoir Park.
September 26-27 - Civil War Encampment at Delgrosso's Amusement Park's Annual Harvest Fest. Come learn about life during the War Between the States between roller coaster rides.
October 2 - Tuckahoe Street Fair in Bellwood - will feature the The Logan Guard along with the Bellwood Historical Society, crafts, food, and music.
October 30 - Halloween Parade - Begins in Hollidaysburg at 6 p.m. The fall festivities will include Civil War reenactors.
More events to be listed soon!