Tuscarora Female Seminary program to be featured at JCHS annual dinner

MEXICO, Pa. — A program by Audrey Sizelove highlighting the history of the Tuscarora Female Seminary will be presented at the Juniata County Historical Society’s annual fall dinner on Oct. 24.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Walker Grange in Mexico.

The presentation will feature not only the educational programs taught at the school, but also the history surrounding the building and its unique architecture.

Never heard of the seminary? Then this program is a must for anyone interested in the early school systems of Juniata County.

An article, “The History of the Tuscarora Female Seminary,” as published in the book, “Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies,” will be available for purchase as well that evening.

A roast turkey dinner will be served. Tickets are $20 per person. They must be purchased at the JCHS Archives from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays or 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Call to reserve tickets at (717) 436-5152. Tickets must be paid for prior to the event and picked up at Archives. For mailed tickets, a self-addressed, stamped envelope must accompany reservation payment. Checks should be made out to Juniata County Historical Society with “Fall Dinner” written in memo, and sent to the Juniata County Historical Society, 498 Jefferson St., Suite B, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

The reservation deadline is Oct. 16.