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Redbank Valley Historical Society
Redbank Renaissance, Inc. is now working with the Redbank Valley Historical Society. The Society welcomes new members and contributors to help preserve area history.
One goal is to publish a book updating and documenting the history of the Redbank Valley since the 1887 A.J. Davis History of Clarion County and an Armstrong County History of the same era.
The Society presents programs of historical interest usually twice each year in the Spring and Fall. Past programs have included these topics: Fishbasket Native American Villages, Ribbons of Steel – The Impact of the Allegheny Valley Rail Road, a Story to Tell: A Photographic Retrospective of the Redbank Valley and Scripture Rocks of Brookville and a program on this area’s involvement in the Civil War including a presentation by Lincoln re-enactor Jim McCullough and information about Congressional Medal of Honor winner Jeremiah Brown. Members are also assisting others with research on their Civil War ancestors.
The next program will be on October 23rd at 7 PM at the Presbyterian Church in New Bethlehem, featuring stories of the ancestors of local residents who served in the Civil War.
Members enjoy outings to sites of interest and meet regularly on the first Tuesday of each month at 10 AM at the New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church.
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The Redbank Valley Historical Society's 2015 Inaugural Calendar is now available for $12.00 featuring newly discovered photos at area events, from members, at EverMoore’s, the Redbank Valley Library and Tom’s Riverside Market. They can also be ordered online for $15.00 including shipping and handling via the website. A limited number of 2014 Calendars remain available at a cost of $10.00 to complete the series. Both include some then and now photos, lots of historic information and locally and nationally historic dates on each month of the calendar. They make great gifts for those who love the area and its history. Proceeds benefit the Historic Society’s efforts to publish a book on Redbank Valley history. For more information see Historical Society Calendar.
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Sunday, September 21st, 2014
See Our Video: Welcome to New Bethlehem and the Redbank Valley!
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Community Clean Up Day
April 26th, 2014 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
(rain date: May 3rd, 2014)
Meet us at Gumtown Park on Water Street in New Bethlehem to spread out over New Bethlehem and the Redbank Valley Trails to pick up litter, sweep, rake, clean out drainage ditches and get flower beds ready for spring.
Call 814-275-1718 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Day of Giving
Thanks to all who donated on the Day of Giving and to Northwest Savings Bank and the library who served as our donation locations.
We'll be participating in the Armstrong County Community Foundation Day of Giving next year on May 8th, 2014.
Facade and Sign Grant Program
Applications are still being accepted. See the following application form for our new bike rack matching grant program.
Current Fundraiser - Pens made of wood from the 1883 New Bethlehem Dam.
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Redbank Valley Trails Information
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for local mission projects and community service work are welcome to call 814-275-1718
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coordination of future projects.
First Fridays in the Park
Enjoy music and food in Gumtown Park on 1st Fridays in June through September starting at 6:00pm
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Trail Town Planning with New Bethlehem Borough
PA Wilds Initiative
Visit Trail Town page above for details
High School Students:
Need an idea for a graduation project that will benefit both you and the community?
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