The Dick Schoolhouse
The Etna Furnace
Links & Resources
Get Involved and Volunteer!
There are many ways that you can become more involved as a member of the Blair County Historical Society.
Conduct tours at Baker Mansion
Assist with data entry on the computer
Do maintenance and clean-up at our sites
Undertake research on artifacts
Help with gardening and yard work
Assist with installation of exhibits
Research and write articles for the newsletter
Chair a special event or program
Help plan fundraising efforts
Participate as models in the historic style show
Assist with a membership campaign
Staff and stock the Museum Shop
Contribute musical and artistic talents for events and displays
Decorate and prepare for special events
Historical reenactments and living history activities
Students and Young Professionals:
Visit our Education page!
Email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at Baker Mansion if you are interested in keeping history alive!
Donate and Join the BCHS!
Members of the Blair County Historical Society are entitled to numerous benefits including:
An informative and enlightening quarterly newsletter featuring articles, photos, and updates.
As a member you have special rights to use the Society's research library during regular hours.
Additional discounts on special events within the community.
Exclusive invitations to Society-sponsored travels and programs.
Inclusion in the Society's annual membership meeting and dinner.
The satisfaction of preserving historical resources and enhancing cultural understanding.
Student : $10.00 USD - yearly
Individual : $25.00 USD - yearly
Family : $35.00 USD - yearly
Sponsor : $50.00 USD - yearly
Business : $200.00 USD - yearly
Patron : $500.00 USD - yearly
Historian : $1,000.00 USD - yearly
Executive Director Joe DeFrancesco (L) and former Board President Scott Cessna (R) Greeting donors and local veterans.
Blair County Historical Society
Physical Site: Baker Mansion
3419 Oak Lane
Altoona, PA 16602
P.O. Box 1083
Altoona, PA 16603
Fall & Winter Hours:
Tours by appointment and during special events.
Call to arrange your tour!
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