The Kishacoquillas Valley Historical Society will hold an Open House and a Celebration of the completion of their new 1850’s bank barn on Sat., May 20th. Ceremonies will begin at 2:00 pm with Sam Hayes, past Secretary of Agriculture and past member of the House of Representative giving the opening remarks. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by an open house and tour of the barn till 4:30 pm. The barn is handicap accessible. A chicken barbecue dinner, prepared by the Allensville Fire Company Auxilary will be served from 4:30 till 6:00 pm at the Allensville Fire Company grounds. Tickets will be sold in advance and are available from Fred Brown at 483-6924 and Denise Chester at 935-5614. The cost is $10.00 per dinner and includes a half of a chicken, two sides, dessert and a beverage. Craft vendors will be selling from 4:30 till 6:30 pm. Following the meal, Joe Bonson and the Coffee Run Band will play in the pavilion. Please bring a lawn chair for the concert.
There will be a silent and a live auction along with a video of the raising of the new barn. Proceeds from the evening will go toward the repainting or siding of the museum.
Tickets are $55 ea. and can be purchased by calling Pattie at 717-483-6596 or Mary Ann at 717-242-2666.
The 2018 Historic Calendars with be available on Friday, October 6th at the Harvest Moon Dinner and October 13th at retailers. Featured are old photos of the valley and the events of 1909. The cost is $5.50 ea. and they will be available at the Country Village Restaurant in Allensville; Whitehall Store, Peights, Total Life Care Pharmacy and the Thrift Store in Belleville; Ron’s Market and Honey Creek Inn in Reedsville; the Friendship Bookstore in Burnham and Big Valley Antiques in Milroy. You may order one by mailing a check for $7.00 along with your address to KVHS, P.O. Box 43, Allensville, PA 17002 and it will be mailed to you. Enjoy doing a little time traveling through 1909 and support our efforts to preserve the history of our beautiful valley.