Date/Time Event/Description

October 21, 2023
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

JCHC Annual Meeting and Dinner

A new full-length biography of Brookville‘s famous aviator, Lewis Earle Sandt, will be the featured program at the annual meeting of the Jefferson County Historical Society to be held on October 21 at Pinecrest Country Club. Written by Pittsburgh author Paul Michael Beck, “Earle of the Air” is a lavishly illustrated biography of this national aviation pioneer who was born and made his home in Brookville early in the 20th century.

Sandt’s flying career began with instruction at the Glenn Curtiss flying school in Hammondsport, New York in 1911. For the next 18 months he grew to be a noted barnstormer, flying exhibitions throughout the entire region. He made the first flight over the city of Pittsburgh, made a groundbreaking flight from Brookville to Punxsutawney, and was the first American to make an international flight when he flew from Erie across the Lake to Long Point, Ontario, in February 1912, 50 years to the day before John Glenn’s epic flight.

He was heralded by newspapers, far and wide, and his flights always were guaranteed to draw a huge crowd. He died as a result of a crash in Grove City, Pennsylvania in June 1913, at the age of 26.

The JCHS annual  dinner is open to the public. Attendees may arrive at 5:30 for a social hour and open bar, with a dinner and the program to follow.

The evening will feature a silent auction and very brief business session, including the presentation of several awards and the election of new and returning board members.

Pinecrest Country Club is handicap-accessible, and the cost of the event is $30.00. To register, contact Kat Lyons at the JCHS by October 6 at 814–849-0077 or [email protected]; checks can be mailed to her at the Historical Society at PO Box 51, Brookville, PA, 15825. Click here to download and print an order form.

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JCHC Annual Meeting and Dinner

October 21, 2023
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Night of the Living Dead Drive-In Movie Night

Join us for a night of fright! The Moonlight Drive-In will be showing the horror classic “Night of the Living Dead” on October 21. Admission at the gate by donation to the Jefferson County History Center. Movie will begin at sundown.

October 28, 2023
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bowdish Model Railroad - Trains are running!

Come out to the History Center to see the Bowdish Model Railroad in action.

Bowdish Model Railroad - Trains are running!

October 28, 2023
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Eerie Tales

Take a guided tour of Brookville while learning about the town’s spooky past. Storytellers will share eerie tales of gruesome crimes, hauntings and mysteries of Brookville’s history.

Meet at the Brookville Town Square by 6:30 PM.

Tickets are $10 per person and advance purchase is encouraged as there will be limited availability at the event.

Eerie tales poster


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November 24, 2023
All Day

Annual Christmas Celebration

Join us as we kick off the holidays at the Annual Christmas Celebration. Details coming soon!

December 9, 2023
All Day

3rd Annual Church Tour

Take a guided tour of Brookville’s historic church buildings and learn more about their impact in the community through the years. Details coming soon!

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