Chapter and
Regional Events Schedule

Chapter Meeting
Friday, August 18

7:00 PM

Ken Burkett

Stories through artifacts
105th PA & the Civil War   

  North Fork 29 Artifact Show
Saturday, September 2
Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Chapter Meeting
Friday, September 15
7:00 PM
 Ron Shrewsbury

 Civil War Medicine Truths
and Myths

Chapter Meeting
Friday, October 20
7:00 PM
John Cornman 

 Primitive technology and tools

90th Annual Meeting
October 26-29, 2023,
Ocean City, Maryland

Chapter Meeting
Friday, November 17
7:00 PM
Chuck Williams

History & archaeology of the timber rafting era on the Clarion River

North Fork Chapter 29
Meets at 7 pm on the 3rd Friday of each month except December, June and July at the   Presbyterian Church Education Building,
Corner of Main and White Street
 Brookville , PA 15825

Everyone Welcome

Contact ken Burkett

(814) 229-2816


2023 Meeting Schedule

Chapter Meeting Abstracts

Ken Burkett  - Stories through artifacts: 105th PA & the Civil War   

This program will share Interesting Civil War artifacts from Ken’s personal collection relating locally  to the 105th PA Civil War regiment (Wildcats) formed in Jefferson, Clarion,    Armstrong and Clearfield counties and the interesting connected stories they tell 
Ron Shrewsbury  - Civil War Medicine Truths and Myths  

Ron  will share his passion for Civil War medicine.  He is a retired analytical chemist and has been involved in Civil War Living History for the last several years and is a member of the Civil War reenactment group Battery K, 1st US Artillery as the Chief Medical Officer.  He has a background in emergency medical response as a New York State EMT and a former American Heart Association CPR instructor.  He has also taught EMS skills to fire fighters throughout Erie County, New York.  He now resides in Sigel, PA with his wife Christina and is involved with the JCHC and the Sigel Volunteer Fire Department.  Together Ron and Christina have presented many programs on Civil War medicine and civilian life throughout New York and Pennsylvania. 

John Cornman  - Primitive technology and tools

John is a skilled craftsman as a flintknapper and likes to replicate all types of primitive technology.  His interactive program will provide some interesting aspects of how tools were made and hafted as well as some other interesting how-to aspects of archaeology.

Chuck Williams, Ph.D.,  Williams Ecological, LLC  -

History and archaeology of the timber rafting era on the Clarion River. 

The Clarion River was one of the premiere timber rafting rivers in northwestern Pennsylvania, providing white pine logs and finished lumber to markets in Pittsburgh and beyond for nearly a century. This talk will focus on the methods used to transport logs and lumber by water in the Clarion Valley, the historic boat-building industry of the region, and how the Clarion River contributes to the developing field of river archaeology.