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Elk Township Historical Society to host open house

Elk Township Historical Society to host open house

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The Elk Township Historical Society will be holding an open house on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the community center in Scandia. All are welcome and knowledgeable guides will be on hand to answer questions. Featured this month are the miniature houses and buildings donated to the museum by the Agerter family. They were designed and constructed by Geroge Agerter’s father at about the turn of the 20th century. He made them for his son, George, who was about three or four years old at the time. They were made from scratch from materials he had in his garage workshop. The tiny buildings are partially furnished and curtained as can be seen when the roofs are set aside. The Agerters were public school teachers from Pittsburgh who moved to Scandia and bought an historic farm in the 1970s on the Priest Hollow Road and became very active in the Scandia Community. The museum is free to visit.

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