Ongoing LHHV Projects
Veterans – Children – Trails – Conservation – Historical
Veterans – Children – Trails – Conservation – Historical
2022 PROJECTS PLANNED
April thru Sept. Fishing and Boating Sessions for special needs children.
March thru Oct. Interpretive Nature Hikes at Hinckston Dam
Ongoing—Honan Ave Hiking and Biking Trail Repair
Ongoing Food Drives for Veterans in Need
Ongoing— Bird watching at LHHV Forest
Ongoing—Penn State and UPJ students provide Historical talks on area Historical events, including Forestry and Conservation.
Ongoing—Veterans Memorial upkeep at Hinckston Dam. Building a Veterans Reflection Park on site.
Merlo & LHHV Conservation Park – Building birding houses, trails etc
September 2022 Cambria County Arts an Heritage Festival at Duman Park route 271 – Vendors & Crafters needed including all Non Profit groups
After School Programs
We also provide afterschool educational programs for children in cooperation with Johnstown Youth Fitness and Education Program, were covering such programs as Photography, Robotics, Film Production, Advanced Math, Weather, Computers, and Internet Design.
HONAN AVE BIKE TRAIL part of LOOP Trail
Honan Ave Biking and Hiking trail. Explore the History in this hollow, as it stretches from Minersville off of the River Walk trail up to Hinckston Reservoir. The trail passes the remains of the Rosedale Coke Plant, a huge active Beaver Dam, near the end a huge waterfall, and at end the laurel Highlands veterans Memorial. Ongoing effort to build a reflection park for all veterans and families to enjoy.
We continue to support our veterans as we have food drives, for those in need. If you would like to support our efforts in gathering food please contact our office. Consider your church, scout group, or business conducting a food drive.
Cambria County Arts & Heritage Festival
Cambria County Arts & Heritage Festival, an event which is a show case our past our present and our future. Call today, in need of crafting and food vendors, dance, theater, reenactors, Non Profit groups, and much more. Event is held in September.
Veterans Recognition Event and Biker Run for Veterans
Laurel highlands Historical Village is seeking a sponsor to host the Cambria County Veterans Recognition Event and Bike Run, in support of all veterans . We honor selected veterans from various wars and conflicts, during a special ceremony.
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The Conemaugh Valley DET 287 Marine Corps League will present colors, as the ceremony starts off. The National Anthem and God Bless America will be performed by Dan Stonerook Guest minister to ask prayer. A special sing along with each branch’s military hymn will follow the prayer.
The ceremony includes presentations from Governor Wolf , Congress, State Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr, Representative Rigby, Representative Frank Burns, Cambria County Commissioners, and LHHV Board. Guest Speakers include, Tom Caulfield with Veteran Community Initiatives, Retired Douglas Lengenfelder Retired col. US Air Force.
A special presentation of the “Quilts of Valor”. Quilts that are handmade by Patty Wilson and other women from the region.
Citations are handed out to veterans. Then TAPS will sound, as we reflect on those we have lost.
During the event we will also be collecting food and paper goods for area veterans in need.
This event is just a small way of saying thanks to veterans, who go unnoticed, those in our community who gave up a part of their life, to serve our country.
At 11 am the Veterans Bike Run registration will start. Please note even if it rains the bike run is still set to take place. The run is set to travel a route to area VFW’s and Legion and returning to Rocky’s Tavern around 5 pm. Dinner will be served. The Bike run fee includes the meal. Those not on the bike run wishing to have dinner will pay $10.00 each or $15.00 a couple.
Also during the day there will be guest speakers on hand to chat with veterans about their specific needs, including health care, veteran’s rights, disability, housing and much more. We also plan to have veterans chat session, whereby vets can share their stories with the children attending. There will be a basket party, with many baskets from a variety of local vendors.
The event was created in an effort to help those Veterans who are home bound, and need food and other household items. Those in attendance are being asked to bring in a food donation, which will be used to help those veterans in need. Rocky’s Tavern is accepting food donations ongoing at this time. If you have any food, paper goods, or any other useful items please feel free to take to Rocky’s Tavern in Woodvale. We also built a Veterans Memorial, honoring all veterans from all wars and conflicts, in American History. The memorial provides a place for reflection, solitude, and education. The memorial is located on the breast of Hinckston Dam.
Any questions or concerns please call call LHHV 814-241-6123.
Laurel Highlands Veterans Memorial Park – Application for Memorial tags and Memorial Bench.
Laurel Highlands Historical Village INC NP has built at Hinckston Dam a Memorial for all veterans past and present. We want to preserve the history and sacrifices that every veteran has made. The memorial is dedicated to every veteran who has PTSD and other war issues, a place of solitude where they can come to and find peace. We have posts installed within the memorial for each war, starting with revolutionary war onward to Enduring Freedom and Cold War. If you would like to purchase either a name tag or memorial bench, please contact LHHV listed below. The memorial can be reached from Benshoff Hill Road via Waterfall Road or route 271 via Hinckston Run Road (you have to park at bridge and cross bridge closed to traffic.)
Also on site is a place to hang / attach memorabilia as it applies to veteran i.e. dog tags, picture etc.
Telephone number and email address_________________________________________
Branch of Service___________________________ Years Served______________________
Rank__________ Rate (Duties IC-3 or Sgt 1st class )___________________
Special awards received i.e. Purple Heart etc. ___________________________________________________
Duty Stations ___________________________________________________________________________________
If in memory of veteran Family member’s
Telephone number and email address____________________________________.
Contact for memorial tags : www.laurelhighlandshistoricalvillage.com or
Mail completed form to 172 Allbaugh Park Road Johnstown PA 15909 with a check made out to LHHV for $25.00 to cover cost of tag, processing and installation fees.
Memorial bench with memorial tag attached $275.00 send check to address shown above.
Thank you for your service to our country.
E Mail [email protected] For more information contact LHHV Secretary Patti 814- 288-7017