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The History of Sinking Valley

Through the Eyes of My Ancestors


Sunday, July 27 at 1:00 PM at Fort Roberdeau in White Oak Hall

Nancy Anson will share the pioneer stories of three of her Revolutionary War patriot families, the Moores, the Rollers and the McPherrans, and in the process, explore what life was like in the early days of the settlement of Sinking Valley Manor and the Presbyterian church.

The History of Sinking Valley Through the Eyes of My Ancestors

Sunday, July 27 at 1:00 PM at Fort Roberdeau in White Oak Hall

Nancy Anson will share the pioneer stories of three of her Revolutionary War patriot families, the Moores, the Rollers and the McPherrans, and in the process, explore what life was like in the early days of the settlement of Sinking Valley Manor and the Presbyterian church.

A FREE program open to the pubic and sponsored by the Sinking Valley Presbyterian Church.

Sweet William, Gun Maker

Sweet William, gun maker, sets up shop at Fort Roberdeau Saturday, August 2, 11am-5pm and Sunday, August 3, 1-5pm. Sweet William works on the guns of the fort's day. He will have a display of 18th Century muskets, rifles and other weaponry. Sweet William will build a gun before your very eyes. He will also share how frontier folks used their gun to start a fire.

Welcome to Fort Roberdeau

Fort Roberdeau is a county park located in Blair County, Pennsylvania. We offer a variety of activities and services to the community. We have picnic tables, pathways and several hundred acres of public land. We are best known for the Fort located here. We offer tours of the fort, and special activities for organizations. Park hours are 8am - Sunset. You can contact us at (814)946-0048. Our Address is 383 Fort Roberdeau Road, Altoona PA. Our GPS is N40 34.916 W78 16.450

Want to know more about the fort? More about what it was like on the frontier in Pennsylvania during the American Revolution? A visit to Fort Roberdeau will help you imagine life in the 18th century. In 1778, the Pennsylvania frontier was the most dangerous place in North America. Supporters of independence battled British Tories and Native Americans in the valleys and along the ridges. Many settlers fled their homes in favor of safer places.The fort, although built to protect a lead mine operation, brought a sense of safety and security to the region. Come visit us, tour the fort and learn our story. If you enjoy your time with us become a member and consider volunteering.

Sweet William, Gun-Maker

Sweet William, gun maker, sets up shop at Fort Roberdeau Saturday, August 2, 11am-5pm and Sunday August 3, 1-5pm. Sweet William works on the guns of the fort's day. He will have a display of 18th Century muskets, rifles and other weaponry. Sweet William will build a gun before your very eyes. He will also share how frontier folks used their gun to start a fire.

Event: 
Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 13:00

Sweet William, Gun Maker

Sweet William, gun maker, sets up shop at Fort Roberdeau Saturday, August 2, 11am-5pm and Sunday August 3, 1-5pm. Sweet William works on the guns of the fort's day. He will have a display of 18th Century muskets, rifles and other weaponry. Sweet William will build a gun before your very eyes. He will also share how frontier folks used their gun to start a fire.

Event: 
Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 11:00

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