Cambria East Village historical plaque installations begin Saturday

Special to The CambrianNovember 15, 2013 

In a setting reminiscent of an iconic 1890 photo of Sarah Guthrie on the front porch of her home at 2251 Center St., Cambria Historical Society President Jack Breglio stands at left, with docents Joyce Backhaus, Marj Sewell, Jean Chinicci and Jeannette Breglio.

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A new historical plaque will be unveiled at noon Saturday, Nov. 16, at the former Guthrie-Bianchini House at the corner of Center Street and Burton Drive, now home to the Cambria Historical Museum.

The Cambria Historical Society purchased the forlorn property in 2001 following decades of disrepair while the property languished in probate court. During seven years of construction, money ran out, but the museum was finally able to open on Dec. 10, 2008.

Saturday’s event kicks off celebrations of the museum’s fifth anniversary, and to begin the first phase of installing plaques on 25 other historical structures in East Village. The project is funded by a grant from the Cambria Tourism Board.

The public is invited to the dedication, to visit displays inside, and to explore the heirloom gardens outside the museum. Light refreshments will be served. For details, call 927-2891 or 927-3159, or go to www.cambriahistoricalsociety.com.

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