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Englert Collection
John F Englert Collection

The collection houses digital materials of local interest. John Englert was an educator, historian and an enthusiastic library supporter. He was instrumental in the building of the current Ford City Public Library. His vision and hard work helped make the library a vibrant centerpiece of the town. The library honors Mr. Englert annually with a fine-forgiveness event on his birthday, December 3rd. 

The digital collection is found in the southeast corner of Ford City Public Library, farthest from the front door. It is shelved with the reference and local history/interest materials. Digital materials will circulate to members in good standing. All digital materials can be read, viewed or listened to in the library and online. Copies of oral history recordings may be purchased for a small fee. 

Great Depression and WWII Project: An Oral History
Legends at the Library

October 26, 2023 - Experts from the State Library of Pennsylvania presented virtually at Ford City Public Library about State Library genealogical resources.

Slides from the presentation are available here!

May 12, 2021 - The Ford City Public Library together with the Armstrong County Historical Museum present Legends On The Go - Armstrong County in the Civil War.  

Feb 22, 2021 - Author & historian Mr. Brady Crytzer discusses his book Major Washington's Pittsburgh and the Mission to Fort Le Boeuf.

Nov 19, 2020 - Here is an extended video tour of the display case in memory of Elva Jean and James "Jim" Hoffman. Thank you again to our anonymous donor!

Nov 10, 2020 - Here are two new Legends at the Library videos! These videos highlight the library's historical resources as well as a new display case!

Sept 11, 2020 - The Ford City Public Library together with the Armstrong County Historical Museum present Legends At The Library - The Battle of Kittanning. The Legends Online Historical Book Club will begin in October. If you enjoy reading and sharing history, please call the library at 724-763-3591 for more information.

July 17, 2020 - Legends on the Go with Miss Katie live in Gettysburg! (3 parts)

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