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HUNTINGDON, Pa. – In the spirit of celebrating community, Geisinger helped expand the Farm Museum at the Huntingdon County Fair with a $75,000 donation toward construction of "Geisinger Hall," which will provide a space for community members to gather. 

“The Farm Museum at the Huntingdon County Fair is a labor of love for so many residents. They created this repository as a yearlong feature that pays tribute to the agricultural life that established the county. It is an honor to be associated with the rich history of the Farm Museum,” said John Grabusky, senior director of Community Engagement at Geisinger.

The Farm Museum was established in 1987 to honor and preserve agriculture in Huntingdon County. It also stands as a reminder of the value the industry brings to the county, central Pennsylvania and beyond. 

Barbara McMath, who founded the museum with her late husband James, established it after a former county extension agent gave them the idea. 

"There was an old Pennsylvania Railroad building that was donated to the fair," McMath said. "We felt that there was no better way to preserve it than to put farm memorabilia in it for the community to enjoy." 

The Farm Museum supports a tradition woven into the fabric of the local community, telling the story of farm history in Huntingdon County. 

"I’m thrilled Geisinger is supporting this effort. We live here, serve our patients here, and now we’re part of a significant project that impacts the local economy and best interests of so many across the state,” said Huntingdon County native Kirk Thomas, chief administrative officer, Geisinger's Western Region. "On behalf of Geisinger, we’re pleased to be the lead supporter for the expansion of the Farm Museum."

As a healthcare leader in the community, Geisinger looks forward to enhancing this partnership and continuing to make Huntingdon County a great place to live and work.

"We’re excited that Geisinger wants to help us. This is the greatest way they can be a part of what we're doing," said Barry Anderson, museum president. "The togetherness is what’s really great. It's a win-win."

The Huntingdon County Fair is canceled for the 2020 year because of the COVID-19 crisis. The "Geisinger Hall," is located at 10455 Fairgrounds Access Road, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. 

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Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

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