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New BCHS Director Offers History Group a 'Fresh Perspective'

The Blair County Historical Society has welcomed its new executive director to its team.

Dustin Smith, an Altoona native, said that he is looking forward to bringing a “fresh perspective” to the organization while putting an emphasis on the community in the county, including the Cove.

After he graduated from Bishop Guilfoyle High School, he went on to Penn State Altoona to initially pursue a degree in mechanical engineering, but soon realized it was not for him. Assistant history Professor Jared Frederick talked to him about the history program at the university.

“He seems to be the number-one...


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