Junior Master Gardener Club
The McKean County Master Gardeners are planning to start a Junior Master Gardener Club in McKean County, hopefully at the Mount Jewett Memorial Library. If you or your child may be interested, please call the Penn State Extension Office (814.887.5613) and leave a message for the McKean County Master Gardener Coordinator, Richard Putman. All elementary through middle school students (grades 1 through 8) are welcome. The program will likely meet monthly, with special events several times a year.
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
A mural will be painted on the Mount Jewett Memorial Library in the spring/summer of 2018; the mural will include many books. As part of the planning process we are interested in feedback on books that should be included in the mural. Get all the details and participate in the survey.
MT JEWETT SALUTES
This is a banner project that is being carried out in the Borough to honor local veterans. If you would like to honor a veteran with a street pole banner, please print out and submit the application form. To see what a banner would look like, click here.
Attention Commercial Property and Business Owners: The PA Route 6 and PA Wilds Façade Program
Here’s what else is going on in Mt. Jewett…
Mt. Jewett Swedish Festival
Each August enjoy ethnic food, music, and entertainment with a Swedish flavor. The annual Swedish Festival celebrates the Swedish heritage of Mount Jewett with a traditional Swedish Smorgasbord.
Highlights include rides for children and adults, a maypole dance, Scandinavian folk band with Swedish dancers, a Norwegian storyteller, parade and fireworks.
Kinzua Viaduct – Wonder of the World
Mt. Jewett, PA is just minutes away from one of the great wonders of the world: the Kinzua Viaduct. When it was built in the 1800s, it was the world’s highest and longest railroad span. Suffering disrepair, the bridge was hit by a tornado in 2003.
Today, the partially restored viaduct features a platform for viewing the fallen half of the span, plus a glass window for viewing the gorge below.
There is no fee to visit the park or the Sky Walk. Enjoy a picnic and trek through the many trails in the area against dramatic scenery you’ll find nowhere else.
More To Do
While you’re in town, check out the Swedish motif at Jewett’s Kaffe Sol on West Main Street. Enjoy a latte or cappuccino and their signature cinnamon roll or Swedish Rye Bread.
After you take a browse through small shops, visit the traditional octagon-shaped Swedish architecture of Nebo Lutheran Chapel built in 1887.