The museum has a wide collection of armor, aircraft and soft-skinned vehicles. We rotate displays so that you may see something different on each visit. Plus each year we have increased the number of assets the museum holds. Watch for the completion of our Vietnam era firebase this year.
Culture, History, Historical Society, Library, Military
Glass, Steel, and Aluminum industries were the economic growth engines for the A-K river valley towns that grew in the shadow of Pittsburgh, attracting entrepreneurs, immigrant labor, and union organizers. You are invited to join in the efforts of the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society to preserve and celebrate the unique history of this region.
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Military, Specialized
The Cresco Station Museum: The society has regular programs at the Cresco Station Museum. From Memorial Day to Columbus Day, there is a monthly performance by local muscians and an Ice Cream Social. The museum is also the site of an Art's and Craft's Exhibit on the second Sunday of each month. Local Artists and Crafters display and sell their work. Exhibits change periodically.
Bushy Run Battlefield is the only recognized Native American battlefield in Pennsylvania. It is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission in cooperation with the Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society. The park encompasses over 250 acres and is listed on the National Register of Historic places.
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
Children's, Culture, History, Historic House, Military
Step up to the wooden porch of Chris Sanderson's country home and tour eight rooms filled with over 200 years of American history. The Sanderson Museum has a rich collection of objects relating to life in Chadds Ford as well as an extensive collection of memorabilia representing the American experience. Visitors to the museum will uncover artifacts from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, both World Wars and learn about the Battle of Brandywine along with other local lore.
History, Library, Military
The museum was founded by many Civil War veterans as they started collecting their mementos from the war. Eventually they moved the collection to its present site. We have objects ranging from Meade's uniform to Jefferson Davis' smoking jacket, field medical kits, weaponry, even the head of General Meade's favorite horse, Old Baldy!
Art, Culture, History, Historic House, Military
The Boal Mansion is the site of the Columbus Chapel containing the most important collection of Christopher Columbus artifacts in North America.
The chapel was brought to the Boal Estate in 1909 from the Columbus family castle in Spain.
. Columbus Admiral's Desk
. Columbus family archives (1453-1908)
. Two pieces of the True Cross
The Eldred WWII Museum is dedicated to remembering the service and sacrifices of World War II. Our museum is located in a small town that was home to the National Munitions Company which made munitions for the British and American armies from 1941-1945. The museum features Medal of Honor recipient Col. Mitchell Paige, interactive displays and a specialized research library.
Archaeology, Children's, History, Historic House, Military
Archaeology, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Military
The Society Library will open for the season on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Volunteers will be on hand to help patrons with research projects on local history,genealogy and the Civil War. The Library will then be open for regular hours on Wednesdays from April through November from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM. The Museum will officially open for tours on Saturday May 7 with its annual Open House. This is a rare opportunity to tour the museum on a weekend day.
Cemetery, Culture, History, Historic House, Military
Historic Fallsington, Inc. (HFI) preserves six buildings including a hand-hewn Log House, Federal-style Townhouse, Tavern and General Store.
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Military
For safekeeping and for use by Hessian descendants and researchers, JSHA has designated Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as a repository for historical documents, manuscripts, artifacts, slides, tapes, and publications, etc. JSHA's modest but growing collection is available to the public in the Special Collections Department in the Martin Library of the Sciences during Library Hours (generally open 9-5 weekdays, year round).
General, History, Military, Specialized
See the Lincoln Toy Train Collection featuring over 1000 trains and dioramas illustrating the railroad’s role during the Civil War. Next, step onto the "Lincoln Train Ride," board the simulated Presidential Train with President Lincoln as he travels to Gettysburg to dedicate the National Cemetary.
Culture, History, Military, Specialized, University
The Pennsylvania Military College (PMC) Museum brings to life the history of Pennsylvania Military College, known in its time as the "West Point of the Keystone State." The museum's exhibits, through photographs, audio and video displays, and a wealth of artifacts, not only re-create life at PMC, but also tell the stories of the athletic and academic accomplishments of PMC students.
History, Historic House, Military, Specialized
Culture, History, Historic House, Military, Specialized, University
The PMC Museum brings to life the history of Pennsylvania Military College, known in its time as the "West Point of the Keystone State." The museum's exhibits, through photographs, audio and video displays, and a wealth of artifacts, not only re-create life at PMC, but also tell the stories of the athletic and academic accomplishments of PMC students. As a lasting monument to PMC and its cadre of alumni, the PMC Museum honors the military and civilian achievements of its graduates.
General, History, Historic House, Military
Discover artifacts and memorabilia from the Civil War and other major American conflicts. The museum also features beautifully crafted miniature dioramas of ten major conflicts of the Civil War as well as a life-sized narrated Confederate encampment. The museum is located in the former home of the Soldier’s National Orphanage.