Church, Culture, History
The vision of Frank Gilyard, Sr., a local historian is the impetus behind the Central Pennsylvania African
American Museum. For over 30 years, Frank has collected and catalogued the art, documents, court records and books which focuses on local African American history in the Reading and Berks County area. It has long been a dream of Mr. Gilyard to establish an African American Museum in the city of Reading.
Culture, History, Historic House
We have an archival area in which we preserve the original documents and utilize the information for local Genealogy and History Research, as well as providing computer research facilities.
Culture, History, Historic House, Specialized
The Charleroi Historic District is officially on the National Register of Historic Places held in DC. This listing is kept for reference regarding those significant historic places that exist in America and is affiliated with the National Park Svc. and Department of the Interior.
Botanical Garden, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Park
Chestnut Hill, located in the northwestern corner of Philadelphia, is one of the region's most beautiful and architecturally distinguished communities. Flanked by the spectacular Wissahickon Gorge and Cresheim Valley, Chestnut Hill is home to one of the best collections of 19th and early 20th-century residential buildings in the country.
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.
Cemetery, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The purpose of The Clarion County Historical Society is the discovery, collection, and preservation of materials pertaining to the history of Clarion County, Pennsylvania, and to encourage the study and appreciation of that history by conducting workshops, exhibitions, and observances which will promote and stimulate the purpose for which the Society, the Museum, and the Library were formed.
Church, Culture, Historic House, Historical Society
Located in the original English Evangelical Lutheran Church, Columbia Historic Preservation Society is dedicated to the preservation of the river town, formerly known as Wright’s Ferry. Once considered as a possible site for locating our nation’s capitol, Columbia was once the gateway to the American West.
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
Culture, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Crawford County Historical Society was founded in 1880. Our purpose is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Crawford County. The Society archives contains one of the oldest and most comprehensive repositories for genealogical resources in northwestern Pennsylvania, an extensive library of regional and state histoy and local authors, a large manuscript and photo collection and a massive collection of records of the Erie Railroad.