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Air Heritage Museum & Aircraft Restoration Facility

Visit the Air Heritage Museum and allow aircraft from the past guide you through the rich history of flight. It's an aircraft restoration and working museum specializing in WWII and Vietnam era aircraft and artifacts.

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.; Sunday by appointment only.


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724/843-2820 | Beaver County Airport 35 Piper Street Beaver Falls. PA 15010




Ambridge Historic District Economic Development Corp.

Antique shops and more are located in the Historic District in Ambridge which is home to Old Economy Village, a state historic site and museum.

We host festivals, events, raise funds to support business development, serve as a resource for historic preservation and partner with Ambridge Community Development to bring visitors to our unique town.


 
724/312-0708 | 260 13th Street Ambridge, PA 15003




B. F. Jones Memorial Library

The B. F. Jones Memorial Library is a magnificent structure in the Italian Renaissance style, built in 1928. Its classic architecture features travertine flooring, ornamental plaster ceilings, wrought iron screens by Oscar Bruno Bach, and a leaded glass window with stained glass medallions depicting Mother Goose rhymes, created by Henry Hunt.

The Library is listed in the Pennsylvania Inventory of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places.

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724/375-2900 | 663 Franklin Avenue Aliquippa, PA 15001




Beaver Area Heritage Museum

The award winning Beaver Area Heritage Museum features rotating exhibits on the people, events and objects that have shaped the Beaver Area. It is housed in a renovated 105 year old railroad freight station and 200 year old log house.

Open March - December, Saturday 10 A.M.-4 P.M. and Sunday 1-4 P.M. Free admission. Donations accepted. Private tours upon request.


 
724/775-7174 | 1 River Road Extension Beaver, PA 15009




Beaver County Historical Research & Landmarks Foundation - The Vicary Mansion

The BCHRLF was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1971.

As the official Historical Society of Beaver County, our mission is to recognize historical sites, disseminate research findings and publications, offer interactive programs, provide referrals and preserve artifacts and archives for the general public.

The Foundation, which is supervised by a board of trustees is involved in a number of ongoing activities.

Please visit our website for additional information.

 
724/775-1848 | 1235 3rd Avenue, Freedom PA 15042




Beaver County Industrial Museum

The history of the glass and steel industry in Beaver County is the focus of this museum in Darlington, one block from Route 168.

Open the first weekend in May then Sundays through September from 1:30-4:30 P.M. Call for information or special openings.


 
724/312-0831 | 801 Plumb Street Darlington, PA 16115




Beaver County Model Railroad and Historical Society

The primary focus of the Society is two-fold. First, it is our mission to collect and preserve railroad memorabilia.

Second, we aim to promote the art of model railroading by building the Union Atlantic HO scale model Railroad, which features Pennsylvania and Beaver County’s rich railroading history.

Open every Tuesday 6:30 - 8 P.M. Donations appreciated.

 
416 Sixth Street Monaca, PA  15061




Beaver-Lawrence Railway Historical Society

We are a 501(c)(3) organization located in Lawrence County. We are dedicated to the preservation of railway history, artifacts and historical items from the Western Pennsylvania area.

Our principal asset is the P&LE Railroad Station in West Pittsburg. It is currently being restored with the intentions of creating an interpretive museum and train-watching location!

 
724/775-4607 | 805 9th Street, Box 429 West Pittsburg, Pa. 16160-0405




Colonial Dames XVII Century Beaver Town Chapter

Trace your lineage to an ancestor residing in America by 1701. We aim to maintain the principles of virtue, courage and patriotism which led to colonial independence.

The National Society maintains a library of heraldry and ancestors’ coats of arms and a collection of 17th century American Colonial Data.    

 

724/774-4537




Ellwood City Area Historical Society

Our goal is to “collect, protect and preserve the history of Ellwood City and the surrounding area”. Our museum contains many artifacts including glass pieces from Northwood and Rock Point Park. We have an 1895 Lozier bicycle on display for our visitors to admire. Our “Centennial Celebrations” feature local businesses that over 100 years old. Open Tuesday-Friday 10 A.M.-2 P.M.  Free admission. Donations appreciated.


 
724/752-2021 | 310 Fifth Street Ellwood City, PA 16117




Enon Valley Community Historical Society

The future home of the Enon Valley Community Historical Society was the lone survivor of a 1920 fire that destroyed an entire block.

It is currently being renovated. When completed, it will house and display the rich history of the Enon Valley community.


 
724/336-5194 | 1084 Main Street, Enon Valley, PA 16120




Fort McIntosh Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution

Trace your lineage and honor your ancestors by joining the Daughters of the American Revolution (prove descent from a soldier or patriot of the Revolution).

We preserve history and historic sites, support veterans and education, and honor our forefathers.

The National Society was founded in 1890 and the Fort McIntosh Chapter in 1904.

 

724/728-0383




General Anthony Wayne Chapter - Sons of the American Revolution

The Sons of the American Revolution is a national organization of male descendants of those Patriots who served the cause of winning our Freedom from England.

We are a nonprofit, non-secret, nonpolitical group dedicated to patriotic, historical and educational objectives. Monthly meetings held at the Park Inn by Radisson in Beaver Falls.

Please call or email if interested in becoming a member.

 
724/643-8270 | 487 Lisbon Road Darlington, PA 16115




Greersburg Academy - Little Beaver Historical Society

Built in 1802, Greersburg is the oldest public building in Beaver County, the oldest advanced educational institution North of the Ohio River. William McGuffey and John Brown were educated here. It is also the oldest standing building used as a train depot.

We feature the history of the Underground Railroad in Beaver County, as well as examples of all principle types of glass, pottery and china manufactured in Beaver County. We have over 3,000 Indian artifacts, Fort McIntosh artifacts, the Abner Lacock Room and railroad memorabilia.

Open Sunday 1:30 - 4:30 P.M., June-September. Tours by appointment throughout the year. Free admission.


 
724/843-4361 | 710 Market Street Darlington, PA 16115




Historic Harmony - Harmony Museum

Harmony, a National Historic Landmark, founded in 1804 as the first home of the communal Harmony Society, which was resettled by the Mennonites in 1815.

George Washington visited an Indian Village here during the 1753 mission that sparked the French & Indian War; as the first shot of the war was fired at him at a nearby site. The Harmony Museum interprets a remarkably rich history.

Hours are Tuesday-Sunday from 1 - 4 P.M. Closed on Holidays.


 
724/452-7341 | 218 Mercer Street Post Office Box 524 Harmony, PA 16063




Ladies Grand Army of the Republic

2016 commemorates the 150th anniversary of one of the first veteran support organizations, the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.).

Affiliated organizations, Allied Orders of the G.A.R., continue today. We are the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic. Additional information can be found our website at www.suvcw.org or by emailing dfryewal@comcast.net.



Headquarters: 419/625-2457 x1447 | Ohio Veterans Home, Military Museum, LGAR National Headquarters 3416 Columbus Avenue Sandusky, OH 44870
Beaver County Contact: 724/573-4420




The Larry Bruno Foundation Hall of Achievement

The Larry Bruno Foundation honors sports and civic achievements from Beaver Falls and the surrounding area. On display, from former coaches, athletes and family, are game artifacts, photographs and one-of-kind treasures that helped shape the rich sports tradition of our community. Joe Walton, Candy Young, Jim “Bucky” Mutscheller and Oscar Jackson are a few of the “Achievers” featured.

The museum is the only place to view the greatest sports book ever produced “The Super Bowl XL OPUS-MVP Edition” donated by Joe Namath. Information and photo’s available for research. Open on Saturdays from 10 A.M.-2 P.M. Handicap accessible.



724/728-7399 | Carnegie Library, 1301 7th Ave - Second Floor, Beaver Falls, PA 15010




Little Beaver Museum - Little Beaver Historical Society

Originally designed and constructed by Ira Mansfield, a state legislator and entrepreneur, as a two-story brick schoolhouse in 1883, it closed in 1957. 

This museum houses two floors of both local and Beaver County historical artifacts, including primitive tools, a piano on which John Phillip Sousa composed many marches, a church room, a school room, several Victorian era rooms, toys and doll houses, Prison and Trench art,  and many more items in this extensive collection. 

Hours are Sunday 1:30 - 4:30 P.M., June-September.

Tours by appointment throughout the year. Free admission.

 
724/843-4361 | 803 Plumb Street Darlington, PA 16115




Logstown Associates Historical Society

The Logstown Associates is a non-profit group with the purpose of preserving the legacy of  the Logstown historical site occupied in the mid 1700s which is located in Harmony Township and the local Native American culture. The organization was founded in 1987 by Father Edward Rosack.

Every October, the historical group co-sponsors a Native American Gathering in conjunction with the Community College of Beaver County. The Logstown Associates meet four times per year in order to present related historical programs to its membership.

Individual membership is $5 per year. Please contact the Vicary Mansion at 724-775-1848 or Alex J. Gladis at 724-843-7780 for future meeting dates.

 
724/843-7780




McCarl Industrial and Agricultural Museum of Beaver County - Little Beaver Historical Society

We offer displays that demonstrate the history and development of manufacturing in the County. Besides static displays, a number of machines are operating. A forgeand foundry demonstrates some of the basics of manufacturing. 

Hours are Sunday 1:30-4:30 P.M., June-September. Tours by appointment throughout the year. Free admission. 


 
724/843-4361 | 803 Plumb Street Darlington, PA 16115




McKinley Schoolhouse #3

Built in 1872, the Historical McKinley School is the last remaining one-room school house in Chippewa Township. Grades one to eight attended here 1873-1932.

Visitors will be able to see what a one-room school house would have looked like. Open by appointment. Donations appreciated.

 
724/843-8177 | 37th Street Extension & McKinley Road, Chippewa Township, Beaver Falls, PA  15010




Merrick Art Gallery

Housed in the Merrick is a wonderful collection of 19th century oils including representations from the Hudson River School. Free admission. Guided tours arranged in advance for $2 per person.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 10 A.M.-4:30 P.M.; Sunday 1-4 P.M.

Summer Hours:
Wednesday-Saturday 10 A.M.-4 P.M.; closed all holiday weekends and from December 24-January 15.

Call for schedule of events and hours. ADA accessible.

 
724/846-1130 | 1100 Fifth Avenue P. O. Box 312 New Brighton, PA  15066




Monaca Community Hall of Fame

Established in 1985, the Monaca Community Hall of Fame houses over 100 plaques of individuals who have been recognized for their contributions to the community or the country in areas of civic accomplishments, fraternal organizations, sports or professional areas.

Various memorabilia of Monaca are also on display including maps, books, yearbooks, pictures and trophies. Three scholarships are also awarded annually. An annual banquet is held in October at Monaca Turners to recognize and honor the inductees of each year. Visitors are welcome by appointment by calling 724/728-0248.


 
724/728-0248 | 1098 Pennsylvania Avenue Monaca, PA 15061




Ohio Valley Lines Model Railroad, Library & Museum

This DCC (Digital Command Control) 400 foot model operating railroad, depicts the late 50’s-60’s era from Ambridge/Pittsburgh local to Wheeling, West Virginia with full scenery, logging area, steel mill, coal and farming operations.

The newest addition is our N-Scale railroad. New additions are always on-going. Meetings held every Monday at 7:30 P.M.

 
724/266-4787 | 1225 Merchant Street Ambridge, PA 15003




Old Economy Village

This National Historic Landmark, built 1824 - 1830 is furnished with collections of the Harmony Society, German immigrants known for industrial prosperity in textiles, railroad investments and wine making.

The site offers 17 historic structures, gardens, original tools and furnishings, Visitor Center, orientation movie, exhibits and Museum Store. Please call or visit our website for information on days and hours of operation.

 
724/266-4500 ext. 101 | 270 Sixteenth Street Ambridge, PA 15003




Richmond Little Red School House - Brighton Township Historical Society 

Step back in time at the Richmond Little Red School House. This restored one-room school was built in 1844 and is a fine example of the rural one-room school era. Free Admission.

Open Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day 2-5 P.M. and by appointment.



 
724/774-8292 | 245 Park Road Beaver, PA  15009




Rochester Area Heritage Society

The Rochester Area Heritage Society is open to the public. Rochester’s rich history and heritage items  are on display and tours  are available. Membership is $5.00 a person annually. Donations of items are greatly appreciated and will be proudly displayed for all to view. Please call or email for additional information.



 
724/777-7697 | 350 Adams Street, 2nd Floor Rochester, PA 15074




Saint Nicholas Chapel - Greek Catholic Union of the USA

A replica of the wooden Greek Catholic Churches in the Carpathian Mountain region of Central Europe. This award-winning designed chapel, incorporates the architectural theme of the best of three old world churches, painstakingly researched from a collection of over 120 churches.

The chapel houses a museum on the lower level and is available for tours weekdays from 9 A.M. - 3 P.M.  Larger groups up to sixty are welcome with prior arrangement. 

Admission is free, bus parking available. Divine Liturgy celebrated Sunday at 10:30 A.M.


 
724/495-3400 | 5400-B Tuscarawas Road Beaver, PA 15009




South Side Historical Village

The village consists of a restored 1874 Mercer one-room school house, the Porter blacksmith shop, with demonstrations in metal arts, the Johnson 1800’s log cabin showing the rural home life, a large brick bread oven, a pedestrian covered bridge, a General store, the Glenn classic bank barn built in 1858 displays antique agriculture equipment and the Nelson doctor’s office built in the 1800’s.

Future projects are a pottery shop and sawmill. This site is geo-cache friendly. The operating village is open on the second Saturday in April- October, 11 A.M.-3 P.M. Tours by appointment. Free admission. Donations appreciated.

 
724/899-4165 or 724/573-9367 | 1198 State Route 168 Hookstown, PA 15050




The Vicary Mansion

The historic Vicary Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was constructed in 1826 by Philadelphia Sea Captain William Vicary. The mansion is home to the Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation, recognized as the official historical society of Beaver County.

Visitors may experience tours of the mansion by docents in historical clothing, educational programs and re-enactments. Our five annual events include a  county-wide History Weekend, Vicary Craft Day, Applebutter Fest, an Evening of Tales and Hauntings and Christmas at the Mansion.

The building is open to the public Monday-Friday, 10 A.M.-2 P.M., or by appointment. Closed on major holidays. Free Admission/donations accepted.

 
724/775-1848 | 1235 Third Avenue  Freedom, PA 15042