869 Diamond Park, Meadville, PA 16335

(814) 724-6080

About

OUR MISSION

According to our by-laws, the purpose of the Society is to preserve and interpret the history of Crawford County for future generations. The means to accomplish this goal shall include but not be limited to:

  1. Collecting and preserving materials deemed historically relevant, most particularly materials which relate to the history of Crawford County
  2. Making accessible and disseminating to the public its historical resources by such methods as become feasible
  3. Owning, restoring and preserving real property
  4. Promoting the county’s heritage through such means as outreach programs and in cooperation with other like-minded entities.

…in other words

It is our goal to keep history alive for future generations! We promote national and local history with strong emphasis on preservation of real estate and artifacts as well as archival material. Founded in 1880, the Society archive contains one of the oldest and most comprehensive repositories for genealogical resources in northwestern Pennsylvania, an extensive library of regional and state history and local authors, a large manuscript and photo collection and a massive collection of records of the Erie Railroad as well as Talon Zipper Company. We’d love to have you stop in and see the amazing things we have…we’ll see you soon!

Central School - Meadville
Central School – Meadville

Our Board of Directors

President

Pam Higham – Allegheny College

Vice President

Ron Mattocks – Bull Moose Progressive Marketing

Second Vice President

Dan Higham – US Bronze Foundry

Secretary

Deborah Corll – City of Meadville

Treasurer

Kim Loreno – Venango Valley Inn and Golf Course

Board

David Astry – Bush Investment Group

Robert Boswell – Retired Educator

MJ Cares – Retired Educator

Bobbi Jo DeCrapio – Retired, NuTec/Tessy Automation

Ishita Sinha Roy – Allegheny College

Jeff Youngs, Esq – Pepicelli Youngs and Youngs

Our Staff

Leadership

Josh Sherretts – Executive Director

Administrative

Donna Cessna – Office Manager

Kristine Finck – Administrative Assistant

Museum

Nelson Martins Holo – Docent

Archive

Kim Miller – Director of Archival Services

Sarah Wolford – Archival Research Assistant

Kristine Finck – Archival Research Assistant

The Crawford County Courthouse on the Diamond
The Crawford County Courthouse on the Diamond

Thank You

To The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission for their support as well as to our many corporate sponsors and members!

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