869 Diamond Park, Meadville, PA 16335

(814) 724-6080



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


Joshua Sherretts – Bull Moose Progressive Marketing

Vice President

Ron Mattocks – Bull Moose Progressive Marketing

Second Vice President

Judith Stoll – Campbell Studios, Inc.


Kim Loreno – Venango Valley Inn and Golf Course


Greg Curtis – HBK CPAs and Consultants


David Astry – Bush Investment Group

Robert Boswell – Retired

Deborah Corll – City of Meadville

Pat Emig – Emig’s Bicycle Shop

Pam Higham – Allegheny College

Ishita Sinha Roy – Allegheny College

Jeff Youngs, Esq – Pepicelli Youngs and Youngs

Beth Zewe – Edinboro University

Our Staff


Donna Cesna – Office Manager


Josh Sherretts – Director of Museums

James Mullen – Assistant Director of Museums

Richard Herr – Docent


Kim Sherretts – Director of Archival Services

Sarah Wolford – Archival Research Assistant

Mary Spicer – 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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