1523 Old Brodhead Rd
Monaca, PA 15061
Phone: (724) 728-9480
Fax: (724) 728-9481
Arts & Museums
This "Best Local History Museum Award" winning institution is perched firmly at the renovated site of a 90-year-old freight station. The exhibits, paintings, artifacts and photographs displayed here reflect the shaping of the local community. A 40-foot high mural wall is covered with breath-taking works. An annual rotating exhibit puts the spotlight on each of its treasures, thus educating visitors of its significance. Memorial Day, Garrison Day and the Fourth of July witness special celebrations, parades and sales organized by the museum. A walking tour is also conducted, which covers a few major historic buildings in the area. Famous local personalities also get sections devoted to them, with memorabilia specific to their work and lives. Though admission is free, donations are welcome. Check the website for details.
The Merrick's permanent collections and special exhibits give visitors and citizens of Beaver County a look at a spectacular collection of 18th and 19th century French, German, English, and American paintings. Other collections include Contemporary art, a 19th century library, rock and mineral collection, and a zoological collection. Many classes and workshops are offered here.
The Zelienople region of the Butler County is endowed with one of the prime historical structures in the form of the Passavant House. The house stands on a land area of less than one acre. Its construction dates back to the year 1809. The two and a half story building is predominantly a house built by utilzing brick elements. Presently, the house serves adequately as a museum, library as well as the headquarters for the Zelienople Historical Society. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Ellwood City Area Historical Society Museum includes the Society's collection of Northwood Glass, a Railway Express wagon, and a bench from the B & O Railroad waiting room. The museum is open during the week from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Open for tours Tuesday through Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Harmony Museum features a collection of Harmonist furniture; churns, butter molds, crockery and a cast iron cook stove in the Kitchen, the Wine Cellar, a Mennonite-era collection, percussion long rifles in the classical Pennsylvania style circa 1850-1890, the Wagner-Bentel House, Harmonist Cemetery, and more.
Three-story Victorian home museum operated by the Wellsville Historical Society. Open May through September with tours by appointment only.
The mansion built in the Italianate Style by pottery magnate C.C. Thompson in 1876 and preserved in turn of the century grandeur is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.
Displays photos of 100 fires from city's history, antique firefighting equipment, and Gamewell's alarm system.
Houses a fine collection of utilitarian and art ware produced by the more than 200 area potteries which have operated in the East Liverpool area since 1839, including the world's largest collection of Lotusware.
Hall of Fame honorees, Holtz memorabilia, unique exhibits. An inspiration and learning center for outstanding contributions in commerce, medicine, politics, sports, entertainment and community enrichment.
Through a variety of non-traditional educational techniques, first person presentations, storytelling and entertainment, the Living History Center at Providence Plantation strives to be "the area
Get a glimpse of 19th century Pennsylvania. This oddball of a museum consist of five acres of land in the Hampton Township, on which are constructed an old pilgrim log cabin, a single room schoolhouse from the 1800s, and a pioneer-day blacksmith shop. A wagon house, complete with tools and a Conestoga wagon itself, is also open to exploration. Wander through the on-site herb-and-dye garden or walk into the adjoining building to participate in one of the various programmes organized there. While at it, you can glean nuggets of information from a costumed guide, as you tour this site which seems to be stuck in history.