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An Illustrated History: Quarries of Curwensville, People and Legends by Ed Morgan

 

    From the time Curwensville emerged from the wilderness of Penn's Woods only a score and three years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, no period of local history has been
more romanticized than the days of its sandstone industry.

 

    The industry came and went with little fanfare, but its contributions have remained a favorite topic among townspeople. Visual attributes to the rime and its people exist, both here and afar, as do the quarry sites themselves. From within those sites beautiful edifices evolved.

    The quarries are not the Grand Canyon or some other superlative wonder. Certainly not. But their historical value to a small town's heritage is surely worthy of preservation. It is also time to elevate the
artisans of that day to a higher level of distinction in the pages of history.

    What sometimes is truly remarkable is often overlooked until viewed through the lens of time. During a distinguished past, the sandstone industry played a major role in the building revolution of the Northeast. It produced a prized quality of stone which in some circles was hailed as the best of the best.

 

    Fueled by the talent of gifted European immigrants, the quarries in the hills around Curwensville made significant and lasting contributions to the very substance of American architecture.

    The following pages represent a humble attempt to document that special time and the lives, sacrifices and hardships of the people who lived it.

    It is a story that would better have been told by the quarrymen themselves and the many craftsmen who traveled from city to city to build perpetual monuments we now embrace.

    They and much of their history are gone, but their memory and their legacy fondly remain in the hearts and minds of countless families who can trace their roots to those heydays.

    Their legacy also lives in stone edifices around Curwensville and nearby places, in the magnificence of institutions of higher learning, in homes, schools, churches and government buildings, and in a myriad
of highway and railroad bridges and tunnels in small towns and large cities across the land.

    So geometrically precise is the craftsmanship and so durable the building material that nothing short of a natural calamity, or a deliberate act of man, may ever cause their demise.

 

    To the memory of those hardy souls, their struggles, their loyalty and devotion to hard work, family, community and country, this book is dedicated

106 pages, Paperback Measures 10" x 8"

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An Illustrated History: Quarries of Curwensville, People and Legends by Ed Morgan

$36.80 tax & shipping included

 

    From the time Curwensville emerged from the wilderness of Penn's Woods only a score and three years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, no period of local history has been
more romanticized than the days of its sandstone industry.

 

    The industry came and went with little fanfare, but its contributions have remained a favorite topic among townspeople. Visual attributes to the rime and its people exist, both here and afar, as do the quarry sites themselves. From within those sites beautiful edifices evolved.

    The quarries are not the Grand Canyon or some other superlative wonder. Certainly not. But their historical value to a small town's heritage is surely worthy of preservation. It is also time to elevate the
artisans of that day to a higher level of distinction in the pages of history.

    What sometimes is truly remarkable is often overlooked until viewed through the lens of time. During a distinguished past, the sandstone industry played a major role in the building revolution of the Northeast. It produced a prized quality of stone which in some circles was hailed as the best of the best.

 

    Fueled by the talent of gifted European immigrants, the quarries in the hills around Curwensville made significant and lasting contributions to the very substance of American architecture.

    The following pages represent a humble attempt to document that special time and the lives, sacrifices and hardships of the people who lived it.

    It is a story that would better have been told by the quarrymen themselves and the many craftsmen who traveled from city to city to build perpetual monuments we now embrace.

    They and much of their history are gone, but their memory and their legacy fondly remain in the hearts and minds of countless families who can trace their roots to those heydays.

    Their legacy also lives in stone edifices around Curwensville and nearby places, in the magnificence of institutions of higher learning, in homes, schools, churches and government buildings, and in a myriad
of highway and railroad bridges and tunnels in small towns and large cities across the land.

    So geometrically precise is the craftsmanship and so durable the building material that nothing short of a natural calamity, or a deliberate act of man, may ever cause their demise.

 

    To the memory of those hardy souls, their struggles, their loyalty and devotion to hard work, family, community and country, this book is dedicated

106 pages, Paperback Measures 10" x 8"


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The 1895 Illustrated Overview of Clearfield

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The 1895 Illustrated Overview of Clearfield

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Clearfield County Flag

Two layers of heavy duty nylon, Printed on both sides. Flag measures    2' x 3'.

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Clearfield County Flag

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Two layers of heavy duty nylon, Printed on both sides. Flag measures    2' x 3'.


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Registration for Students at Law and Admission to the Bar 1866-1971

The following pages are reproductions of those in the early ledger, "Registration for Students at Law and Admission to the Bar," maintained until mid-1995 in the Clearfield County Courthouse's Prothonotary's Office and now housed at the Clearfield County Historical Society because of its obvious importance to the history of this county.

The first registration was made in the year 1866, and the last registration was |completed in 1971. It is assumed that this method of registering students at law was discontinued after the use of "Miscellaneous Dockets" became a normal procedure of making registrations of attorneys' credentials. It may also be noted that there
may have been times during our county's history when a prothonotary may not have maintained this early register or did not list attorneys who read under the sponsorship of lawyers outside this county's boundaries.

No court was held in Clearfield County until 1822. The first Clearfield County cases after the county's formation in 1804 were heard in Centre County. The first twelve judges hearing cases in this county starting in October 1822 and onward to November 1883 are not in this register. They were, in chronological order: Charles Huston, Thomas Bumside, George W. Woodward, Robert G. White, John C. Knox, James T. Hale, James Burnside, James Gamble, Samuel Linn, Joseph Benson McEnally (the first to be a resident of Clearfield County), Charles A. Mayer, and John Holden Orvis (the first to be elected rather than appointed). David Luther Krebs, who is in this register, followed Orvis to the bench, and this was the first term in which Clearfield County was a district unto itself rather than one of several counties.

The above information appears in Lewis Cass Aldrich's History of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. Aldrich also lists twenty-seven attorneys who practiced in Clearfield County by 1887 whose names do not appear in the register. They are: Lewis Smith, Joseph Martin, William Christie, James B. Marr, Daniel G. Fenton, Elmer S. Dundy, Lewis Krans, Isaac G. Gordon, and a Mr. Heath.

Also, Joseph S. Frantz, J. Biddle Gordon, Israel Test, William Miller McCullough, Robert Wallace, James Hepburn, James Peterkin, Frederick O'Leary Buck, and Robert J. Wallace.  Also, Samuel M. Green, Walter Barrett, Joseph W. Parker, Cyrus Gordon, John Lever Cuttle, Harry Frank Wallace, Oscar Mitchell, Truman Ames, and Allison 0. Smith.

Roland D. Swoope, Jr., of the Twentieth Century History of Clearfield County, published in 1911, brings the bench up to the latter date by adding Cyrus Gordon who followed David L. Krebs and Allison 0. Smith who succeeded Judge Gordon in 1894 and was still serving in 1911. Twenty-eight who were practicing law in 1887 were still practicing in Swoope's 1911 list. All more recent attorneys in Swoope's book are included in this register.

No complete history of Clearfield County has been published since 1911. This represents a time-span of eighty-four years. Bringing up to date those in this register who started practice after 1911, in addition to the other many unlisted attorneys, who have and are serving this county would be a worthy task, beneficial to preserving the history of the bench and bar.

It is appropriate to note that more details and biographical information about some of the attorneys in the "Register" and others listed in this "Introduction" are available in the books previously mentioned as well as the Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, published by J. H. Beers and Co. in 1898.

Our gratitude goes out to the Clearfield County officials who made it possible for the Clearfield County Historical Society to obtain this register and other vital items for use by the public.

                                        204 pages, Paperback  Measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

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Registration for Students at Law and Admission to the Bar 1866-1971

$15.60 tax & shipping included

The following pages are reproductions of those in the early ledger, "Registration for Students at Law and Admission to the Bar," maintained until mid-1995 in the Clearfield County Courthouse's Prothonotary's Office and now housed at the Clearfield County Historical Society because of its obvious importance to the history of this county.

The first registration was made in the year 1866, and the last registration was |completed in 1971. It is assumed that this method of registering students at law was discontinued after the use of "Miscellaneous Dockets" became a normal procedure of making registrations of attorneys' credentials. It may also be noted that there
may have been times during our county's history when a prothonotary may not have maintained this early register or did not list attorneys who read under the sponsorship of lawyers outside this county's boundaries.

No court was held in Clearfield County until 1822. The first Clearfield County cases after the county's formation in 1804 were heard in Centre County. The first twelve judges hearing cases in this county starting in October 1822 and onward to November 1883 are not in this register. They were, in chronological order: Charles Huston, Thomas Bumside, George W. Woodward, Robert G. White, John C. Knox, James T. Hale, James Burnside, James Gamble, Samuel Linn, Joseph Benson McEnally (the first to be a resident of Clearfield County), Charles A. Mayer, and John Holden Orvis (the first to be elected rather than appointed). David Luther Krebs, who is in this register, followed Orvis to the bench, and this was the first term in which Clearfield County was a district unto itself rather than one of several counties.

The above information appears in Lewis Cass Aldrich's History of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. Aldrich also lists twenty-seven attorneys who practiced in Clearfield County by 1887 whose names do not appear in the register. They are: Lewis Smith, Joseph Martin, William Christie, James B. Marr, Daniel G. Fenton, Elmer S. Dundy, Lewis Krans, Isaac G. Gordon, and a Mr. Heath.

Also, Joseph S. Frantz, J. Biddle Gordon, Israel Test, William Miller McCullough, Robert Wallace, James Hepburn, James Peterkin, Frederick O'Leary Buck, and Robert J. Wallace.  Also, Samuel M. Green, Walter Barrett, Joseph W. Parker, Cyrus Gordon, John Lever Cuttle, Harry Frank Wallace, Oscar Mitchell, Truman Ames, and Allison 0. Smith.

Roland D. Swoope, Jr., of the Twentieth Century History of Clearfield County, published in 1911, brings the bench up to the latter date by adding Cyrus Gordon who followed David L. Krebs and Allison 0. Smith who succeeded Judge Gordon in 1894 and was still serving in 1911. Twenty-eight who were practicing law in 1887 were still practicing in Swoope's 1911 list. All more recent attorneys in Swoope's book are included in this register.

No complete history of Clearfield County has been published since 1911. This represents a time-span of eighty-four years. Bringing up to date those in this register who started practice after 1911, in addition to the other many unlisted attorneys, who have and are serving this county would be a worthy task, beneficial to preserving the history of the bench and bar.

It is appropriate to note that more details and biographical information about some of the attorneys in the "Register" and others listed in this "Introduction" are available in the books previously mentioned as well as the Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, published by J. H. Beers and Co. in 1898.

Our gratitude goes out to the Clearfield County officials who made it possible for the Clearfield County Historical Society to obtain this register and other vital items for use by the public.

                                        204 pages, Paperback  Measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"


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'A View From .....', Volume 1

"A View From..." is a weekly feature of The Progress. It highlights area communities so readers can learn more about their neighbors in Progressland.

 

Regular readers of The Progress will recognize the preceding sentences; they have greeted readers of the "A View From..." column each Saturday for the past two years.

The column became a regular feature of The Progress on Aug. 29, 1992. A history of New Washington Borough kicked off the series, and now more than two years later over 100 area communities have been highlighted in this weekly column.

The column started as a means of educating readers about the many diverse communities that make up what we at The Progress like to call "Progressland." But as the series continued, it became clear that the stories were fulfilling another purpose:

 

preserving the rich history of our region. In many cases, reporters had the chance to interview life-long residents of small communities, whose oral history would have been lost had it not been recorded in this series.

 

This book contains al! of the "A View From..." columns from Aug. 29, 1992 through Aug. 20, 1994. The individual stories appear in the order in which they were published. An alphabetized index appears in the back of the book for easy reference.

Readers often ask how long the series will run. There are many communities yet to be written about, so The Progress anticipates publishing the stories for several years to come. As the years pass, it is our hope that future columns also will be compiled into books.
 

A final note of thanks to all who have helped make "A View From..." a success. Thanks to all who have supplied interviews, information and personal photos, and also thanks to The Progress reporters and staff members, who have devoted many long hours to this important pursuit.

                                                     144 pages, Paperback, Measures 8 1/2" x 11"

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'A View From .....', Volume 1

$11.36 tax & shipping included

"A View From..." is a weekly feature of The Progress. It highlights area communities so readers can learn more about their neighbors in Progressland.

 

Regular readers of The Progress will recognize the preceding sentences; they have greeted readers of the "A View From..." column each Saturday for the past two years.

The column became a regular feature of The Progress on Aug. 29, 1992. A history of New Washington Borough kicked off the series, and now more than two years later over 100 area communities have been highlighted in this weekly column.

The column started as a means of educating readers about the many diverse communities that make up what we at The Progress like to call "Progressland." But as the series continued, it became clear that the stories were fulfilling another purpose:

 

preserving the rich history of our region. In many cases, reporters had the chance to interview life-long residents of small communities, whose oral history would have been lost had it not been recorded in this series.

 

This book contains al! of the "A View From..." columns from Aug. 29, 1992 through Aug. 20, 1994. The individual stories appear in the order in which they were published. An alphabetized index appears in the back of the book for easy reference.

Readers often ask how long the series will run. There are many communities yet to be written about, so The Progress anticipates publishing the stories for several years to come. As the years pass, it is our hope that future columns also will be compiled into books.
 

A final note of thanks to all who have helped make "A View From..." a success. Thanks to all who have supplied interviews, information and personal photos, and also thanks to The Progress reporters and staff members, who have devoted many long hours to this important pursuit.

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A View From ... Volume 2, The Progress

The Progress presents a collection of articles that made up its popular weekly series, "A View From..."Weekly,from Aug. 29, 1992, through Dec. 27, 1997, highlighting an area community or site so that readers could leam more about their neighbors in Progressland.

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Postcard History Series - Clearfield

By Julie Rae Rickard,  128 pages 200 photos.

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Postcard History Series - Clearfield

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By Julie Rae Rickard,  128 pages 200 photos.


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Indians of Clearfield County

....from 10,000 BC to 1800 AD.

 

By Harry A. Matlack,   252 pages.

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Indians of Clearfield County

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....from 10,000 BC to 1800 AD.

 

By Harry A. Matlack,   252 pages.


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Mystery of the Fort Field The Bell Site Dig

Mystery of the Fort Field The Bell Site Dig

By Harry A Matlack, 53 pages.

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Mystery of the Fort Field The Bell Site Dig

By Harry A Matlack, 53 pages.


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Pottery of the Bell Site

Pottery of the Bell Site

By Harry A Matlack, 43 pages.

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Pottery of the Bell Site

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Pottery of the Bell Site

By Harry A Matlack, 43 pages.


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Deserter Country, Civil War Opposition

IN THE PENNSYLVANIA APPALACHIANS, by Robert M. Sandow

During the Civil War, there were throughout the Union explosions to the war, from the deadly Draft Riots in New York City to other, less well-known outbreaks. This author explores one of these least-known "inner civil wars," the widespread, sometimes violent opposition in the lumbering country of Pennsylvania.

 

a hard bound, 6" x 9", 229 page publication with index.

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Deserter Country, Civil War Opposition

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IN THE PENNSYLVANIA APPALACHIANS, by Robert M. Sandow

During the Civil War, there were throughout the Union explosions to the war, from the deadly Draft Riots in New York City to other, less well-known outbreaks. This author explores one of these least-known "inner civil wars," the widespread, sometimes violent opposition in the lumbering country of Pennsylvania.

 

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Hunting Camps of the Allegheny Plateau, Clearfield County, PA

By Richard T. Hughes

PREFACE:

.....here is a rich history of recreational hunting camps dating back to 1890.

Over 300 camps are located on State Forrest lands acreoo the northern plateau of the county ....

Many others are located on private lands in the area mentioned.

Containing interesting maps, photos and illustrations with pertenate dialogue.

This 8" x 11" soft coverd booklet is the 'Third Edition', 2013.

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Hunting Camps of the Allegheny Plateau, Clearfield County, PA

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By Richard T. Hughes

PREFACE:

.....here is a rich history of recreational hunting camps dating back to 1890.

Over 300 camps are located on State Forrest lands acreoo the northern plateau of the county ....

Many others are located on private lands in the area mentioned.

Containing interesting maps, photos and illustrations with pertenate dialogue.

This 8" x 11" soft coverd booklet is the 'Third Edition', 2013.


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Herder Spring Lodge Hunting Club at the Summit..

By Richard T. Hughes
A history of hunting camps back to 1890.
Over 300 camps on State Forrest lands in the northern plateau of the county. Some located on private lands in the area .
Maps, photos, illustrations with pertenate dialogue.
An 8" x 11" soft cover, 3rd Edition', 2013.

Cost - $13.00

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200 Years in Clearfield County, First Settlement

By Betty(Ricketts) Welker - Clearfield County was taken from parts of Huntington and Lycoming counties. Clearfield's name was said to have been bestowed by Rev. John Ettwein, a noted Missionary.
Hardback 8" x11", 180 page publication of B&W photos, maps and stories.

Cost - $33.00

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Mahaffey, Clearfield County PA - 100 Years of Heritage, 1889-1989

A centennial publication detailing Mahaffey's rich heritage, current standing and optomistic future.
Spiral bound, 8"x 11", 158 page edition, contains many keepsake photos of industries, homes, churches, cemeteries, businesses and citizens.


Cost - $20.00

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Elk County Rifles, Soldier Profiles and the Bucktail Spirit

A Civil War tribute to the Elk County 'Rifles', Company G of the Pennsylvania Bucktails.

By Robert Winslow Nay - A collection of people, facts and experiences of this distinguished, proud fighting unit.

Cost - $19.00

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Civil War, A Soldier Boy's Diary - Pvt. Adam S. Johnston

Johnston interesting describes his life as a Union Soldier beginning 1861 through 1864. He tells of being wounded, captured and life in Confederate prisons.

This 6" x 9" soft cover includes photos, illustrations and cover art by Lynda Pontzer of St. Marys, Pa.

Cost $15.00

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A History of Italian Immigration into East End, Clearfield, PA

by Richard T. Hughes -95 illustrated pages describing the immigrant social and economic development of the 'East End' section of Clearfield, PA. Recognitions given to 188 family names starting with 'Accordino', ending with 'Zaccone', dates of immigration and occupations.

Cost $11.00

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Purchase this 'HARD COVER' publication online right now...

Book Size: 8.5" x 11" , 170 printed pages

John Bard's history of the Old Bucktails (hard cover)

Bard’s scrapbook, “The Story of the Old Bucktails,” was published in the Curwensville Herald newspaper in the 1880’s. Unavailable to the public since then, it is a compelling read.Bard’s Scrapbook takes the reader back to a time when the veterans of the American Civil War . .

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Purchase this 'SOFT COVER' publication online right now...

Book Size: 8.5" x 11" , 170 printed pages

John Bard's history of the Old Bucktails (soft cover)

Bard’s scrapbook, “The Story of the Old Bucktails,” was published in the Curwensville Herald newspaper in the 1880’s. Unavailable to the public since then, it is a compelling read.Bard’s Scrapbook takes the reader back to a time when the veterans of the American Civil War . .

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THE HILLS OF HOME - By Jennie Smith Dixon

Jennie Smith Dixon writes a wonderful story about early times in Sabula in Sandy Township & neighboring Huston and Union townships.
Cradled in a long sweeping curve of the Eastern Divide lies the beautiful
countryside which is known as Sabula...



Cost $50.00

A 7"x10" hard cover - 160 page edition.....

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A BLOOM BY ANY NAME - by Leroy W. Bloom

Preface:
I BEGAN THINKING OF writing a book about our Bloom family history
in 2009. Over the years I had spoken with various relatives about our ances-
Iors, who they were, and where they came from. Almost every generation
had different information ....

Cost $22.00

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This concludes the current list of available publications.

Take me back to the beginning...

CONTACT INFORMATION...

Clearfield County Historical Society

   511 Van Valzah Ave.
   Clearfield, PA 16830


Phone: 814-765-6125 for a brief recording... then leave your message after the beep.

VISITOR INFORMATION...

    Our Clearfield  'Kerr' Museum and Alexander Research Center is open each Sunday and Thursday from  1:30 to 4:30pm weekly.

  ....hope to see you soon !

We'll continue Museum Hours every Sunday and Thursday through the last Sunday in October 2017.

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It's a great way to spend a delightful afternoon!

COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUMS

1. 'KERR HOUSE' MUSEUM :

 104 E. Pine St,

  Clearfield, PA 16830

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2. 'WILLIAM B. ALEXANDER V' RESEARCH CENTER:

  511 Van Valzah Ave.

  Clearfield, PA  16830

        (official business address)

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3. 'Bloody Knox' Cabin MUSEUM

Route #453,

Village of Kellytown

(Madera, PA 16661)

    Courtesy guided group tours of our 'Kerr House' Museum can be arrainged year round by calling 814-378-5748.

Appointments for research at the Alexander Center can be arranged by calling 814-765-6125 and letting a request on the answering service.

Make requests well in advance as there are no regular hours from Nov. thru April.

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