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Somerset Historical Society, Somerset

Type of Venue: Museum,Other exhibition venue



Somerset Historical Society


Somerset Historical Society

Description

The Somerset Historical Center is a 150 acre rural history museum located 4 miles north of the town of Somerset, Pennsylvania. The Somerset Historical Center preserves the history of life in rural southwestern Pennsylvania from the times of the region's first farmers to the present day through exhibits, workshops and educational programs. The Historical Center serves as the headquarters of the Historical & Genealogical Society of Somerset County. Permanent orientation exhibits and videos can be seen in the Visitors Center, constructed in 1997. The Visitors Center is also home to the Historical Society’s Genealogical Research Library and additional changing exhibits.

Seasonally, you can visit the Historical Center's outdoor exhibits which include;

1. 1770s Farmstead featuring a recreated Settler's Cabin

2. 1830s Farmstead featuring a circa 1795 Farmhouse, Smoke House, Detached Kitchen, and Barn

3. 1859 Walter's Mills Covered Bridge

4. 1860s Maple Sugar Camp

5. 1890s Cider Press

6. Hoffman Exhibit Hall featuring trades of the region, including a recreated 1890s country store interior

7. Fluck Exhibit Hall featuring agricultural equipment displays

To learn more about how to visit, click the link Somerset Historical Society to the left. 



Programs Exhibitions, Classes