CLEARFIELD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
CLEARFIELD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Clearfield County Historical Society

VISITOR INFORMATION

Our Kerr House Museum,

and

The Genealogy Research Center,

are open each

Sunday & Thursday from 1:30 to 4:30 PM.

Open to the Public -  'free of charge' !

....'til you have time to visit,

take a 'virtual tour' of these, interests,

 photos, audio recordings and 'Books for Sale' !

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For sights & sounds regarding

Clearfield County scroll down to 'Photo Gallery' or

....click these 

1. Clearfield County Historic Post Cards

2. Virtual Tours thru Photo Parade

3. County Book Publications, for sale

4. Woman's Suffrage - 100 years ago

5. Local Artist Works, for sale

6. Radio Tributes of Clearfield County

 

 

...even take a virtual drive-by tour of

the  'KERR HOUSE' DRIVE-BY ! 

and the 'Bloody Knox' Cabin DRIVE-BY !

 

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 Clearfield County EXHIBITS, Photo Gallerys - 2022

  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Military
  • Politics
  • Sports
  • Household
  • Carrage House Contents
  • Genealogy Research Center ....

These exhibits, and many more, are on desplay in the Kerr House Museum, our Genealogy Research Center and Carriage House, all featuring a variety of interesting antiquities of Clearfield County !

 

Take this VIRTUAL TOUR below, in preperation for your real visit...

 Kerr 'MANSION' House Museum guide:

  1. Porch, a comfortable wrap-around porch, available to sit & view Susquehanna River, year round! 
  2. Entrance Hallway, A gracious entry vestibule awaits your visit!
  3. Parlor, Room #1 This one-time parlor, contains County artifacts, paintings, indigenous arrows & pottery, local inventions.
  4. Library, Room #2 Featuring County industries including Kurtz Bros., Clearfield Furs and local brick making industries.
  5. Kitchen, #4 Coal fired cook-stove with familiar utensils. Collection of photos for hotels from around the County.
  6. Dining Room, #5 Table set similar to Kerr family of c1900. Shelving used by servants, some local glass & stained windows.
  7. 2nd Parlor, Room #6 Displaying working pump organ, ceiling oil lamp, executive desk, maps & land warrants, family jewelry.
  8. Children's Room, #7 Period clothing, toys, dolls, carriages.….even the Santa Clause from Leitzinger Dept. Store.
  9. Master Bedroom, #8 Period furniture, dressing area, spinning wheel. Textile closet, quilts, coverlets made by County residents.
  10. Mourning Room, A Victorian era display of death and funeral relics and practices.
  11. Medical Room, #9 Photos of local physicians, nurses, surgeons. Display of medical & technical instruments.
  12. Sports/Music/Political Room, #10 Mix of sports, music & political memorabilia relative to some of our County's involved characters.
  13. Military Room, #11 A military history prize collection for enthusiasts. Filled with uniforms, weapons, articles of involved conflicts.
  14. Hunting Room, #12 An outdoor display including immense 19 point elk antlers, photos of camps and selected tales of characters.
  15. Staircase & Landing Displaying working pump organ, ceiling oil lamp, executive desk, maps & land warrants, family jewelry.
  16. Upstairs Hallway Displaying ornate crafted hand rails, steps and risers. Lined with period photos of County history. 
  17. Basement,  #13 Memorabilia of early coal & Lumber industry. Tools, implements, photos, even a 'mock coal mine entrance'!
  18. Carriage House, #14 Displays dedicated to fire fighters. 1900 horse drawn steam pumper, hose cart. Plus a horse drawn hearse! Sharing this area are telephone, radio, airmail and misc. gadgets utilized / manufactured in the County.

 

MEDICINE...keeping us safe from ills & pain over the years.                                                                                                    click images for enlargements, slide show and captions

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MUSIC...the delight of entertainment.                        

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MILITARY....many artifacts which helped our service people protect our country.                             click images for enlargements, slide show and captions

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CARRIAGE HOUSE EXHIBITS....some grand items long forgotten.                                            click images for enlargements, slideshow and captions

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GENEALOGY RESEARCH CENTER...find out about your ancestors.

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ROOMS, CURIOS & DOMESTIC EXHIBTS 

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BASEMENT...featuring a mock coal mine entrance, tools, lamps, etc.

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....all these, along with many more

Clearfield County artifacts, await your visit !

The Kerr House Museum and Genealogy  Research Center are open for visitors 

each

Sunday & Thursday

1:30 to 4:30 PM

CONNECT THRU.....

AND

Write us at...Clearfield County Historical Society

   511 Van Valzah Ave.
   Clearfield, PA 16830

Phone: 814-768-7318 for a brief recording... 

or

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Contact Method

COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUMS

1. 'KERR HOUSE' MUSEUM

 104 E. Pine St,

Clearfield, Pa  16830

(Corner Front & E Locust Sts.)

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

  511 Van Valzah Ave.

  Clearfield, PA  16830

      (official business address)

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3. 'BLOODY KNOX' Cabin Museum:

6246 Curwensville - Tyrone Hwy.

Olanta, PA  16863

(Village of Kellytown)

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Courtesy guided group tours of our 'Kerr House' Museum can be arranged year round by calling

814-765-6125.

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