Volunteer Opportunities

This 'VOLUNTEER' badge indentifies each Host & Hostess during the Museum Visiting Hours!


A badge to be worn proudly, as you escort, announce, protect and befriend each and every Museum Visitor, as they learn and enjoy Clearfield County's preserved heritage!

Museum Hosts - are wanted...

for Sunday & Thursday afternoons,

from 1:15pm thru 4:30pm,

May 5th thru October 27th, 2024 !


During this open museum season, volunteer hosts become part of each and every Museum experience!

For visitors to appretiate the full experiance of 3 floors of Clearfield County relics & collectables displayed, guides, like as you, can help our visitors  understand and enjoy various  displays which demonstrate

Clearfield County's rich and interesting past!


'On The Job' training is simple, fast and entertaining...

you are qualified !

You can easily adapt your personal skills to the interest of our museum visitors, in understanding our layout and exhibits.


To express your interests in being a 'Museum Host or Hostess',

simply type your name(s), E-mail address & comment.

Then click on 'Send form' below.

We'll contact you with details...


or, simply phone
Becky Hummel, today at 814-765-3153


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The heart and soul of this museum is its volunteers. There are many opportunities available to all self- motivated folks who wish to participate in preserving Clearfield County's rich history.

If you are a 'self starter', we might need your skills!

Sign-up and Volunteer in the form above.

News: Historical Society Volunteers restore County Home Cemetery...

Clearfield County Historical Society with assistance from the Clearfield County Commissioners and other volunteers recently erected a new sign at the County Home Cemetery after spending years restoring it. Pictured from left are Vegetation Manager Jim Davis, Clearfield County Historical Society booard members Denny Shaffner, Bob Eshelman, Scott Kolesar and Chris Watson, volunteer Milk Miller, Clearfield County Commissioner John Sobel, and Clearfield County Historical Society board member Cathie Hughes.

One of the ongoing projects of the Clearfield County Historical Society board members and volunteers is documenting abandoned and forgotten burial grounds.

In 2010, the society investigated the location of the old County Home Cemetery in Lawrence Township located across the railroad tracks about 1,600 feet behind the former county home.

What the society found was an approximately one-acre piece of ground completely overgrown with brush and small trees with remnants of locust fence posts and barbed wire along one side. Although there are hundreds of graves, the society found only four tombstones.

The County Home opened in December 1895 and housed as many as 140 people in 1917, and 131 resided there in 1925. Burials started soon after opening, and the last burial was in 1951. According to one newspaper article published in 1901, there were 108 burials to-date.

And from a Clearfield Progress article in 1926, “All graves filled in and the entire 360 graves fixed up, and for the first time the name and date of death on each person buried therein appears on a tile and slate marker at the head of each grave.”

The society found no tile markers in the cemetery. However, piles of tiles were found at the edge of the area. The name and dates must have been painted on them as they contained no information. They were probably removed at some point to make it easier to mow. These tiles could have possibly come from neighboring Robinson Clay Works, c1915-1965.

CCHS, with support from the Clearfield County Commissioners, began a many-years project of restoring the cemetery.

Brush and trees were defoliated and cut. This was done with the assistance of board members, many community volunteers and Jim Davis of Vegetation Managers.

Although there is no public access to the site, the society was granted access for the project from the Clearfield Waste Water Treatment Plant.

After extensive research using decades of aerial maps, newspaper articles, courthouse records and researching books and files at the Alexander Research Center, the society has determined this small area contains almost 500 graves.

Only five of the graves are marked with tombstones.

Four of the stones were found during the initial investigation in 2010, and one was found in 2018 during the restoration.

While there are hundreds laid to rest here, the society has only 171 names of known persons.

A permanent sign has been installed, using posts from the County Home, with the name of the cemetery on one side and a list of the 171 people on the other.

...another volunteer project.
Volunteers 'right' fallen tombstone...

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The Kerr House Museum and Genealogy  Research Center

will open each

Sunday & Thursday weekly, for visitors starting

Sunday, May 5th, 2024 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM.

so, JOIN US THRU... 

Write us at...'Clearfield County Historical Society

   511 Van Valzah Ave.
   Clearfield, PA 16830'

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


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Clearfield County Historical Society MUSEUMS


 104 E. Pine St,

Clearfield, Pa  16830

(Corner Front & E Locust Sts.)



  511 Van Valzah Ave.

  Clearfield, PA  16830

      (official business address)


3. 'BLOODY KNOX' Cabin Museum:

6246 Curwensville - Tyrone Hwy.

Olanta, PA  16863

(Village of Kellytown)


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



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