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Pumping Jack Museum

Pumping Jack Museum

The museum is located in the Crawford Center – one of several activities in the former Crawford Memorial School Building. Current displays include memorabilia from the early oil fields in western Pennsylvania and the Emlenton refinery. In addition, documents, and personal effects capture the local vitality of the community through its evolution. The displays provide insight into a typical American rural river community that had the pleasure of hosting some of the earliest formations of the oil industry, while yet maintaining an active farming community.

Four museum showcases in the hallway outside the museum hold changing exhibits. There also the Oil Region Alliance has established one of several Tourist Welcome Centers, which includes a comprehensive display of the Oil & Gas history of Venango County and particularly the southern part of the county and Emlenton. On occasion, historical talks and local films are presented at the Crawford Center.

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