Beaver Area Heritage Museum
Interior of the Beaver Area Heritage Museum (photo courtesy of the Beaver Area Heritage Museum/Nicholas Traub)
The former rail station that now houses the museum.
A re-created Civil War camp.
A local Beaver Area sports exhibit.
Backstory and Context
Exhibits at the museum follow a rough chronological pattern and feature exhibits about the people, objects and events that shaped Beaver and the surrounding communities. It was also visited by soon-to-be President George W. Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney during their "whistle stop" tour in 2000. The building also houses a gift shop in the original freight office.
The Beaver Area Heritage Foundation was founded in 1996 to create a historical museum and was successfully able to do so thanks to the $450,000 the foundation raised through fundraising and generous donations. These funds enabled the foundation to purchase and renovate the freight station and restore some of the station’s original fixtures, including he main floor’s oak floors and the exterior lighting fixtures.
"Beaver Area Heritage Museum." Beaver Area Heritage Foundation. Accessed November 17, 2016. http://www.beaverheritage.org/museum.htm