The museum changes changes its displays several times each year. They also publish a local history newsletter and offer a variety of educational programs for adults and school children. The museum offers a permanent display that traces the history of the area from the earliest Native inhabitants to the modern era. The museum's special exhibits change throughout the year, making use of the museum's collection of over 40,000 artifacts. Genealogists and historians can utilize the the museum's research center which offers a collection of 200,000 photographs and over half a million documents at the nearby Carnegie Library.