history

Coal Oil Johnny Public Open House

Guided tours will be given of this ca. 1850 house constructed prior to the region’s oil boom. Learn about the history of its occupants, including the region’s “prodigal son” John Washington “Coal Oil Johnny” Steele. Re-enactors will portray historic characters and select books will be … READ MORE

Lantern Tours

On Saturday, October 12, Drake Well Museum and Park and the Friends of Drake Well, Inc. will host the museum’s biennial Pithole Lantern Tours. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. at Historic Pithole City located at 14118 Pithole Road just off Route 227 near Plumer, PA. … READ MORE

Lantern Tours

On Saturday, October 12, Drake Well Museum and Park and the Friends of Drake Well, Inc. will host the museum’s biennial Pithole Lantern Tours. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. at Historic Pithole City located at 14118 Pithole Road just off Route 227 near Plumer, PA. … READ MORE

Tarbell House Summer Tea Series: Women Artists of the Oil Region

Join Oil Region Alliance (ORA) and the Oil Region Coalition of Artists (ORCA) this summer at the Tarbell House for a three-course tea featuring presentations of artwork by local women artists. There are four dates available: June 15 is Julia McCray of Tionesta and her … READ MORE

Drake Day: Let’s Rock!

Join us as we celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Drake Well and the birth of the modern petroleum industry. The theme for this year’s Drake Day event is the origins of oil. Visitors will spend the afternoon discovering dinosaurs with the Carnegie Museum of … READ MORE

Coal Oil Johnny Public Open House

Guided tours will be given of this ca. 1850 house constructed prior to the region’s oil boom. Learn about the history of its occupants, including the region’s “prodigal son” John Washington “Coal Oil Johnny” Steele. The open house will also feature readings from “Oil Tales … READ MORE

Tarbell House Summer Tea Series: Women Artists of the Oil Region

Join Oil Region Alliance (ORA) and the Oil Region Coalition of Artists (ORCA) this summer at the Tarbell House for a three-course tea featuring presentations of artwork by local women artists. There are four dates available: June 15 is Julia McCray of Tionesta and her … READ MORE

Tarbell House Summer Tea Series: Women Artists of the Oil Region

Join Oil Region Alliance (ORA) and the Oil Region Coalition of Artists (ORCA) this summer at the Tarbell House for a three-course tea featuring presentations of artwork by local women artists. There are four dates available: June 15 is Julia McCray of Tionesta and her … READ MORE

Tarbell House Summer Tea Series: Women Artists of the Oil Region

Join Oil Region Alliance (ORA) and the Oil Region Coalition of Artists (ORCA) this summer at the Tarbell House for a three-course tea featuring presentations of artwork by local women artists. There are four dates available: June 15 is Julia McCray of Tionesta and her … READ MORE

2019 Oil Heritage Region Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony

Celebrate the winners of the 2019 Oil Heritage Region Historic Preservation Awards: The Derrick / The News-Herald for its “Out of the Archives” series, Missy’s Arcade Restaurant reconstruction in Titusville, Keystone Community Education Council’s Oil City office enhancement project, adaptive reuse and stewardship of the … READ MORE