oil heritage

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

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

Oil Heritage Festival

2019 marks the 41st anniversary of the Annual Oil Heritage Festival, proudly hosted by the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce. The festival honors the area’s rich heritage that resulted from the discovery of petroleum and the “oil boom” that occurred along Oil Creek in the … 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

Appreciating Our Heritage While Still Moving Forward

A couple weeks ago, the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce held the 39th Annual Oil Heritage Festival in downtown Oil City, with entertainment, food, a parade, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and more. This was my fifth Oil Heritage Festival since working at the Chamber, … READ MORE