Historical Society Headquarters
We offer resources for educators and classrooms on a variety of
topics in Warren County's history to help you
reach your goals in Warren
County School District's Planned Instruction.
We preserve the past
to help you prepare your students for the future!
Women in Warren County History
Notable Men in Warren County
Warren County Oil Heritage
African Americans in Warren County History
Judges: the history of the 37th Judicial District
History Trunks - Excellent Educational Tools
Each trunk contains historical images, hands-on projects,
photographs, project suggestions and reproducible activities and guides.
Trunks should be reserved early, and are due back after two weeks.
People & Places: lead students on a visit to each
community through photographic i8mages and historical sketches of people
important to Warren County and its development.
Early Industries: explore how agriculture, petroleum,
tanning, and lumber contributed to the growth and prosperity of Warren
Transportation: wear an airplane pilot's helmet with
plug-in earphones or a duster worn in a Model-T automobile and view an
overhead transparency program showing the transitions in area history.
Immigration: using ethnic objects, craft ideas, and
background information, imagine how newcomers to this country and our
county found a better life.
Seneca Nation of Indians: Iroquois traditions and the
lifestyles of the Cornplanter Seneca are presented through books,
activities, and authentic objects.
Lumber Heritage: 1800's and early 1900's lumber and
logging. Also includes information on logging camps, sawmills, lumber
rafting, tanning leather, railroads, Allegheny National Forest, and
Civilian Conservation Corps.
Struthers--Wetmore--Schimmelfeng House: The headquarters of
the Warren County Historical Society, built in the 1870's by Thomas
Struthers as a wedding gift for his daughter. Historical Society tour guides
will lead students through skits to demonstrate how researching history
is much like detective work. the second floor of the home displays
an 1850store and a Victorian ladies drawing room. To schedule a tour call
Michelle Gray at (814)723-1795.
Seldom Seen Tour: This is a complete tour of the house located at 210 Fourth Avenue, Warren. You will get to visit the nursery, the servants's quarters, the many locations of archives, image collection's archives and explore the basement.
Warren Historic District: The tour begins at the Warren
County Historical Society, 210 Fourth Avenue, and ends with the historic
Warren County Courthouse. Eighty-five percent of the structures
located within the historic district are considered contributing.
Wilder Museum: located on Erie Avenue in Irvine,
Pennsylvania. The museum offers exhibits focusing on the Seneca
Nation, the Victorian Era, local history, local industry, military
actions and much more.
To schedule a tour call
Michelle Gray at (814)723-1795. Wilder Museum page
Warren County Historical Society with the topic of interest and area of
study and we'll work together to come up with a visitation program.