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!
Partial Listing of Warren County School District Planned Instruction Social Studies Grade 3
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. To reserve this trunk click here.
Early Industries: explore how agriculture, petroleum, tanning, and lumber contributed to the growth and prosperity of Warren County.
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.
A Lasting Legacy. 20-minute video by Barbara Crowley takes you through a brief history of Warren County and legacy of Thomas Struthers including the Struthers Library Theatre. Coordinating lesson plan by Cindy DeChano. Now available on DVD.
Safe Harbor: The Underground Railroad in Western Pennsylvania. Produced by Main Street Media. 56-minute DVD includes nearly 20-minutes on Warren County's involvement in the anti-slavery movement. A coordinating workbook from the Erie Times News Newspapers in Education is available for reference at the Warren County Historical Society. DVD Copies are available through the Warren Public Library, and several county schools.
George & Anna Struthers Wetmore 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.
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. To schedule a tour call Michelle Gray at (814)723-1795.
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
Contact the 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.
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210 Fourth Avenue, Warren, Pennsylvania 16365 Phone: (814)723-1795