Erie Gives! We thank The Erie Foundation, its sponsors, and our community for their generosity and support!

Drake Well Museum curator, Susan J. Beates, "covered the early connections between the early oil industry and Corry that enabled Corry to become a city so rapidly (it took Erie over 50 years to become a city). The July 25th Speaker Series event discussed the oil industry, which began near Titusville, causing the creation of Oil City and Corry. The talk shared some of the manuscripts and artifacts in the Drake Well Museum Collection which related to Corry and described some of the oilmen whose businesses helped Corry grow." We learned more about our early history and the importance of the oil industry in our region. Thank you, Susan, for a wonderful presentation and Q&A!

Monday, Aug. 22nd, at 7 p.m., there will be a talk on the history of the Corry Fire Department.

Please let us know if you recognize anyone in this picture, the building they are standing near, or the occasion. Thank you!

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The Cat's Meow Village collectables showcasing Corry's architectural treasures, past and present, are available for sale in the museum. We appreciate our generous benefactor, Nancy Turner, who donated the items. We are selling the buildings for $5 each and the smaller items for $3.oo each. Collectables include: Armory, City Park cannon, High School, Elks Club, Country Peddler, Mt. Laurel bush, Civil War statue, Water Company, First United Methodist Church, Corry Journal, City Building, Museum, Christian Science Reading Room, and the Day Lily Inn. Stop by the museum on Thursdays from 10am-1pm, Saturdays from 10am-1pm, or contact us to purchase these items. There are only a few of the High School and Armory items left for purchase.

Corry Cat's Meow Village pieces for sale.

We would like to thank the community for your continued support! Your generosity is much appreciated, especially in these trying times. We also thank the non-profits that have backed us and have been there when we needed them. Our newest newsletter is linked for your reading pleasure. CAHS July 2022 Newsletter (Previous newsletters linked below.)

We welcome new members and volunteers as we are making new plans for projects and events. Our Mission is to collect and preserve (or present to the Historical Museum Building) any article or articles pertaining to the history of the Corry Area, which encompasses the Corry Area School District. In addition, we would like to acknowledge the work of the volunteers who work on the archives and more on Thursdays and all of the Board members. Many volunteers and visitors give their time, talent, and donations to support the museum. We have a great organization and wonderful community! There is no admission fee to enter the museum. We always appreciate a donation, although none is expected. We rely on the generosity of the community and guests.

Volunteers are usually available on Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm, while they work on our archives. They provide wonderful opportunities and experiences for our visitors, so please be considerate if you stop in. If you would like to join our group of volunteers, please give us a call. We value your well-being and look forward to seeing you in the near future. We will be starting our 2022 membership drive soon; please consider joining as your support is important to us. A membership form needs to be filled out, signed, and returned. CAHS Membership Form If you have any questions, please call (814) 664-4749 and leave a message.


Thursday 10 am - 1 pm

Saturday 10:00 am - 1 pm

If you would like to setup an appointment for a different day or time, please call the museum at 814-664-4749.

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Corry Area Historical Society, Inc.

945 Mead Avenue

Corry, PA 16407


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