Thursday 10 am - 1 pm
If you would like to set up an appointment for a different day or time, please call the museum at 814-664-4749.
We will officially open again on weekends after Memorial Day.
We are not open on Thanksgiving Day or Thursdays before +/or after major holidays.
If the Corry Area School District is closed due to weather, we are also closed.
Memorial Day through Labor Day: Saturday 9:30am-1pm, and Thursday 10:00am-1:00pm most of the year. Call for an appointment for additional days and times.
The local Cub Scout group and a group from Corry Area Historical Society recently visited and toured the museum. They asked many questions about the artifacts and archives.
Our latest newsletter is available for viewing and downloading. https://bit.ly/CAHSnewsletterFEB23
See other newsletters below.
Corry Area Historical Society (CAHS) recently received $2,550 from the generous ECGRA (Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority) through a collaborative Erie Yesterday grant application to repair siding on the museum facility. In 1991, an addition was constructed connecting the pole barn to the central museum building. The T1-11 wood siding on the addition had deteriorated and was partially rotted. CAHS contracted to cover 85 feet or more of existing T1-11 siding with 8-foot high red metal siding matching another section of the museum exterior that was covered previously. #ECGRAWorks
A grant for $2,000 from the Corry Community Foundation was generously provided for use as matching funds.
Our next project will involve improving the entrance way to the museum near the parking lot and continuing to enhance the facade.
Erie Gives! We thank the Corry Community Foundation, the Erie Community Foundation, ECGRA, sponsors, and our entire community for your generosity and support!
Great for Gifts!
Large pieces $5
Small pieces $3
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 each. A full set costs $50 plus shipping if necessary. Collectables include: Armory, City Park cannon, 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 or contact us to purchase these items.
There was a informative and successful Veil Hospital descendent reunion on Saturday Oct. 1st at the Corry Area Historical Museum. Karen Amos presented a history of the Veil Hospital and a dedication of a monument at the cemetery. It has been 101 years since the Veil Hospital came to Corry in the building on the corner of East Main Street and William St.
The Oregon Indian Medicine Company: Near the shores of Presque Isle Bay of Lake Erie, in the wee town of Corry, the Oregon Indian Medicine Company thrived. From pills and powders, elixirs and oils, these medicines brought about “miracles”. In this introductory discussion we discussed the history of the Company, gathered questions, shared information, explored therapeutic claims, and more. The presentation on August 31st by Leslie M. Alexander, PhD, RH (AHG) Clinical Herbalist & Educator and follow-up discussion was well received.
On Monday, Aug. 22nd, at 7 p.m., there was a Speaker Series event on the history of the Corry Fire Department. Many came to learn more about our proud and courageous history from Fire Chief, Jerred Hodak.
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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! Image: https://www.si.edu/object/4c-petroleum-industry-single:npm_1980.2493.5283
We would like to thank the community for your continued support! Your generosity is much appreciated. 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 Oct '22 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 most 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 have started our 2023 membership drive; 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.
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Corry Area Historical Society, Inc.
945 Mead Avenue
Corry, PA 16407