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Pennsylvania Civil War 150

Pennsylvania Civil War 150


Elk County Historical County

Elk County Historical County
Elk County Historical Society, 109 Center Street, Ridgway

About the Elk County Historical County

The Elk County Historical Society was founded May 21, 1964 and incorporated in 1974. We are located in Ridgway, the county seat of Elk County, in northwestern Pennsylvania.
Our organization consists of a Victorian Era house containing Victorian style furnishings throughout and includes a Doctor’s Office; the Robinson museum, containing exhibits, a book store, and the genealogy research room.

Programs and Services

Genealogy Research, Museum Exhibits, Student Project Assistance, Group Tours


The Elk County Historical Society has many interesting Civil War Era items, such as a pistol owned by O. B. Grant and given to Ulrich Amacher. This gun has been authenticated through Smith & Wesson. We also have a Civil War Era rifle donated by the family of Dr. Bardwell, the Elk County Physician certified by the State to care for Civil War Veterans.


Events Calendar

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Experience the Civil War

Get personal with the Civil War. Hear the Gettysburg Address, see Civil War artifacts and navigate the timeline and map.