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Welcome to the Elk County Historical Society.
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 the Center House, a Victorian Era house containing Victorian style furnishings throughout and a typical Doctor’s Office; the Robinson Museum, housing our current exhibits, a book store, and the Genealogy Research Room; and Decker’s Chapel, once billed as the "Smallest Church in the U.S.A."

The Society is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Membership organization funded through Memberships, Donations, and Grants; and is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors.

The Elk County Historical Society is funded in part by grants from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission and the County of Elk.

Our Mission is "The discovery, collection and preservation of materials pertaining to the history of Elk County and to encourage the study and appreciation of this history."

Our website is currently under construction. Be advised that during this time some features and pages may be temporarily unavailable and some other pages may not display correctly.

We thank you for your patience as we transition to the new website.

ECHS Benefit Paint-n-Sip
November 9th, 2017

Christmas Toy Show
December 1-2, 2017

We are Currently Open

Tues - Thurs  10AM-4PM

Friday  1-4PM

by Special Appointment

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