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The Historical Society

The Elk County Historical Society is located in the heart of Ridgway, Pennsylvania, the county seat of Elk County and a National Historic Register District.

The Historical Society is run by an incredible team of tireless volunteers whose efforts help preserve the vast history of Elk County and surrounding areas.

We will be practicing Social Distancing and ask our visitors to do the same. If you have any questions, please contact us via email or by phone.

Visit Our Locations


Named after Florence Robinson who donated the funds of the muesum, the Robinson Museum houses thousands of artifacts spanning the county’s nearly two-hundred year history.


The Center Street House Museum is a circa 1890 Victorian house containing period furniture, costumes, and a doctor’s office with examples of period medicines and quack cures, among other items from the last two centuries.


One of the smallest churches in the world, Decker’s Chapel was built in 1856 and named after German Catholic immigrants who came to North America at the beginning of the 19th century

Explore The

Digital Library

We have collected over 100 years of local newspaper, publications, records, and more and want to share that with you! Whether you’re researching for specific information or want to peruse our library, we encourage you to purchase a subscription to our Online Archive and explore what we have to offer.

Your subscription purchase is a fantastic way to support the Elk County Historical Society and help us Preserve the Past for the Future.



The Elk County Historical Society has a wide variety of events and fundraisers throughout the year.

Check back often to keep up-to-date on the latest events we’re hosting!

Annual Strawberry Festival

WHERE: St. Leo Magnus Church
111 Depot St., Ridgway, PA

WHEN: June 16, 2023
4:30 – 7:00 or SOLD OUT


We will have basket raffle, burgers and hotdogs, fire truck tours and the Barber Shop Quartet will be performing!