All Tours: 10

Green Allegheny College

12 Locations ~ Curated by NWPa Heritage Project
When the Allegwe and the Seneca peoples lived in French Creek Valley, it was thickly forested with beech, red oak, American chestnuts, cherry, ashes, pine and hemlocks. For the European settlers, the land was to be tamed and cleared for farming,…

Historic Allegheny College

13 Locations ~ Curated by The NW PA Heritage Team
In 1815, the Reverend Timothy Alden and members of the Meadville community founded Allegheny College. Today, nearly 200 years later, Allegheny College is one of the nation’s oldest, most successful and distinguished private liberal arts institutions.…

Natural and Social Histories of Conneaut Lake

6 Locations ~ Curated by The Conneaut Lake Our Town Team
The history of Conneaut Lake as we know it today has been influenced by intersecting geological processes and human interactions, Formed over 10,000 years ago by retreating glaciers, this kettle lake, a large depression left behind by the glaciers,…

Life on Conneaut Lake

5 Locations ~ Curated by The Conneaut Lake Our Town Team
Conneaut Lake grew in era when many people were looking for respite from the toil of city life. Entrepreneurs capitalized on the rise of leisure culture and used the natural resources around them to create a resort community that offered…

Oil Heritage Region

12 Locations ~ Curated by The NW PA Heritage Team
Oil Region National Heritage Area in northwestern Pennsylvania witnessed the birth of the oil industry and a legacy of petroleum that continues to shape industry, society, and politics. Edwin L. Drake drilled the world’s first commercially successful…

Ida Tarbell (1857-1944)

4 Locations ~ Curated by Cindy Ramirez and the NWPa Heritage Team
Ida Minerva Tarbell was a journalist, labelled a “muckraker” for her investigation of the oil industry. Born in Erie County, Ida moved to Titusville in 1870 when her father became involved in the oil business. She was among the first females to…

Welcome to Meadville

1 Locations ~ Curated by The NW PA Heritage Team
Located in Northwest Pennsylvania, Meadville was settled in 1788, by David Mead and nine others in the rich farmlands of the French Creek Valley. Incorporated in 1823 as a borough and a City in 1866, it was designated the Crawford County seat in…

Grow Meadville

10 Locations ~ Curated by Madeleine Zimmermann
Grow Meadville is a network of community gardens that promote growing food and bringing together community members of all ages from the Meadville area.

Downtown Meadville: Local Business Through the Years

4 Locations ~ Curated by History 191 and the NWPaHeritage Team
From its founding in 1788 by David Mead, Meadville has been a center for trade and a home to inventors, artisans, and entrepreneurs. The town stretched in a grid between its public square Diamond Park on the east and French Creek on the west. The…

The Meadville Experience: Past & Present

20 Locations ~ Curated by Allegheny College Community Psychology Class
Twenty Allegheny College students from Prof. Elizabeth Ozorak’s Community Psychology class of Fall 2019 interviewed 21 senior citizens recruited through Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community. The main questions for the interviews…