History and Culture in Crawford County
Crawford County holds layers of complex history that are just waiting to be peeled back.
How much does where you’re going matter if you don’t know where you came from? Crawford County holds layers of complex history that are just waiting to be peeled back, both by visitors and residents. The area is rich with cultural significance from the Drake Well to the railroad industry, and even the home of a late Supreme Court Justice. The Crawford County Historical Society works hard to preserve the integrity of information, real estate, and artifacts that are vital to every chapter in the county’s story. Experience some of this history at the Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum, the David Mead Log Cabin Replica, the Drake Well Museum, and the French Creek Archaeological Society.
Experience some of the area’s cultural specialties by taking a journey to Northwestern Pennsylvania’s only Maple Museum is in Edinboro, where you can learn the art and science behind making maple syrup. Or if you’re feeling like seeking out some supernatural adventure, stop by paranormal hotspot The Knickerbocker. You never know what you’ll learn in Crawford County!
The Academy Theatre has been entertaining area citizens since 1885. Performances include various musicals and plays, classical music concerts, ethnic dance and concerts, as well as a variety of area favorites such as youth productions and dinner theatre.
A cemetery is a history of people - a perpetual record of yesterday and a sanctuary of peace and quiet today. A cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering - always. --George Shepard
An adventure in photographic history and binocular vision awaits you. Enter the world of binocular vision that captured the interest of Queen Victoria and Oliver Wendell Holmes.