Venango County Historical Society
PO Box 101 307 South Park Street Franklin, Pennsylvania 16323
Our Mission and Staff
The Venango County Historical Society was organized in 1957, and received its charter in November, 1959. After several temporary locations, the Society purchased a permanent location, the Hoge-Osmer House, in 1981. In 2016, we began the process of moving to our new home, the Egbert-Mullins-Koos House.
A twenty-four member Board of Directors governs the operations of the Society. A corps of over one hundred dedicated volunteers, a part-time Executive Secretary and a full-time Executive Director carry out the Society's daily activities, special events and educational programming.
The mission of the Venango County Historical Society is to acquire and preserve material relating to the
history of the County of Venango, to encourage the study and appreciation of that history
and to make its resources accessible to the public.
Our Executive Director is Marlie Manning. She joined VCHS in August of 2016. Marlie received a Bachelors of Art in History from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in May 2011. She then went on to receive a Masters of Art in Museum Studies from Appalachian State University in December of 2013. To the position, Marlie brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to guide VCHS through our transition from the Hoge-Osmer House to the Egbert-Mullins-Koos House.
Our Executive Secretary is Kathleen Strouse. She joined VCHS in March 2016.
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