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Venango County Historical Society
Archival Resource Center
Resource Center Hours
May through December
Wednesday: 10 am - 2 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 2 pm
By Appointment (please provide a minimum of one (1) weeks notice)
January through April
By Appointment ONLY (please provide a minimum of one (1) weeks notice)
Resource Center Fees
Members - Free
Non-members - $5
Business/Legal - $5
Distance Research* (Member & Non-member) - $25
Copying fees are as follows:
Will/Estates and Naturalization Files - $5 per document
Photographs - $1 per photo if we are able to make the copy on site
Over sized photos, and photos copied from a negative are subject to current reproduction fees
All others - $.50 per page.
* Please allow up to four weeks for research turn around, as we often have a backlog
To submit a Distance Research request please
Documents in the Archival Resource Center
Venango County Wills 1800-1900 Ledgers and other records from area businesses
Venango County Estate Files 1800-1900 Family Records
Venango County Naturalization Files 1800-1900 Diaries
Photographs Letters/Personal Papers
Major Collections in the Archival Resource Center
Egbert-Bredin Collection - This extensive collection consists of records from the family of Dr. Albert G. Egbert, including family and genealogical records, diaries, letters, photographs, and personal papers that span more than 200 years.
War (Military) Collection - The records in this collection cover the involvement of Venango County and its citizens in all major wars.
Raymond Collection- Records of the Raymond Brothers' general store, oil interests, and iron ore and smithing businesses in Utica and Raymilton, PA provide an excellent look at life in Venango County from 1833-1900.
Venango County Clubs and Organizations Collection - This collection includes records, membership lists, yearbooks, newsletters, photographs, and personal papers of social and business organizations from all areas of Venango County.
School Collection - Included in this massive collection are school records, photographs (most identified), yearbooks, school souvenirs, and teachers' reports from many Venango County schools.
Business and Industry Collection - Included here are ledgers, business and legal records, receipts, and other documents from Venango County businesses.