Local and Regional History

Venango County Historical Society

PO Box 101    301 South Park Street    Franklin, Pennsylvania  16323

Fifty Years of the Baseball Wars Between Franklin and Oil City
By James B. Borland and
   William R. Smith
This 2004 reprint of the 1919 book describes the sports rivalry between Franklin and Oil City.  
Ex-Baltimore & Ohio Lines in Northwestern Pennsylvania
By Robert W. Burns
A history of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, with many color and black and white photographs.
 
 
Cornplanter was Here:  the Story of a Seneca Chief's Legacy to Oil City
By Denise Demmer Patterson
 
 

Price.........................................  $8.95

 

Sales Tax - PA Residents.....  $  .50


Total   .....................................  $9.45
 

Price.........................................  $15.00

 

Sales Tax - PA Residents.....  $   .90


Total   .....................................  $15.90
 

Price.........................................  $5.95

 

Sales Tax - PA Residents.....  $  .35


Total   .....................................  $6.30
 

Indians in Pennsylvania
By Paul A.W. Wallace
   Rev. by William A. Hunter
A history of the various Indian tribes that once occupied this area.
 
 

Price.........................................  $10.50

 

Sales Tax - PA Residents.....  $   .60


Total   .....................................  $ 11.10
 

Bloody Circles of War
By Jason Cherry
A novel of the Dennis family's migration into western Pennsylvania during the time of the French and Indian Wars.
 
 

Price.........................................  $ 9.50

 

Sales Tax - PA Residents.....  $   .55


Total   .....................................  $10.05
 

The Indian Chiefs of Pennsylvania
By C. Hale Sipe, 1927
This 1998 reprint details Pennsylvania's Indian tribes and the chiefs who took part in the Indian Councils.
 
 

Price.........................................  $29.95

 

Sales Tax - PA Residents.....  $  1.80


Total   .....................................  $31.75
 

A Friend Among the Senecas
By David Swatzler
The story of Chief Cornplanter's agreement with the Quakers for help with Seneca tribes and the arrival of Missionary Henry Simmons to Cornplanter's village.
 
 

Price......................................... $25.00

 

Sales Tax - PA Residents..... $   1.50


Total   .....................................  $26.50
 

A History of the Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania
By Dr. George P. Donehoo
This is a dictionary of Indian place names, their meanings and their importance in history.
 
 

Price......................................... $20.00

 

Sales Tax - PA Residents..... $   1.20


Total   .....................................  $21.20
 

Indian Wars in Pennsylvania
By C. Hale Sipe, 1929
This 1999 reprint tells of the 40 years of Indian wars, including the French and Indian War, Pontiac's War, Lord Dunmore's War and the Indian involvement in the Revolutionary War.
 
 

Price......................................... $42.00

 

Sales Tax - PA Residents..... $  2.50


Total   ..................................... $42.50

Oil Fields, Oil People
By Paul Adomites
New techniques are used to update articles and tales that tell the stories of early Pennsylvania in ways that provide new insights that are always historical and always dramatic.

Price......................................... $20.00

 

Sales Tax - PA Residents.....  $  1.20


Total   .....................................  $21.20

Allegheny River Guide
Published by The Pumping Jack Museum and Historical Association, Emlenton, PA
A 2006 reprint includes information taken from those who plied the river in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  The book contains maps and detailed descriptions of the Allegheny and its tributaries.
 
 

Price.........................................  $ 9.50

 

Sales Tax - PA Residents.....  $   .60


Total   .....................................  $10.10
 

Wilderness Chronicles of Northwestern Pennsylvania
This book chronicles, through letters and other documents, the French and British occupation of Northwestern Pennsylvania, their dealings with the Indian tribes and the eventual Indian uprisings.
 

Price.........................................  $20.00

 

Sales Tax - PA Residents.....   $  1.20


Total   .....................................   $21.20
 

Alexander Hays:  The General Who Received the Brunt of Pickett's Charge
DVD
The life of Major General Alexander Hays, Franklin native, who stood against General Pickett in the Battle of Gettysburg.
 
 

Price......................................... $24.95

 

Sales Tax - PA Residents..... $  1.50


Total   ..................................... $26.45

A Stroll Through Historic Emlenton
This history of Emlenton is also a self-guided walking tour.  It includes maps, descriptions of the streets and buildings and biographical information.
 
 
 

Price......................................... $7.50

 

Sales Tax - PA Residents...... $  .45


Total   ..................................... $7.95

David Zeisberger's History of the Northern American Indians
Firsthand details - taken from David Zeisberger's journals, manuscripts and Indian vocabularies - of Indian history, manners and customs that detail ceremonies, food, culture and beliefs in Indian villages before white settlers moved westward and forever changed the primitive conditions among Native Americans.
 
 
 

Price......................................... $20.00

 

Sales Tax - PA Residents...... $  1.20


Total   .....................................  $21.20

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Venango County Historical Society
PO Box 101
301 South Park Street
Franklin, Pennsylvania  16323
 
814-437-2275
vchistory@csonline.net
 
 
 

About VCHS

The Venango County Historical Society is housed in the Egbert-Mullins-Koos House. The home was built in 1859. VCHS has exhibit space, a research library, collections storage space, and archival storage. We serve the community by preserving the history important to us. 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Nov. 10, 2020 - River Ridge Tours 3 & 6 PM