See prints of Penns Valley's past
by Artist June Goyne Corotto
Museum is Closed for the Season
The museum will be open every Saturday
May through October from 1-4 PM.
Geneology appointments by appointment, contact:
Kay Gray, Collections Chairman (814)349-5740
Harry Ward, (814)349-5575
Maryann Yoder (814)349-5079
For more information on local history, you can start by reading the following books:
History of the Penns Valley Area Historical Museum Association
The settlement of Haines Township and Aaronsburg existed years before the establishment of Centre County. This area of Central Pennsylvania was part of Cumberland County and later Northumberland County before it became Centre County in 1800. Squatters settled on the land before the first families came to claim their land in 1775. Aaron Levy purchased land from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1783 and created a plot plan of 600 lots to develop the town of Aaronsburgh in 1786. Since the town is in the middle of the state, Levy had hoped it would become the county seat. The wide streets with reserved lots for churches and schools were all part of his vision to create a harmonious community.
The house owned by the museum association that displays thousands of area artifact items is about 200 years old. John Hess built the Georgian-style log house in 1816. On the west side of the house, an addition was added years later.
Lot #410 ( 244 West Aaron Square ) -