Potter Co. Historical Society

Potter Co. Historical Society The Potter Co. Historical Society was formed in 1916 and continues as a thriving museum and genealogy research center.

Our building holds a ten-room museum with items all related to Potter Co. families. A quarterly newsletter is sent free to members. Membership dues are $10.00 for individuals and $15.00 for families. Checks can be sent to the Potter County Historical Society; P O Box 306; Coudersport, PA 16915 or at the Historical Society to join.

Potter County Historical Society Raffles Off Quilt On Saturday May 5, 2018, the Historical Society raffled off the Frien...
05/17/2018

Potter County Historical Society Raffles Off Quilt

On Saturday May 5, 2018, the Historical Society raffled off the Friendship Quilt that had been made as a fundraiser. The Chimney Sweep blocks were purchased, sewn and signed by local quilters and quilt enthusiasts. Blocks arranged around the design were also purchased and signed by members of the Historical Society and also signed on behalf of members from the past who had been important historians and researchers at the society. Donna Lehman is shown reaching into the jar for the winning ticket. The winner of the quilt is Linda Roberts from Coudersport. Tickets had been purchased from New York, Maryland and Ohio and one of the people present at the drawing was glad the quilt would stay local! Linda had been away that weekend and responded to a message left on her machine and the quilt was delivered to her. The proceeds from this fundraiser have been earmarked for the purchase of acid free storage boxes and papers that will protect the most delicate aging quilts in the Historical Society’s Quilt Room.

A Recent Acquisition/Gift to the Historical SocietyBenson/Frick/Hodskins Collection of Clothing dating from about 1874 t...
04/13/2018

A Recent Acquisition/Gift to the Historical Society

Benson/Frick/Hodskins Collection of Clothing dating from about 1874 through 1915 : Donors, Kiera and Joseph WIlkinson. These items are being placed on mannequins by Docent Donna Batterson and can be seen on display. If anyone has a dress form, size extra small, or a mannequin they do not want, we can use it.

08/12/2017

Please send genealogy inquiries and requests to our email: [email protected]

The Mill Street Bridge way back when.
01/16/2017

The Mill Street Bridge way back when.

12/16/2016

We are looking for information on a WWII veterans suicide by gun shortly after the war - 1944-1947. We do not have the name. Please reply if you remember this.

Potter Co. Historical Society
12/01/2016

Potter Co. Historical Society

And on the right!!! Denny Menschel, two of his girlfriends, the Wood girls.

And on the right!!!  Denny Menschel, two of his girlfriends, the Wood girls.
12/01/2016

And on the right!!! Denny Menschel, two of his girlfriends, the Wood girls.

The Circus Comes to Coudy!!
12/01/2016

The Circus Comes to Coudy!!

The Crittenden Hotel
12/01/2016

The Crittenden Hotel

The Knox family.  Can anyone name them???
09/12/2016

The Knox family. Can anyone name them???

We remember Danny McCaigue
09/12/2016

We remember Danny McCaigue

06/29/2015

BUCHANAN, EATON & KUHN REUNION
Also related to Cornelius, Abbey and Peet families among others.
All family is welcome.
On Sunday, July 19th and every third Sunday in July. Starts at noon. ring tableware, tablecloth, dish to pass .
3352 Smith Hollow Road, Wellsville, NY: home of Don Baldwin and JoAnn Stewart.
When you get to Wellsville, Head out of town toward Andover. When you get to the car dealership on your right, the road will be on your left.
There is a road sign for "Smith Hollow". Go up that road a little bit and, Donnie's place is on the right. Barn with lots of signs on it.

07/07/2014

A memorial service for Bob Currin will be held July 17, 2014, at 6:00 pm at the Park United Methodist Church on E. 3rd St., Coudersport, PA.

07/01/2014

Our esteemed curator, Bob Currin, passed away this past weekend. He will be sorely missed by all. There will be a memorial service at a later date.

04/21/2014

PA state DEATH CERTIFICATES FREE to PA Residents!!!

04/21/2014
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/

PA State Death Certificates On Line - Happy Hunting!!

The initial batch of Pennsylvania state death certificates is now online through Ancestry.com (as of April 18th). Remember only birth and death certificates that are open records will be online (50 years for death certificates and 105 years for birth certificates). The overall schedule is:

1906-24 death certificates – April 2014

1925-44 death certificates – June 2014

1945-63 death certificates – November 2014

1906 birth certificates – March 2015

Pennsylvania residents (and only Pennsylvania residents) have free access to this particular database as they do with other Pennsylvania State Archives records already scanned and made available online by Ancestry. Free access for Pennsylvania residents is accomplished by registering online at no cost or obligation through this link (please be sure to read the instructions carefully): http://www.portal.state.pa.us/. Pennsylvania residents that already have a subscription to Ancestry do not need to do anything as long as they continue to have a subscription to Ancestry.

Out of state residents do need a subscription to Ancestry to access these records. However, many libraries and research centers everywhere provide free access to Ancestry. After three years the records will be moved to the Pennsylvania State Archives website and be free to all.

Thank you for your help in getting the PA state law changed that made this possible. Without your help we would still be stuck with the old extremely restricted access to Pennsylvania state birth and death certificates and wishing it were different. For more information please visit www.pahr-access.org. Good luck in your searches and keep in mind mistakes in indexing (most especially on Ancestry) and the original certificates are to be expected.

Tim Gruber
Pahr-Access spokesperson

04/14/2014

WATCH for the Ice Mine Opening Memorial Day Weekend - We are all so excited!!!!

04/24/2013

April Quarterly Meeting
April 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Potter County Historical Society
Come and learn about the history of maple syrup in Potter County. Charles Nelson, Historical Society vice president and first prize winner for maple syrup at the 2013 PA Farm Show, and Dave Castano, president of the PCHS, will be presenting the program.

12/31/2012

Stop in some time to see our Quilt Room. There are many, many more.

Timeline Photos
12/31/2012

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
12/31/2012

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
12/31/2012

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
12/31/2012

Timeline Photos

12/26/2012

We wish a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to all of our Facebook friends.

CHRISTMAS PAST DISPLAY
12/08/2012

CHRISTMAS PAST DISPLAY

South Africans Living In Australia
11/08/2012

South Africans Living In Australia

SA Braai!

Timeline Photos
10/08/2012

Timeline Photos

Do you know this couple?  They are paintings someone would like to return to the family.  Supposedly they lived in a sma...
10/08/2012

Do you know this couple? They are paintings someone would like to return to the family. Supposedly they lived in a small town in Potter Co.

09/03/2012
50 Years of Tourism in Potter County PA.wmv

50 Years of Tourism in Potter County PA.wmv

A look back at the evolution of Potter County, PA as a tourist destination over 50 years. The Potter County Visitors Associaiton is the official tourist prom...

A Few Photos From Our Collection
04/24/2012

A Few Photos From Our Collection

Potter Co. Historical Society's cover photo
04/24/2012

Potter Co. Historical Society's cover photo

Address

308 N Main St
Coudersport, PA
16915-1626

Opening Hours

Monday 10:30 - 16:00
Friday 10:30 - 16:00

Telephone

(814) 274-4410

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