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FAIRVIEW AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S STURGEON HOUSE Address: 4302 Avonia Road, Fairview Contact: fairviewhistoryeriecountypa.org, or 814.474.5855 The Sturgeon House is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Avonia Road and Water Street in the village of Fairview. The village area, once commonly called Sturgeonville and incorporated as Fairview Borough from 1868 through 1997, is the largest settlement in Fairview Township. For more information on scheduling a visit, view the website. FIREFIGHTERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM Address: 428 Chestnut Street, Erie Contact: firefightershistoricalmuseum.com A great place to take your little firefighter to learn more! The Firefighters Historical Museum was founded in 1969 and moved into its present site in 1976. Operated by an all‑volunteer staff, the museum is located in old Erie Fire Department Station #4 and is dedicated to all firefighters who have risked and lost their lives while saving the lives and property of their fellow residents. Visit the website for more information. ELK CREEK TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY Address: 10410 High Street, Albion Contact: facebook.com/ECTHistoricalSociety, or 814.323.0447 The Elk Creek Township Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of local history and historic landmarks. Take advantage of the many community events that the society hosts at The Little Church on the Hill, a 150‑year‑old historic landmark. Visit the Facebook page for more information. THE HAGEN HISTORY CENTER OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ERIE COUNTY Address: 356 West 6th Street, Erie Contact: eriehistory.com/visit‑our‑museums, or 814.454.1813 ext. 32 This summer, teach your kids more about local history! The Hagen History Center is the flagship property for The Historical Society of Erie County. The site is comprised of the Watson‑Curtze Mansion, the Carriage House, and the King‑Martens Archive Building. Visit the website for more information. LAKE SHORE RAILWAY MUSEUM Address: 31 Wall Street at Robinson, North East Contact: lakeshorerailway.com, or 814.725.1911 All aboard for some summer fun! The Lake Shore Railway Museum is such a great place to visit if you’re a rail fan. There are locomotives and railcars on the museum grounds, railroad exhibits inside and the very popular gift shop, where you can get all sorts of railroad and train‑related books, magazines, t‑shirts, caps, pins, postcards and a whole lot more. Visit the website for more information. NORTH EAST HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM Address: 25 Vine Street, North East Contact: northeasthistoricalsociety.org, or 814.403.8709 The museum features changing displays of local history. It is located inside the 1880 town hall, which served as the town’s fire hall from 1885 to 1996. The building also houses the North East Arts Council. Visit the website for more information. VALLEY SCHOOL MUSEUM Address: 1 Harthan Way, Albion Contact: facebook.com/ ValleySchoolMuseum/?ref=page_internal, or 814.756.4764 The Valley School is an authentic 1853 one‑room schoolhouse that has been relocated to the Northwestern School District campus. The schoolhouse is furnished with desks, flags, globes and other school memorabilia from its long history. Visit the Facebook page for more information. 64 724.942.0940 TO ADVERTISE | Millcreek