Play a Part in History!

Become A  Member

Friends of Drake Well, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) community-based organization, ensures that Drake Well Museum and Park continues to grow and succeed in its educational mission.  When you become a member of the Friends of Drake Well, you join a highly dedicated group of people who are supporting the museum's efforts to:

  • serve more than 35,000 visitors each year
  • expand indoor and outdoor exhibits
  • develop dynamic, high quality educational programs
  • preserve and restore unique, one-of-a-kind artifacts
  • operate and interpret the oil field engines and equipment that help tell our story
  • publish new research on Pennsylvania's petroleum history
  • provide internship opportunities for college students pursuing careers in public history

Friends of the museum enjoy many special privileges and benefits, along with the satisfaction of knowing they are helping to preserve and share our rich heritage.

Become a member today in 2 easy steps!

  1. Choose a membership level that works for you. Explore our basic, specialty and corporate memberships below or download our brochure.
  2. Sign up online or call (814) 827-2797 and speak with our Membership Coordinator.

Basic Membership

    Student (6-18 years) - $10

  • Unlimited free admission to Drake Well Museum and Park and Historic Pithole City
  • Free admission to educational programs
  • Discounted admission to special events
  • Subscription to our newsletter, The Barker

    Individual - $40

  • Unlimited free admission to Drake Well Museum and Park and Historic Pithole City
  • Free admission to educational programs
  • Discounted admission to special events
  • Subscription to our newsletter, The Barker
  • Invitation to Members-Only Programs
  • Subscription to our annual publication, Oilfield Journal
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store
  • Eligibility to apply for a Friends of Drake Well, Inc. specialty license plate

    Family - $50

  • All Individual benefits 
  • Unlimited free admission to Drake Well Museum and Park and Historic Pithole City for two adults and children (3-18 years) from the same household

    Grandparent - $45

  • All Individual benefits
  • Unlimited free admission to Drake Well Museum and Park and Historic Pithole City for two grandparents and grandchildren (3-12 years)

Specialty Membership

    Local Individual - $30

  • Unlimited free admission admission to Drake Well Museum and Park and Historic Pithole City
  • Subscription to our newsletter, The Barker

    Local Family - $40

  • Unlimited free admission to Drake Well Museum and Park and Historic Pithole City for two adults and children (3-18 years) from the same household
  • Subscription to our newsletter, The Barker

    Recreational

  • Free admission to the Drake Well Museum and Park grounds
  • Subscription to our newsletter, The Barker
  • Three free bottles of water annually

Corporate Membership

    Level A (under 50 employees) - $150

  • 10 free passes to Drake Well Museum and Park annually
  • 1 discounted rental of the Drake Well Museum and Park multipurpose room or 1 free picnic pavilion rental annually
  • Invitation to Members-Only Programs
  • Subscription to our newsletter, The Barker
  • Subscription to our annual publication, Oilfield Journal

    Level B (50+ employees) - $250

  • 20 free passes to Drake Well Museum and Park annually
  • 1 discounted rental of the Drake Well Museum and Park multipurpose room or 1 free picnic pavilion rental annually 
  • Invitation to Members-Only Programs 
  • Subscription to our newsletter, The Barker 
  • Subscription to our annual publication, Oilfield Journal