UPCOMING EVENTS

Winter Academy: In Your Blood

January 5, 2023
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Combat the Winter Blues with this virtual class that will help you discover more about the oil industry and region. Registration required.

Winter Academy: Birds of Venango County

February 9, 2023
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Combat the Winter Blues with this virtual class that will help you discover more about the oil industry and region. Registration required.

Pithole Cabin Fever Party

February 11, 2023
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Tired of being cooped up in the house? Escape to Historic Pithole City and shake off your winter blues with crafts, games and fun. If there is snow, grab your sled and cruise down the legendary boomtown’s slopes or build a snowman! 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Donations welcome. Historic Pithole City, 14118 Pithole Road, Pleasantville, PA 16341

Wisdom & Wine: Asset Retirement

March 9, 2023
Doors open at 5:30pm, Lecture begins at 6:30pm
Spend the evenings at Drake Well Museum and Park sampling the best wine our region has to offer while enjoying a presentation by Jim Samuels. Jim will present Asset Retirement-Plugging Abandoned Oil Wells at the End of Their Life. $10 admission includes a lecture, wine samples, and appetizers. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Wisdom & Wine: Plastic Paradox

March 16, 2023
Doors open at 5:30pm, Lecture begins at 6:30pm
Spend the evening sampling the best wine our region has to offer while enjoying a presentation by Dr. Sherri A. Mason. Dr. Mason will present Plastic Paradox. Plastic provides a real paradox in the world of material science. It is incredibly strong but without the mass that similar strength materials usually possess. In addition, it is very moldable so that you can contort it into a myriad of common place, super-utilitarian items. The versatility and durability of plastic allow it to be used in place of a myriad of natural materials, but these same features make it an environmental bane. Here we will explore this paradox and what it means for the waters we love so much. Much attention has been paid to plastic as an oceans issue, but increasingly we are finding that plastic flows through freshwater systems on its way from land to sea. Come hear from one of the foremost experts in the field of Freshwater Plastic Pollution. $10 admission includes a lecture, wine samples, and appetizers. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Wisdom & Wine

March 30, 2023
Doors open at 5:30pm, Lecture begins at 6:30pm
Spend Thursday evenings at Drake Well Museum and Park engaging in the people, places and events of petroleum history while sampling the best wine our region has to offer. $10 admission includes a lecture, wine samples, and appetizers. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Oil Creek 5 & 13 Stacked Trail Races

May 20, 2023
The Oil Creek 5 & 13 mile “Stacked” Trail Races will take place on May 20. The race offers an exciting twist: the “Stack”. The race start times will be staged 90 minutes apart with the 5 miler starting first. This allows the possibility of running one or both races. There will be finisher’s awards for each race distance. The twist is that there will be additional finishers awards for those runners who are able to complete both races for a quickest “stacked” finish time. However, you will need to bring your A game as there is a strict 90 minute cutoff for those 5 mile runners attempting both race distances.

Wildcatter Day at Pithole

June 10, 2023 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Come explore Pennsylvania's legendary oil boomtown! Visitors will enjoy guided tours, living history and more. Special admission fees apply.

Discovery Days Camp

July 6,13,20, & 27, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Join Drake Well Museum and Park for our fun-filled day camp. Children ages 8-12 can participate in this day long, hands-on program and learn about the Oil Region’s rich history and environment. Registration required.

Drake Well Marathon & 1/2

August 20, 2023
7 a.m.
The Drake Well Marathon features a beautiful course, which travels through the main streets of Titusville and the historic Oil Creek. This Boston Qualifier marathon is a small-town race with a community of amazing volunteers ready to cheer you on. The proceeds from the event support the Friends of Drake Well, Inc.

Drake Day

August 26, 2023 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join the museum staff and volunteers on Saturday, August 26, 2023 to celebrate the 164th Anniversary of the Drake Well oil strike.

Fall Gas Up

September 9, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Drake Well Museum and Park will host a Fall Gas Up, sponsored by the Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society. Displays will include antique engines, farm and oil field equipment, cars, trucks, and models. Regular admission fees apply.

Pithole Visitor Center

June - August (Saturdays and Sundays)

Explore Pithole, Pennsylvania's legendary oil boomtown! The Pithole Visitors Center will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Enjoy an orientation film, exhibits and a tour of the grounds. Admission fees apply.