Upcoming Events

Drake Well Museum and Park, a Museum & Historic Site owned and administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC), will follow the directives developed in conjunction with the Governor’s Office, Department of Health, and the Department of General Services. Unfortunately, this means that the site is closed to all visitors until further notice. In addition group events, tours and facility rentals are cancelled during this time as well. The Museum can be reached during regular business hours by calling 814-827-2797.


Until we can meet in-person again, join us online for virtual events. 

More 2020 virtual events to be announced soon!

Discovery Days

Virtual Summer Camp 

August 4, 6,11,13

Exploration, adventure, discovery and creativity awaits YOU this summer!  Spend four fun-filled Tuesday and Thursdays in August virtually at Drake Well Museum and Park.   Children, ages 8-12  can participate in this 1.5 hour virtual hands-on program and learn about the Oil Region’s rich history and environment.  Experience nature, perform experiments, discover history through artifacts and so much more!  Cost is free but registration is required. Register by emailing Museum Educator Sarah Goodman at sargoodman@pa.gov.  Registration deadline: July 31, 2020. 

*Must have home access to internet and a Zoom account.

Annual Drake Day Celebration

Virtual Lecture

August 27

On Thursday, August 27th at 7:00 p.m., Drake Well Museum and Park will hold its first ever virtual Drake Day Celebration.  To mark the 161st anniversary of the Drake Well oil strike, Museum Curator Susan Beates will be sharing items from the museum collection during a virtual lecture entitled, “"Memories to Museum: Honoring Drake & The Birthplace of the Petroleum Industry." Broadcast live via Zoom, the lecture will examine the lives of the founders of the Drake Day Association and explore how their memories of the early days of the oil industry eventually led to the building of a museum.  This is event is free but space is limited and registration is required. To register, please click here

*Must have access to internet and a Zoom account.

This event is  being offered free of charge thanks to the sponsorship of The Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association (PIOGA).

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