Wisdom & Wine: Stray Gas Migration Investigations in Northwest Pennsylvania

March 30, 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 Joe Lichtinger and Steve Lencer. They will explain the stray gas investigation process, explain the equipment and science used during our investigations, and provide examples of complex stray gas migration investigations we have completed over the past 15 years. Joe has been a geologist at the Department of Environmental Protection for 15 years, all in the oil and gas program. Prior he worked 10 years for a private engineering firm in York, Pennsylvania. Joe has a B.S. degree in geology and a M.S. degree in applied geology. Steve has been an inspector supervisor for 13 years, and an inspector for two (2) years, all in the oil and gas program with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Prior Steve worked for three (3) years with a conventional oil and gas drilling / service company, for 10 years operating and managing a landfill and hauling company in Leeper, Pennsylvania and three (3) years in surface coal mine operations in Northwest PA. $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. Register for the race at https://www.runrace.net/findar...

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 Lantern Tours

October 14, 2023
6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Join us as Historic Pithole City serves as the backdrop for an evening experience that brings oil history to life. Visitors will meet historical figures during a nighttime tour of the legendary oil boomtown. Advanced ticket sales only.

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.