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About Us

Founded in 1921 and incorporated in 1964, the Cameron County Historical Society has played an important role in collecting, maintaining, and disseminating the rich history and heritage of the people of the County.  Throughout the years the Community has entrusted the Society with their artifacts, memories and family histories.


Today, under the leadership of President John Kautz, you will find a vibrant and enthusiastic membership taking off on a new chapter for the Society.


We own and operate two facilities:


       The Little Musuem           

In Sterling Run


Once a Depression-era schoolhouse purchased by Lumber Township schoolboard where elementary boys and girls were taught academic basics from the 1930's thru 1962.


The Little Musuem opened its doors in 1971 is unlike other museums in Pennsylvania in as much as most of its space is dedicated to local interest such as in some of our past industries; salt mining, lumbering, dynamite and Sylvania now one of the worlds most well-known electronic companies. 


We feature many of our famous sons like silent movie star Tom Mix who starred in more than 291 Hollywood movies and one of the most highest ranking generals during WW2 Four Star  General Joseph McNarney who served directly under Dwight Eisenhower.


Our collection has surpassed 15,000 items on display with more being added each season.



Museum Season

      Open Memorial Day to Mid October

       Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 1-4 PM


The museum is located on the Scenic Bucktail Trail, PA. Rte 120 about 9 miles South of Emporium in  Sterling Run.


Historical & Genealogy

Research Center

         125 Greenwood St. Emporium, PA 15834


 Research Center Hours

Open year around every Tuesday 10-12:30 PM

or by appointment.

125 Greenwood St. Emporium, PA 15834


Both facilities available by appointment.

Phone: 814-486-0334

 e-mail: historycenter1@windstream.net



John Kautz - President

Susan Hoy - Vice President

Wendy Davis - Secretary

Judy Armanini- Treasurer

Sandra Ford - Support Treasurer


Board Members

Judy Armanini

Wendy Davis

Sandra Hornung

Susan Hoy

Inez Jordan

John Kautz

Patricia Martin

Robert  Martin

Michael Wennin

Sandra Ford


Honorary Board Members

Glenda Card

Suzanne Murray



Historical & Genealogy

Research Center 

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  Cameron County

Geneaology Project









Explore the History of  the people of Cameron County through the Little Museum and our Historical & Genealogy Research Center

Little Museum

is located on the  Scenic Bucktail Trail,

PA Route 120, about 9 miles South

of Emporium in the heart of

Sterling Run, PA 15832


Open Memorial Day - Mid Oct








Research Center

125 Greenwood Street

Emporium, PA. 15834


Open Year-Around

  Tuesdays 10-12:30PM


Or schedule an appointment.

Phone: 814-486-0334








Check out our calendar of events.

for historical walks, musuem demostrations, movies, guest speakers, and so much more!




We are always looking for new members and volunteers who share our love of Cameron County History!


PO Box 433 Emporium PA  15834

Phone: 814-486-0334









Our mission is to preserve our past for current and future generations!


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