Select Your Destination
 

< Feature Stories >

Be kind to your mind!

COVID-19 PA County Testing

DCNR Moves to Open State Park Swimming Beaches & Pools

How it Works & When You Should Use It

Pastor Mike recounts the story of an ancient warrior king

Tioga County observes Memorial Day

Community cheers for Class of 2020 car parade in Wellsboro

Spacious, peaceful home atop the hills above Hills Creek

Tioga County is Moving to Green May 29

COVID-19 PA County Testing

PIAA Supports Return to Play

C&N Appoints Local Team Members to VP

Support For Child Care Providers

Welcoming Chiropractor Dr. Sarah Taylor to the Laurel Health Family

 
 
 

Uncover Ancestry Clues in Knoxville

Visit the History Room and Museum at the Knoxville Public Library

 

by Home Page Staff - May 10, 2018

Researching your family’s origins can be a rewarding journey when you uncover clues revealing the mysterious lives of your ancestors. The History Room and Museum at the Knoxville Public Library houses thousands of items, each with a story to tell. Find where the family farm was on insurance maps, read hand written histories in family bibles, or peruse church, cemetery & undertaker records searching for distant relatives.

This unique library was incorporated in 1956 as a charitable organization and specifically included a provision for a local historical museum in it’s Articles of Incorporation. The expansive collection at 112 East Main Street has been compiled from numerous sources but initially began as a small lending library at the Knoxville Presbyterian Church in 1888.

This priceless resource is available to anyone interested in local history. Assistance is available simply by inquiring or making an appointment. Library volunteer, Gene Seelye is a treasure trove of knowledge and generously assists researchers. Any story detail or name passed down the generations can launch an exciting journey of self-discovery.

With clues in hand, travel up the decadent Queen Anne staircase to the historical museum to continue your search. There you will find 3 rooms full of local artifacts from Cowanesque Valley area’s rich history. Civil war memorabilia, Indian arrow heads and evidence of long gone industry will bring the past alive. The children will especially enjoy the butter churn, Native American mortar and pestle, woodworking tools and candle-making equipment.

As you carve out a place for your family in history, it is satisfying to know you are preserving the past for future generations of storytellers. It is easy to see why Americans are enamored with geneology when you are able to see this local history well preserved and documented firsthand. The Knoxville Public Library offers what the internet and genetic testing cannot- a tangible connection with your own unique lineage and friendly assistance along the way.

The library and museum are open:
Monday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Knoxville Public Library
112 E Main Street
Knoxville, PA 16928
814-326-4448

Visit their official website here.

Credits:

Idea/Concept: Stacey Dondey

Videography: Ethan Chabala

Video Editing: Ethan Chabala

Writing: Stacey Dondey

Correspondent: Stacey Dondey

Photography: ,

 

Produced by Vogt Media

Funded by Penn Wells Hotel / Lodge, Pop’s Culture Shoppe

< Current Stories >

 

See More Current Stories

 

Be kind to your mind!

May 29, 2020

 

70,735 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases for Pennsylvani

May 29, 2020

 

Effective Saturday, June 6, all 58 state park beaches will be open to swimming

May 28, 2020

 

How it Works & When You Should Use It

May 28, 2020

 

Pastor Mike recounts the story of an ancient warrior king

May 27, 2020

 

Tioga County observes Memorial Day

May 26, 2020

 

Community cheers for Class of 2020 car parade in Wellsboro

May 25, 2020

 

Spacious, peaceful home atop the hills above Hills Creek

May 23, 2020

 

Tioga County COVID-19 Task Force Update

May 22, 2020

 

66,258 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases for Pennsylvania

May 22, 2020

 

“We want kids to be kids and play sports and be representatives of their school and community.”

May 22, 2020

 

Driving the future growth of C&N in this region and beyond

May 21, 2020

 

County Commissioners petition Governor Wolf to open up

May 21, 2020

 

Encourage local students through this special program!

May 21, 2020

 

State to Distribute $51 million in CARES Funding

May 20, 2020

 

Welcoming Chiropractor Dr. Sarah Taylor to the Laurel Health Family

May 20, 2020

 

JGM Coach & Benedicts Bus Service rally for awareness

May 18, 2020

 

Local business preview following yellow phase launch

May 15, 2020

 

Census money allocations, resources & signs explained

May 14, 2020

 

Approved Over $98 Million for Local Businesses

May 12, 2020

 

Berndtson selected as one of the first PA teachers to serve

May 12, 2020

 

Jessica Monger receives Akiko's floral arrangement & $100!

May 11, 2020

 

Discussion of Regional Effects of COVID-19

May 8, 2020

 

Rolling For Awareness: Saving Our Buses

May 7, 2020

 

Tioga County COVID-19 Task Force Update

May 6, 2020

 

Win $100.00 cash and Mom’s Day flowers from Akiko’s

May 5, 2020

 

UPMC is taking extraordinary precautions to maintain safety

May 4, 2020

 

Representative Clint Owlett on Governor Wolf's Statement

May 1, 2020

 

Happy birthday to Home Page VP, Sara Vogt!

May 1, 2020

 

Movin' Together: Moving Through Injury During COVID-19

April 30, 2020

 
 

Load More Stories