Select Your Destination
 

< Feature Stories >

How does the 2020 Census affect you & the community?

The Eaton Calendar - February 25

Gordmans expands to Mansfield location

A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

Trojans top Mounties in NTL Showdown Semi-Finals

UPMC encourages heart health and offers regional services

President Bryant discusses Tyoga's future

Local students transform classroom into hydroponic lab

Change up your interior design - without breaking the bank!

Winter Fashion Clearance - Save 65%

Penn Wells to host Wedding Open House event!

Top 3 Ways to Protect Your Pets Against Lyme

Specious home in historic district, 159 Main Street

Grab's career-high 39 leads Hornets past Mansfield

There's something about Dunham's - Mystery Bonus Sale!

Program offers opportunities to travel, compete, learn & improve!

 
 
 

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

 

How does the 2020 Census affect you & the community?

February 26, 2020

 

The Eaton Calendar - Update

February 25, 2020

 

Move-in ready and waiting for your call!

February 25, 2020

 

Local team suffer losses in District IV basketball playoffs

February 24, 2020

 

A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

February 22, 2020

 

Bluejays pull away from Wellsboro in 4th quarter in 74-65 win

February 21, 2020

 

An innovative fusion of equine activity and therapeutic exercise

February 20, 2020

 

Gordmans expands to Mansfield location

February 19, 2020

 

Mansfield suffers opening round loss in District IV playoffs

February 19, 2020

 

Welcome to your potential new home: 156 Joseph Street!

February 18, 2020

 

Snow-dusted festival brings hundreds into Wellsboro for winter activities

February 17, 2020

 

A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

February 15, 2020

 

Liberty 4th quarter rally falls short in 58-57 loss

February 14, 2020

 

UPMC encourages heart health and offers regional services

February 14, 2020

 

President Bryant discusses Tyoga's future

February 13, 2020

 

Local students transform classroom into hydroponic lab

February 12, 2020

 

Change up your interior design - without breaking the bank!

February 11, 2020

 

Winter Fashion Clearance - Save 65%

February 10, 2020

 

Penn Wells to host Wedding Open House event!

February 10, 2020

 

A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

February 8-9, 2020

 

Top 3 Ways to Protect Your Pets Against Lyme

February 7, 2020

 

Follow the yellow brick road - this weekend!

February 6, 2020

 

Specious home in historic district, 159 Main Street

February 5, 2020

 

Lady Tigers wins 5 of their last 6 games

February 4, 2020

 

Wellsboro secures 11th win to qualify for District 4 playoffs

February 3, 2020

 

A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

February 1, 2020

 

There's something about Dunham's - Mystery Bonus Sale!

January 31, 2020

 

Program offers opportunities to travel, compete, learn & improve!

January 30, 2020

 

Wellsboro's 2nd half comeback falls short in loss

January 29, 2020

 

How to Keep the Kids Healthy This Winter

January 28, 2020

 
 

Load More Stories