Oil Region National Heritage Area

Oil Region National Heritage Area

Address:Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism
PO Box 128
Oil City, PA 16301

Phone:800-483-6264
Fax:814-677-5206
Web: www.oilregion.org
Established: The Oil Region was designated a Pennsylvania Heritage Park in 1994 and authorized as a National Heritage Area on December 8, 2004. The national heritage area will be managed by the Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism.
Location:Comprised of Venango County, Oil Creek Township in eastern Crawford County, and the City of Titusville, Pennsylvania.
Special Features:The area contains remnants of the oil industry, in addition to historic valley and riverbed settlements, plateau developments, farmlands, and industrial landscapes. The area's cultural traditions have been shaped by Native Americans, frontier settlements, the French and Indian War, African Americans and the Underground Railroad, and Swedish and Polish immigration. The NHA designation will enhance the current efforts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, volunteer organizations, and private businesses to interpret, preserve, enhance, and promote the cultural, national, and recreational resources of the region to residents and visitors.

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References in periodicals archive ?
However, this tale is, thankfully, not entirely true for Pennsylvania's Oil Region National Heritage Area (ORNHA)--the birthplace of the world's modern petroleum industry.
Founding members of HeritagePA include: Allegheny Ridge Heritage Area, Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Endless Mountains Heritage Region, Lackawanna Heritage Valley, Lancaster-York Heritage Region, Lincoln Highway Heritage Area, Lumber Heritage Region, National Road Heritage Corridor, Oil Region National Heritage Area, PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor, Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area and the Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area.
Drake Well Museum in the Oil Region National Heritage Area is one of the historic sites that will be ready.