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Current exhibits

Venango Museum currently has three self-guided exhibits on display for its 2023 season. More information on each exhibit is below. 

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About: It all started here in Venango County with Pennsylvania rock oil, the lifeblood of the infant oil industry. Known as black gold, this magical fluid made fortunes and transformed forever our everyday lives, global economics, politics, and the environment itself. Through ten thematic display areas, discover the impact oil has on your everyday life in our exhibit OIL: BLACK GOLD OR BLACK MAGIC?

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About: VENANGO LEGENDS & LORE features a collection of unexpected and strange stories from Venango County’s past. Tales ranging from a failed-oilman-turned-assassin to one of Pennsylvania’s most infamous treasure hunts. The Valley That Changed The World boasts the strange and unexpected.

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About: OUR PENNZOIL STORY tells the story of the Pennzoil Company here in Venango County. Discover how three men forever altered the history of Venango County when they purchased ten acres of the old Clapp Farm on Oil Creek, between Titusville and Oil City.

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