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Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh
Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky St
Pittsburgh PA 15212
Phone 412 237-8300
Web Site www.warhol.org/
Description dedicated to famed for more than 15 minutes American artist, 7 stories high
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus: Famous People

  PA
 
Pittsburgh
 
Stephen Foster Memorial
 
4301 Forbes Avenue
 
Pittsburgh  PA 15260
 
Phone   412 624-4100
 
Web Site  http://www.library.pitt.edu/libraries/cam/cam.html
 
E-mail  mailto:amerimus@pitt.edu
 
Description  in memory of American composer, collection includes popular music from                     1840-1930s
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Famous People
 
Industry /Profession Music
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
New or Updated:   5/16/2004

 

 

  PA
 
Point Marion
 
Friendship Hill National Historic Site
 
223 New Geneva Road
 
c/o Fort Necessity NB
 
Point Marion  PA   15474  
 
Phone   724 725-9190
 
Web Site  http://www.nps.gov/frhi/
 
Description  home of Albert Gallatin, Sec. Of Treasury for Jefferson & Madison
 
Type of Resource   House Museum
 
Primary Focus  Famous People
 
Owner/Operator:  NPS
 
New or Updated:    5/17/2004

Pennsylvania
Saxonburg
Historic Saxonburg
420 West Main Street
Saxonburg PA
Phone
724 352-1400
Web Site http://www.saxonburgpa.com
Description town founded in 1832 by John Augustus Roebling, who later designed the Brooklyn Bridge -- 32 buildings over 100 ears old
Type of Resource Historic District
Primary Focus Famous People
Era 1832
Last changed: 01/07/2003

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Pennsylvania
Scranton
Houdini Tour & Magic Show
1433 North Main Street
Scranton PA 18508
Phone 570 342-5555
Alt Phone 570 342-8527
Web Site  www.houdini.org
Description exclusively the famous escape artist and magician - tours and live magic show daily in summer, check for other times
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Famous People
Collection G-M Magic
Last changed: 12/29/2002

  PA
 
Schwenksville
 
Pennypacker Mills
 
5 Haldeman Road
 
Schwenksville    PA   19473
 
Phone   610 287-9349
 
Web Site  http://www.montcopa.org/historicsites/pennypacker%20mills%20narrative.htm
 
E-mail  mailto:PennypackerMills@mail.montcopa.org
 
Description  home of early 20th century governor, filled with antiques
 
Type of Resource   House Museum
 
Primary Focus  Famous People
 
Nature of Group or Site  Government
 
Collection A-F Furniture
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
Era  1720
 
New or Updated:  5/20/2004

 

  PA

  Springdale

  Rachel Carson Homestead

  613 Marion Avenue

  Springdale  PA  15144    

  Phone  724 274-5459

  Web Site http://www.rachelcarsonhomestead.org/

  E-mail  mailto:info@rachelcarsonhomestead.org

  Alt Web www.rachelcarson.org

  Description  Home of the author of Silent Spring, a seminal book in the

                    environmental movement

  Type of Resource  House Museum

  Primary Focus  Famous People

  Field of Study  Ecology

  New or Updated:  2/23/2007

 
    PA
 
Valley Forge
 
Wharton Esherick Museum
 
PO Box 595
 
Valley Forge  PA    19301
 
Phone   610 644-5822
 
Web Site  http://www.levins.com/esherick.html
 
Description  house and studio of artist, works from 1920-1970
 
Type of Resource   House Museum
 
Primary Focus  Famous People
 
New or Updated:   5/24/2004
 
Pennsylvania
Wilmerding
George Westinghouse Museum
325 Commerce Street
Wilmerding PA 15148
Phone 412 825-3004
Alt Phone  412 823-0500
Web Site www.georgewestinghouse.com/museum.html
Description dedicated to inventor and industrialist
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus: Famous People
 
  Rhode Island
Newport
Hammersmith Farm
Harrison Avenue
Newport RI 02840
Phone 401 846-7346
Web Site www.visitrhodeisland.com/recreationa.html
Description childhood summer home of Jacqueline Bouvier (Kennedy Onassis) with Kennedy & Bouvier memorabilia
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus: Famous People
 
  Rhode Island
Newport
The Astors' Beechwood
580 Bellevue Avenue
Newport RI 02840
Phone 401 846-3772
Fax fax 401 849-6998
Web Site www.astors-beechwood.com/
E-mail astors@astors-beechwood.com
Description
Type of Resource
House Museum
Primary Focus: Famous People
Kind of Activity Living History
 

  RI

  Providence

  Governor Henry Lippit House Museum

  199 Hope St, East Side

  Providence  RI   02906    

  Phone   401 453-0688

  E-mail  *****

  Description  home built by 2 term governor who got rich selling textiles to both sdes in the Civil War

  Type of Resource   House Museum

  Primary Focus  Famous People

  Nature of Group or Site  Government

  Industry /Profession Politics

  Era  1863

  New or Updated:  12/5/2005

 

  RI

  Saunderstown

  Gilbert Stuart Birthplace

  815 Gilbert Stuart Road

  Saunderstown  RI            02874    

  Phone   401 294-3001

  Web Site  http://www.gilbertstuartmuseum.com/

  Alt Web  http://www.visitrhodeisland.com/trails/trails_southcounty_01.aspx

  Description  family home of famous portrait painter, with reproduction paintings, and first snuff mill in US

  Type of Resource   House Museum

  Primary Focus  Famous People

  Building Type   Mill

  Industry /Profession Farming

  New or Updated:           11/30/2005

 
    SC
 
Georgetown
 
Hopsewee Plantation
 
494 Hopswee Road
 
Georgetown  SC 29440    
 
Phone   843 546-7891
 
Web Site  http://www.hopsewee.com/
 
E-mail  mailto:mail@hopsewee.com
 
Description  birthplace of Thomas Lynch, Jr, signer of the Declaration of Independence,                     still a private residence
 
Type of Resource   House Museum
 
Primary Focus  Famous People
 
Building Type   Plantation
 
Era  1740
 
New or Updated:   4/11/2004
 
    SD
 
Custer
 
Crazy Horse Mountain Memorial
 
Avenue of the Chiefs
 
Custer  SD 57730 
 
Phone   605 673-4681
 
Web Site  http://www.crazyhorse.org/
 
Description  carving of Native American leader on a mountain, site includes museum &                     cultural Center
 
Type of Resource   History Related Organization
 
Primary Focus  Famous People
 
Collection N-Z  Sculpture
 
Group Identity   Native American
 
New or Updated:   1/29/2004

South Dakota
Deadwood
Old Style Saloon #10
657 Main Street
Deadwood SD
Phone 605 578-3346
Web Site www.saloon10.com
Description Death place of Wild Bill Hickock, re-enacted daily
Building Type Tavern
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus: Famous People
Field of Study Science Facility Old West
 

  SD

  DeSmet

  Ingalls Homestead

  20812 Homestead Road

  DeSmet  SD     57321   

  Web Site  http://www.ingallshomestead.com/

  Toll Free  800 776-3594

  E-mail  mailto:mail@ingallshomestead.com

  Description  home of "Little House on the Prairie" creator, wagon rides, 1880s school, pioneer  activities, animals

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Famous People

  New or Updated:        12/29/2005

  SD
 
Faulkton
 
Pickler Mansion
 
900 8th Avenue South
 
PO Box 584
 
Faulkton   SD  57438    
 
Phone   605 598-4285
 
Web Site  *****
 
Alt Web  http://jm008.k12.sd.us/pickler_mansion.htm
 
Description  home of first SD US Congressman & noted suffragist
 
Type of Resource   House Museum
 
Primary Focus  Famous People
 
Owner/Operator:  Faulk County Historical Society
 
New or Updated:   2/23/2004

 
    TN
 
Adamsville
 
Buford Pusser Home & Museum
 
342 Pusser St
 
Adamsville    TN     38310    
 
Phone   901 632-4080
 
Web Site  http://www.talentondisplay.com/pusser.html
 
Description  home of famous modern lawman
 
Type of Resource   House Museum
 
Primary Focus  Famous People
 
New or Updated:      3/15/2004
 
 

  TN

  Byrdstown

  Cordell Hull Birthplace &  Museum SP

  1300 Cordell Hull Memorial Drive

  Byrdstown  TN  38549    

  Phone 931 864-3247

  Web Site http://state.tn.us/environment/parks/CordellHull/

  Alt Web http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php?EntryID=H087

  Description  log cabin birthplace, activities center & museum including statesman's

                    Nobel Peace Prize, all on 20 acre site

  Type of Resource  House Museum

  Primary Focus Famous People

  Industry /Profession Politics

  New or Updated:  7/31/2006

  TN
 
Henning
 
Alex Haley House Museum
 
200 S Church St
 
Henning TN  38041    
 
Phone   901 738-2240
 
Web Site  http://www.state.tn.us/environment/hist/stateown/alexhale.php
 
Alt Web  http://tennesseelife.com/henning/
 
Description  Dedicated to "Roots" author, as a child, he lived here with his grandparents
 
Type of Resource   House Museum
 
Primary Focus  Famous People
 
Era  1919
 
Owner/Operator:  TDEC
 
New or Updated:   3/27/2004

  TN
 
Jackson
 
Casey Jones Village Museum
 
30 Casey Jones Ln
 
Jackson   TN     38305  
 
Phone   731 668-1222
 
Web Site  http://www.caseyjones.com/
 
Toll Free  800 748-9588
 
E-mail  mailto:casey@caseyjonesvillage.com
 
Description  entertainment complex centered around home of famous railroad engineer
 
Type of Resource   House Museum
 
Primary Focus  Famous People
 
New or Updated:   4/12/2004

 
  Tennessee
Limestone
Davy Crockett Birthplace SP
1245 Davy Crockett Park Road
Limestone TN 37681
Phone 423 257-5142
Web Site http://www.state.tn.us/environment/parks/davyshp/index.html
Description birth site of famous frontiersman and Congressman on 105 acres, with museum & cabin replica
Type of Resource History Related Organization
Primary Focus: Famous People
 
  Tennessee
Memphis
Graceland Mansion
3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard
Memphis TN 38116
Phone 901 332-3322
Toll Free 800 238-2000
Web Site www.elvis-presley.com
Description 2 hour tour of Elvis Presley's home
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus: Famous People
 
  Tennessee
Pall Mall
Sgt Alvin York Home Historic Birthplace
2700 N York Highway
Pall Mall TN 38577
Phone 931 879-6456
Web Site http://www.state.tn.us/environment/parks/sgtyork/index.html
Alt Web http://www.grunts.net/legends/alvinyork.html
Description
home of WW I marksman hero Alvin York, park includes family farm, grist mill, and museum
Building Type Mill
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus: Famous People
 
  Tennessee
Pigeon Forge
Carbo's Police Museum
3311 Parkway
Pigeon Forge TN 37863
Phone 865 453-1358
Web Site www.sdmuseums.org/
Description largely about legendary modern lawman Buford Pusser
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus: Famous People
Industry Profession Law Enforcement
 
  TN
 
Rutherford
 
David Crockett Cabin Site
 
219 North Trenton Street
 
Rutherford  TN  38369    
 
Phone   731 665-6195
 
Web Site  *****
 
Description  replica of his last home uses logs from original cabin, furnishings included
                   
items donated by Crockett family
 
Type of Resource   Historic Place
 
Primary Focus  Famous People
 
Owner/Operator:  Town of Rutherford
 
New or Updated:     5/6/2004

Tennessee
Vonore
Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
Address
Vonore TN
Phone
Web Site www.sequoyahmuseum.org
Description history of the Cherokee in the Appalachian area
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus: Famous People
Group Identity Native American

 
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