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Specialty  Museum Pennsylvania Bloomsburg - Pittsburgh

 
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  PA

  Andreas

  JEM Classic Car Museum

  RD #1, Box 120C

  Andreas   PA 18211    

  Phone   570 368-3554

  Web Site  http://www.rmauctions.com/press/release.cfm?prid=50

  Description  CLOSED collection was auctioned off in 2003

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Automotive

  New or Updated:  9/29/2004


Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg
Bill's Custom Cycles & Museum
7145 Columbia Blvd
Bloomsburg PA 17815
Phone 570 759-7030
Alt Phone 570 759-9613
Web Site www.billscstomcycles.com
Description operating store with vintage motorcycles & parts
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Automotive
Collection G-M Motorcycles
Last changed: 01/03/2003

  PA
 
Boyertown
 
Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles
 
85 Walnut Street
 
Boyertown  PA  19512    
 
Phone   610 367-2090
 
Web Site  http://www.boyertownmuseum.org/
 
E-mail  mailto:mail@boyertownmuseum.org
 
Description  vehicles of all sorts built in SE Pennsylvania, in factory complex used                     from 1872-1990
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Industrial
 
Building Type   Factory
 
Collection N-Z  Vehicles
 
New or Updated:   3/19/2004

 

  PA

  Columbia

  National Clock and Watch Museum

  515 Poplar Street

  Columbia  PA   17512    

  Phone  717 684-8261

  Web Site www.nawcc.org/museum/museum.htm

  Description  over 10,000 timepieces, with concentration on 19th century American

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Industrial

  Collection A-F  Clocks

  Collection N-Z  Watches

  Research   Library

  New or Updated:  12/22/2006
 

  PA

  Coolspring

  Coolspring Power Museum

  Route 36

  PO Box 19

  Coolspring  PA  15730    

  Phone  814 849-6883

  Web Site http://coolspringpowermuseum.org/

  E-mail  mailto:engengr@comcast.net

  Description internal combustion engines, primarily stationary engines used in

                    industrial applications - spread through 13 buildings, 250 engines

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Industrial

  Collection A-F   Engines

  Collection G-M  Machinery

  New or Updated:  1/12/2007

 

  PA

  Douglassville

  Merritt Museums

  Address

  Douglassville  PA

  Web Site www.merritts.com/dollmuseum

  Alt Web http://collectdolls.about.com/b/a/256791.htm

  Description  CLOSED DEC 2005 - See Alt Web article

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Collection A-F  Dolls

  Collection N-Z   Toys

  New or Updated:   12/12/2006

 

 

 

 

  PA

  Gettysburg

  Colt Heritage Museum of Firearms

  241 Steinwher Avenue

  Gettysburg  PA  17325    

  Phone  717 334-6852

  Web Site http://www.coltmuseum.com/

  Description  site of the turning point of the Civil War and Lincoln's historic speech

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Collection A-F  Arms

  New or Updated:  3/4/2007


  PA

  Gettysburg

  Eisenhower National Historic Site

  250 Eisenhower Farm Lane

  Gettysburg PA  17325    

  Phone  717 338-9114

  Web Site http://www.nps.gov/eise/

  Description  Dwight Eisenhower retired to this 200 year old home and farm near the

                     great Civil War Battlefield

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus President

  Nature of Group or Site Government

  Industry /Profession Politics

  Era 20th

  New or Updated:  12/30/2006


  PA
 
Gettysburg
 
Famous Hall of Presidents
 
789 Baltimore Street
 
Gettysburg  PA  17325    
 
Phone   717 334-5717
 
Web Site  *****
 
Toll Free  800 447-8788
 
Description  wax museum featuring the presidents and their wives
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Wax
 
Nature of Group or Site  Government
 
Industry /Profession Politics
 
New or Updated:   1/16/2004
 
  Pennsylvania
Hershey
Museum of Bus Transportation
426 South 3rd Street #201
Hershey PA  17043
Phone 
717 774-4848
Web Site  www.busmuseum.org
Description  physical museum not yet built, this is a preview
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Automotive
Collection A-F  Busses

  PA
 
Huntingdon
 
Swigart Antique Auto  Museum
 
Route 22 E
 
PO Box 214
 
Huntingdon    PA    16652    
 
Phone   814 643-0885
 
Web Site  http://www.swigartmuseum.com/
 
E-mail  mailto:tours@swigartmuseum.com
 
Description  200 vehicles, focus on pre-1914
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Automotive
 
New or Updated:     4/24/2004

Pennsylvania
Indiana
James Stewart Museum
845 Philadelphia Street
Indiana PA  15701
Phone 
724 349-6112
Web Site  www.jimmy.org/
E-mail  curator@jimmy.org
Description  honors famous actor, located in city library, includes 1930's theatre for screening
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Famous People
Industry /Profession  Movies

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  PA

  Kennett Square

  Mushroom Museum

  909 East Baltimore Pike

  Kennett Square  PA  19348    

  Phone   610 388-6082

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

  Toll Free  800 243-8644

  Alt Web  http://www.roadtripamerica.com/places/mm.htm

  Description  CLOSED  small but comprehensive center for mushrooms

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Agricultural

  New or Updated:  3/17/2006

 

Pennsylvania
Lititz
Heritage Map Museum
55 North Water Street
Lititz PA  17543
Phone 
717 626-5002
Web Site  www.carto.com
Description  15th to 19th century maps, some for sale
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Collection G-M  Maps

 

  PA

  Mechanicsburg

  Eastern Museum of Motor Racing

  Address  Williams Grove Old Timers

  1 Speedway Drive

  Mechanicsburg   PA 17028    

  Phone   717 528-8279

  Web Site  http://www.emmr.org/

  Description  Winston Cup, Drag, Sports/Formula, Motorcycle, Airplane, Boat

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Automotive

  New or Updated:   9/28/2004

 
  Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania
1 North Broad Street
Philadelphia PA  19107
Phone 
215 988-1933
Web Site  www.pagrandlodge.org/mlam/index.html
Description  located in Masonic meeting center
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Research /Reading  Library
 

  PA

  Philadelphia

  Mummer's Museum

  1100 South 2nd Street

  Philadelphia  PA  19147    

  Phone  215 336-3050

  Web Site  http://riverfrontmummers.com/museum.html

  E-mail  mailto:mummersmus@aol.com

  Description  contains costumes and more from Mummer's day parades past --

                    Philadelphia's unique parade to celebrate the New year

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Entertainment

  New or Updated:  3/22/2006
 

  PA

  Philadelphia

  National Museum of American Jewish History

  55 North 5th Street

  Independence Mall East

  Philadelphia  PA  19106    

  Phone   215 923-3811

  Web Site  www.nmajh.org

  Description  information on American Jewish history

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Group Identity  Jewish

  New or Updated:  3/22/2006

Paley Design Center
Address
Philadelphia PA
Phone
Web Site 
www.philcol.edu/paley/index.html
Description  textiles - over 1 1/2 millions items in collection
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Industrial
Industry /Profession  Textiles
Research /Reading  Research Collection

Shoe Museum
Temple U School of Podiatric Medicine
Philadelphia PA
Phone 
215 625-5243
Web Site  www.pcpm.edu/sjpe,mus.edu
Description  over 200 pairs of shoes, by appointment only
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Industrial
Collection N-Z  Shoes
 
  Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh
Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation
Carnegie Mellon U
Pittsburgh PA  15213
Phone 
412 268-2440
Web Site  www.huntbot.andrew.cmu.edu/HIBD
Description  over 300,000 botanical illustrations
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Field of Study/Science Facility  Botanical
Collection A-F  Drawings
Collection N-Z  Prints

Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History
531 East Ohio Street
Pittsburgh PA  15212
Phone
412 231-7881
Web Site  www.ncmuseums.org/
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Nature of Group or Site  Association
Collection N-Z  Photography

 
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