Welcome to the site of the Fairview Area Historical Society. 

Fairview Area Historical Society
4302 Avonia Road, Box 553, Fairview, PA  16415
(814) 474-5855

E-mail: fahsmail3@gmail.com
For genealogy research: jfiesler1@verizon.net

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ABOUT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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The Fairview Area Historical Society meets the third Wednesday of the month, March through May and September through November, at 7:30 p.m.          at The Sturgeon House. Programs of historical interest follow each business meeting.  Non-members are welcome to attend.

Members and their guests also enjoy an annual August picnic. 

The Society owns and maintains The Sturgeon House .  Funding for the house is provided through memberships, fundraisers, grants, gifts and bequests. The Society also oversees activities at the Fairview Cemetery Chapel.  The Society is governed by an elected Board of Directors and has non-profit, tax-exempt status.  All contributions, memorials, etc., are tax deductible.

  Sturgeon House 1838 

 

HISTORY OF THE SOCIETY

The Fairview Area Historical Society was formed following the nation's bicentennial. Its purpose  is to gather and preserve the history of the Fairview area. In 1979, in accordance with its purpose, the Society purchased one of  the most historically significant homes in the community, the Robert Sturgeon house, for use as a house museum, depository and meeting place.  Since 1998, the Society has hosted a growing genealogical file and offers computer access to these records on site or by mail and e-mail requests.

 

MEMBERSHIP

Membership is open to everyone.
Dues are adult - $10; senior - $7; family - $18; patron - $30;
business patron - $35; and lifetime - $250.
Members receive a quarterly newsletter.

 

PROGRAMS AND SPEAKERS

The Society offers speakers, slide presentations and several school programs on various aspects of the history of
the Fairview area. For further inormation and to schedule tours of  

The Sturgeon House , please call  (814) 474-5855.

Meetings are the third Wednesday of the month,
September  - November, March - May. 
Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. and are open to the public. 
Admission is free.  

 

GIFT SHOP

The Society has published several books on local history and offers a venue for local historians to display and sell their published work on consignment.  In addition, the Society has Sturgeon House note cards, art sketches and a fine cookbook for sale.  Other items for sale appear seasonally.

 

  Cemetery Chapel

 

The Fairview Cemetery Chapel, 1902.

The restoration of the Chapel was a Bicentennial Project for the Fairview Community.  Open Memorial Day, 10 a.m. to Noon or by appointment.

 

The 


interior of the Chapel, taken in 2007.

 

 

 

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