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Article Appearing in Milestones by Robert A. Smith
This award winning museum is housed in a masterfully restored 90 year-old railroad freight station. Opened in 1998, the museum features a 4 0foot-long mural depicting significant events and people from 1700 - 1950. In 1999, the museum received an Award of Merit from the PA Federation of Museums, and the prestigious Albert B. Corey award from the American Association for State and Local History.
The Museum recently acquired funding for the reconstruction of a log cabin on its site. The beautifully re-mastered cabin sits a stone's throw away from the museum and neighbors an active rail. Train enthusiasts will love to come and see the location because of its proximity to the railroad.
Located right off the main street of downtown Beaver, the area offers some of Beaver County's finest shopping and eating experiences. Visit the Beaver Area Heritage Museum, but intend on staying in Beaver for the entire day!
Directions ftom Pittsburgh - Take 1-279 south (5.5 Miles), continue on Route 22/30 west (4.4 Miles), continue on Route 60 north (21.6 Miles). Take Exit 13A Beaver (.2 Miles). Continue on Third Ave. (. 8 Miles). Follow signs to Beaver Area Museum. Make right onto River Road Extension. If you enter Bridgewater, you have gone too far.