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The mission of the research center is to provide a central place of referral, study research and preservation for historical and genealogical books, and materials for Beaver County residents, past and present. Holdings include several thousand books, files, records, photographs, and newspaper clippings dating as far back as 1850.
The research center is located in the basement of the passenger train station in Beaver. PA.
The research center is a perfect place to learn more about the history of Beaver County.
Directions - The research center is located in the east end of Beaver, PA.
Attractions nearby - Do not forget to visit the Merrick Art Gallery which is just three miles away in New Brighton and the Air Heritage Museum is just down the road at the Beaver County Airport.
Our holdings include several thousand books of local historical interest, plus many thousands of files containing newspaper clippings and pamphlets on local topics, surnames, firms, towns, churches and schools.
Many of our oldest and most valuable resources came from the Cannegie Free Library's former Pennsylvania Room. The Beaver County Genealogical Society has placed its holdings here. Diversified materials collected from many sources over the years have enabled the Research Center to develop one of the most extensive local historical and genealogical collections in Pennsylvania.
The Research Center is governed by a voluntary board of directors. A small volunteer staff supplements the work of our two part-time paid staff. Operations are funded by an annual donation from the Beaver County Commissioners which covers only a portion of expenses. The Cannegie Free Library generously provides space, utilities and other services.
WE NEED YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT TO SUSTAIN OUR SERVICES. YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS WILL INSURE THE CONTINUING VITALITY AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE RESEARCH CENTER.