in Mansfield, Pa. has been established to collect, present , preserve and interpret the local history of Mansfield, Pa. and the surrounding area. Among its collections are files, artifacts, and photographs of families, businesses, educational institutions, organizations and all other elements of the community from its beginning to its present. We also have a library of history and genealogy books including many by local authors and nearly full sets of local high school and college yearbooks.
The core of the present collections is from a private unincorporated museum established by Joyce M. Tice in 2003. Relocating to Mansfield from rural Sullivan Township enables us to build on the collections and make them more accessible to the community. During the past year and a half, with volunteer help, we have been engaged in organizing and cataloging the existing collections and presenting them in displays that visitors can view. This includes albums, display cases, posters and digital slide shows. We use Past Perfect museum management software which tracks items, donors, and status.
This a short YouTube video created by Shane Simmers about The History Center on Main Street.
Founder and Executive Director, Joyce M. Tice