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museum information

Bowdish Railroad Schedule
Love model railroads? Then make sure to visit on a day the train is running. Read more...

Looking for more information on Scripture Rocks Heritage Park? Click the link below.

Military Collectibles Show
March 1oth.  Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

See the exhibit of one of the leading female photojournalists in our area...

SCripture Rocks PARK

2018 Jeffersonian

Journal Authors Wanted
We are currently accepting manuscripts for the 2018 Jeffersonian Journal. Read more...


Featured Exhibits

Take a look at the history of Fire Fighting in Jefferson county..

All Fired Up

Welcome to the JCHC

Do you love the Jefferson County History Center? Now you can sign up below to get the latest news, or if you're interested in supporting the programs and exhibits the JCHC offers you can donate today! 


Tuesday through Saturday

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Admission               Annual Membership
Students   $1           Student       $ 5
Adults       $5           Individual $25

Family      $7           Family        $35

​Become a Member today!

​Physical Address:

172-176 Main Street 

​Brookville, PA 15825


What's happening?

Welcome to the Jefferson County History Center! Through these pages and in our museum you'll find a wealth of knowledge about Jefferson County, PA. We try to refresh our exhibits once or twice a year, so keep coming back to see what's new. 

The JCHC works hard to make history fun for all ages and has even started programs to take history out of the museum. Come visit us and see all that we have to offer!

Charles Bowdish, a renowned miniature railroad creator shared his talents locally... 

See how Jefferson County started by taking a step back in time and exploring how others lived...

Bowdish Model RR

Living on the Land

Bowdish Birthday Celebration
February 24th.  Free Admission Day at the Museum to view the opening of New Exhibits and redesigned Bowdish Railroad. Read more...

The Jefferson County History Center (JCHC) provides research facilities, publications, exhibits, & public programs relating to Jefferson County's history and serves as the primary Visitor Center for the 15-county
Lumber Heritage Region.