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.

Living on the Land

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.

Photographs by Anna Dinger and award winning poems from the new Library Publicaton  

SCripture Rocks PARK

Bowdish Model RR

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

Ken Burkett, Executive Director

Carole Briggs,  Curator

Kat Lyons, Research

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!

 JCHC ESCAPE Room  - Month of October

What's happening?


Featured Exhibits

 Brookville's Eerie Tales October 27.

Opening November 17

A 3-gallery exhibit highlighting geology, palentology and the Ice age

Stones N' Bones

The JCHS is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Arthur Altman and Kate Scott Awards which are presented to members and non-members who have significantly contributed to preserving the history of Jefferson County. To submit a nomination, contact
Ken Burkett at 814-849-0077 or


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


Poetry in a Picture

museum information

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