"Lumber History Is Our Business"

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is a recreated turn-of-the 20th-century lumber mill and camp with a visitors center and themed exhibitions, operated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates (PALMA).

The Museum is in the midst of a major and long-anticipated renovation and expansion project for our visitor's center. This year-long project began in May of 2013 and should be completed in mid to late summer of 2014. The new facility will include expanded galleries, new interpretive exhibitions, community meeting space and commercial style kitchen space, among other improvements. For updates and photos, please click here.

BARK PEELERS’ CONVENTION

The Bark Peelers’ Convention is a historical celebration of the wood hick and the traditional logging activities of Pennsylvania, held annually over the July 4th weekend. This signature event dates back to 1974.

2015 Event is July 4 & 5!

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PALMA INFORMATION

palma_logoThe Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates (PALMA) are the official membership and support organization for the PA Lumber Museum, funding numerous projects and activities, including the Bark Peelers Convention. You are invited to join us!

COLLECTIONS & EXHIBITIONS

Our collections focus on the history of the lumber industry in Pennsylvania. We also touch on the use of the Commonwealth’s forests and the environmental impact of lumbering activities. Collections range from locomotives to commemorative pins and everything in-between, including photographs and research materials.


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Historic Logging Locomotive Photos

Historic Logging Locomotive Photos

Construction Photos

Construction Photos

Winter Tour

Winter Tour

Historic Tanneries

Historic Tanneries

Bark Peelers’ Videos

Bark Peelers’ Videos

Bark Peelers’ Convention Booklet Covers

Bark Peelers’ Convention Booklet Covers

Bark Peelers’ Photos

Bark Peelers’ Photos

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Tom Corbett, Governor
Andrew E. Masich, Chairman
James M. Vaughan, Executive Director
With generous support from the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates
Lumber Museum Staff
Jeffrey Bliemeister, Site Administrator
Patricia Berberich, Records Officer
Michael Berberich, Maintenance Foreman
Robert F. Miller, President - PA Lumber Museum Associates