Welcome to the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum
Welcome to PA History 2 G0, a series of videos produced by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC), with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. These short videos serve to introduce you, the virtual visitor, to Pennsylvania's state-owned historic sites and museums as we explore the varied stories that make up the commonwealth's rich history.
The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum tells the story of the harvesting and renewal of one of the commonwealth's most important resources. Allow these videos to take you on a digital tour of a recreated lumber camp and a steam-powered circular sawmill!
📽️ In this video, The Pennsylvania Lumber Musuem talks about bunkhouses, sawmills, rail lines, teamsters (who handled teams of horses pulling lumber) and the diverse people who found work at the lumber camps.
📽️ The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is home to a relocated CCC-built log cabin and one of the CCC Workers statues.
📽️ The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum's operable steam-powered circular sawmill exemplifies what a typical, mid-19th century sawmill was like.