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Exhibits

We have taken the time to make our exhibits easy to understand, even when browsing through them on your own. The exhibit labels are clear and easy to read. If you appreciate seeing exhibits with plenty of artifacts and objects to explore, you will enjoy a visit to LeRoy Heritage Museum.

Our museum exhibits are located on both the first and second floor of the facility. We also operate a well-stocked gift shop known as the Barclay Mountain Visitor Center. Here you will find a variety of products that you can purchase pertaining to southwestern Bradford County.

The exhibits at LeRoy Heritage Museum feature objects from LeRoy Township, Canton Township and Borough, Granville Township, and former Barclay Township (Barclay Mountain) including Laquin, all in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

We feature the largest collection of objects from the abandoned community of Laquin that can found in any museum. These include items from the Barclay house, the Laquin Store, the Baptist Church, the mills, the Laquin baseball team, and more. Take a peak inside a replica of an actual house that was located at Laquin and see how a typical house was arranged.

You can learn about coal mining, lumbering and agriculture in our valley and on the mountain as well as the work done by the Civilian Conservation Corps and by the Game Refuge Keeper at Sunfish Pond. The lowest numbered game lands in Pennsylvania can be found on our mountain and visitors have the opportunity to learn about the work of the game commission over the years.

When the coal mining town of Barclay was at its height in population, LeRoy was a booming town with hotels, stores, churches, lodges, multiple schools, and mills of all variety. As the largest and closest town to the mountain, LeRoy hosted visits from coal miners and lumbermen looking to relax during their time off. See an excellent collection of LeRoy history with some items dating back over 200 years.

Our Canton exhibit contains personal possessions that belonged to the famous actors, actresses, circus performers and other nationally known people that made southwestern Bradford County their home.

There are a number of main exhibits including:

Life at Home

Churches

Fraternal Organizations

Schools

Stores

Coal Mining/Lumbering/Agriculture

Community

Early History

Famous Residents of Canton

Military History

Civilian Conservation Corps

Conservation on Barclay Mountain

Community Bands & Entertainment

Ruth Kinney-McIntire Bottle Collection

Laquin History

In addition to these exhibits are a multimedia photograph display and several rotating display cases.

Volunteers are available to give you a tour when you visit or you may browse the exhibits on your own. Admission to the exhibit room is a donation.

Join the long list of patrons who have been pleasantly surprised by a visit to LeRoy Heritage Museum!

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