Friday, September 4, 2015

Bradford, Pennsylvania: Penn Brad Oil Museum

Tucked on Route 219 south of the city is this little museum of sorts - easy to miss as you go buy. It's designed as something of a tribute to the oil business of the region. This part of Pennsylvania is famous for its natural resources; check out Titusville sometime for an even bigger history lesson.

There are some working machines on the grounds that date back to the 1800s. The derrick on the grounds, pictured here, certainly has that old time feeling to it. But the building inside actually is quite modern.

Now, it would be nice to learn more about the place, but the website is, um, shall we say incomplete. If you click on the link, you'll find that most of the pages on the site is filled with what is called "dummy type" - something close to gibberish designed to fill space. So, visitors don't need to go any place other than the home page, which has a brief story of the museum.

Time to update the site, guys, and finish what you started. It might help get attendance above 1,200 visitors per year.

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