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It’s hard to believe but on April 30th, we will celebrate our ten year anniversary of owning the property that is now called, The Maple Shade Mansion.  With the help of our remarkable contracting team and a very patient husband (thank you Peter), it took nearly...

We thought it befitting to share this remarkable story that occurred well over one hundred years ago about Brockway’s Hose Company, and how our town’s brave and courageous firemen saved what is now known as the Maple Shade Mansion and its precious contents.   

The...

Since 2013, Brockway Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) has been helping students gain the skills, hands-on training, and experience they need to pursue rewarding careers in many high-demand healthcare fields such as Medical  Assisting and Pharmacy Technician.  For those...

Affectionately known as Cadillac Heaven, home of the world's "largest Cadillac collection" is located at 67 South White St. in Brookville, about a 20 minute drive from the Maple Shade Mansion. 

Minutes from the Mansion, guests can enjoy Brockway’s Pickleball courts.

Pickleball, a hybrid of tennis, ping pong and badminton, is quickly becoming the fastest growing sport around.  And Brockway’s community sports complex is equipped with an outdoor...

The Pennsylvania Wilds is home to some of the most spectacular wild lands east of the Mississippi and is one of the best outdoor recreation destinations in North America.  It covers approximately 25% of the state's land acreage in north central Pennsylvania, yet just 4% of the...

We were recently gifted this beautiful Brockway Glass Company tray.  On the lower left in script writing, it reads, “Keep your eye on the Bee”.  Wanting to know more about the creation of the Bee – we took a trip to the local Historical Society or - as...

The Brockway Center for Arts and Technology recently announced their spring events scheudle for 2023.  The schedule is varied with adult classes, adult workshops, inter-generational workshops, tween workshops and open studios.  

The BCAT Center has two fully...

The guide is dedicated to ‘must-see’ attractions and exciting events and is a wonderful resource for planning your next special get-away. 

Pages 78 and 79 are dedicated to the Pennsylvania Wilds.  You’ll find hot spots and travel suggestions that...

The valley of the Clarion River and its major tributary Toby Creek contains extensive history tracing back to the Native American tribes that called this region of Pennsylvania home. Field research and recent archeological studies indicate that the early inhabitants of what became Pennsylvania...

Wendell McMinn August was born in the town of Rew, McKean County ten miles from Bradford, in 1885. His mother, Charlotte (McMinn) August of Brockwayville died in childbirth and her infant son came to her hometown at the age of three weeks, taken in by his uncle and aunt, Daniel...

The Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal Company was incorporated as the Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal and Iron Company in 1881 in Indiana, PA, by the Adrian Iselin family, Swiss investment bankers from New York City. The company's first mines were located in Jefferson County, PA, in an area known...

Thanks in large part to entrepreneur Joseph Veazic of Boston who elicited the help from wealthy and influential East Coast families to invest in the lands in and around Shawmut, nearly ten square miles of coal lands were purchased from Daniel Kingsbury.  As explorations commenced, coal was...

Elk viewing is a popular pastime drawing visitors from all over Pennsylvania, out-of-state, and locals alike. And fortunately, the “Elk Capitol of Pennsylvania” or Benezette is a short drive...

This article of local history has been an amazing adventure undertaken by Bob Imhof of the Elk County Historical Society and Rob Keith of the Brockway Historical Society over a period of several years. This short narrative documents the story of what is likely the first common-carrier railroad...