The Union City Historical Society is an organization dedicated to the preservation and care of all materials which is deemed to be historically relevant and which relate to the history of Union City, PA, and its surrounding townships, and boroughs in Southern Erie County, PA. The Union City Museum was opened for visitors in September of 1964. It came about because of the dream of a few citizens who wanted to preserve the history of their town. In the beginning, there were only a few artifacts that were on display in the window of the old Legion building. Articles began to pour in and the inventory grew to 1,000 items in the next year. A building fund raiser was started and soon the former Legion building became the Union City Historical Museum. The present day, nearly 60 years later, finds all three stories and an attached garage displaying more than 13,000 artifacts. They cover nearly every subject imaginable and include uniforms and arms dating back as far as the Civil War. The garage houses an 1875 hand crafted horse-drawn hearse as well as an antique fire engine.
We also publish a great historical newsletter Peak at the Past, which is pulled from past newspaper articles of historical interest. You can get a copy at local merchants or mailed to you. See our membership application to join.
Organized in the interest of preserving history, both architectural and ancestral. We have a wealth of information on genealogical, historical, and contact information all within the walls of our museum. This will help you along with your genealogical or historical journey. Accessing family histories, photographs, maps, newspapers, vital records, yearbooks and more can be found through the Historical Society. We have been collecting, preserving, storing, and displaying our collection that is over 150 years old.
Come take a look! You’ll be amazed by what you find.
Our Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. We are solely staffed by local community volunteers. They are highly motivated to make your experience at the Museum one of a kind.
Board of Directors:
Linda Geer, President
Rob Willert, Vice President
Ginny Wetmore, Treasurer
Anna Gruber, Secretary