We are located in The Neal House at 83 N. Main Street. [right in
photo] We will also expand into the 1849 Church [left in photo] in Spring
Our two buildings are on opposite sides of the Mansfield Free Public Library.
The History Center on Main StreetFounded 2011
83 North Main Street
Mansfield PA 16933
A 501c3 non-profit organization
Visit us on Facebook at The History Center on Main Street
Take the tour - August 2012 Conversations with Dennis Miller
Founder and Executive Director, Joyce M. Tice
|Annual Membership levels:
Senior [over 65] $25.00
|Consider a Memorial or Honorarium donation
for a classmate, friend, relative or favorite teacher
Send an email to histcent83@gmail to let me know details of membership or memorial donation
Donations and Memberships are tax-deductible [501c-3]
The History Center on Main Street operates
in two locations. Our main location is at 83 North Main Street, formerly
the Neal Family home and doctor's office. It is a 1917 Sears-Roebuck House.
Our other location at 61 North Main Street, is the original Methodist Church
built in 1849. Our holdings include business memorabilia of the greater
Mansfield area, a history-genealogy library, extensive family files in
our genealogy room, and tens of thousands of photos and postcards arranged
in albums and in movie version or in computer slide shows to view at your
own pace. The story of Mansfield and surrounding townships, its people
and places, is told through pictures, articles, books and photos. Our auditorium
is available for community meetings. Our regular hours are noon to 3 PM
T,W,Th. We are also open by appointment for out of town guests or organizational
meetings. We also have a lecture series open to the public. We welcome
memberships and donations to support our operation. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Statement of Purpose
The core of the present collections is from a private unincorporated museum established by Joyce M. Tice in 2003. Relocating to Mansfield from rural Sullivan Township enables us to build on the collections and make them more accessible to the community. During the past year and a half, with volunteer help, we have been engaged in organizing and cataloguing the existing collections and presenting them in displays that visitors can view. This includes albums, display cases, posters and digital slide shows. We use Past Perfect museum management software which tracks items, donors, and status.
News November 1, 2013, Joyce has purchased the 1849 church on the corner of N.Main and Elmira Street for the use of The History Center. It is the oldest church and one of the oldest buildings in Mansfield. It was the original Methodist church.
We have in July 2013 installed a wheelchair lift for handicap access. This is the final step in opening officially.
Grand Opening event October 4th and 5th 2013.
Tom Wierbowski, Joyce M. Tice & Chester Bailey cut the ribbon at
the October Open House
Meet the Author: Centenarian Chester P. Bailey of Mansfield
Dennis Miller of Mansfield University talks with Chester
Bits & Pieces by Chester P. Bailey
$20.00 at The History Center. Add $5.00 for mailing.