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 2014.
Our two buildings are on opposite sides of the Mansfield Free Public Library.

The History Center on Main Street
83 North Main Street
Mansfield PA 16933
Founded 2011
A 501c3 non-profit organization

570-250-9829
histcent83@gmail.com

Hours:
12 to 3 PM Tuesday through Thursday or by appointment

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

Tri--Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice founded 1996

Annual Membership levels:
    Individual $35.00
    Senior [over 65] $25.00
    Family      $50.00
    Student     $25.00
    Busiiness   $100.00
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 St. provided no goods or services in exchange for your contribution. Your contribution is deductible to the extent provided by law. The official registration and financial information of The History Center on Main St., may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
 

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 histcent83@gmail.com or 570-250-9829.

Statement of Purpose

The History Center on Main Street in Mansfield, Pa. has been established to collect, present , preserve and interpret the local history of Mansfield, Pa.  and the surrounding area. Among its collections are files, artifacts, and photographs of families, businesses, educational institutions, organizations and all other elements of the community from its beginning to its present. We also have a library of history and genealogy books including many by local authors and nearly full sets of local high school and college yearbooks.

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
 
 

March 2012

Meet the Author: Centenarian Chester P. Bailey of Mansfield

Dennis Miller of Mansfield University talks with Chester

Bits & Pieces by Chester P. Bailey
edited by Joyce M Tice

$20.00 at The History Center. Add $5.00 for mailing.

May 2013 - Mansfield's Brownies visit The History Center [above]
November 2012 - Mansfield's Girl Scouts visit The History Center 
and pose with the Dewey Collection [left]