The Oil Region Alliance

Pennsylvania’s Oil Region is rich with history. It was within the Oil Region that, in 1859, Colonel Edwin Drake drilled the world’s first commercial oil well, initiating a chain of events that literally changed the world.

But that’s our history. Welcome to the future – your future. Welcome to the Oil Region Alliance, the designated lead tourism promotion agency for Venango County that also manages the assets of the federally-designated Oil Region National Heritage Area.

Tourism and heritage development work hand-in-hand to stimulate the economy of the Oil Region. So we provide opportunities for job creation as we enhance the quality of life in the place that accelerated history into the future. Whether you are starting, expanding or relocating your business, looking for a great place to live, or considering recreation and vacation opportunities, you are in the right place. Check out the Oil Region Alliance…History In Progress!

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DeBence Mini-Event

Nov 18, 2018, 01:30pm - Nov 18, 2018, 02:30pm

Noises Off

Nov 18, 2018, 07:30pm - Nov 18, 2018, 10:00pm

Christmas Display at Venango Museum

Nov 23, 2018, 10:00am - Dec 31, 2018, 04:00pm

Something More Saturdays

Nov 24, 2018, 10:00am - Nov 24, 2018, 03:00pm


Visit PA

Major Members

National Fuel
Venango County
Oil City
Clarion University, Venango
Franklin City