Oil Region National Heritage Area | The Valley that Changed the World


What to do

There is always so much to do in each of our communities. We recommend you check their calendars and Facebook pages (on the links below) for upcoming events on specific dates. For an overview of activities in the Oil Region, please check out our Festivals & Events.


Venango County

Oil City



Oil Region Alliance Events

Jan 22
Congressman “G.T.” Thompson’s Vision 2020: Building on Success Tour

Join the Congressman for lunch and hear his presentation for 2020. Wanango Country Club. Noon. Reservations required by January 20. ealtomare@oilregion.org


Oct 12
Coal Oil Johnny Public Open House

Guided tours will be given of this ca. 1850 house constructed prior to the region’s oil boom. Learn about the history of its occupants, including the region’s “prodigal son” John Washington “Coal Oil Johnny” Steele. Re-enactors will portray historic characters and select books will be available for sale. Light refreshments will be on site. More info here.


Oct 2
Tarbell House – Crawford Gives Day

On the first inaugural Crawford Gives Day, please consider making a donation to the Oil Region Alliance to benefit maintenance, operations, and programs at the Tarbell House. To give on October 2, please visit our unique link on the Crawford Gives website. Online donations made by credit card are eligible for match provided by Acutec Precision Aerospace, Inc. All donations are tax-deductible, and donors can split their donations between multiple organizations.

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