Since its founding in 1908, the Museum has amassed a significant collection, building upon Dr. Everhart’s vision for the Museum as a regional community resource. The collections continues to grow primarily through gifts.
The Art collection includes paintings by both American and European artist, with an emphasis on work created by artists with ties to Northeastern Pennsylvania. This collection also includes works on paper; decorative arts, including an extensive collection of Dorflinger Glass; and American Folk Art.
Over the years the Museum has amassed a collection of works from around the world. This includes works from Native American sources, pre-Columbian and south American objects, as well as material from Africa, China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Korea and Tibet.
The Museum was founded by Dr. Everhart primarily due to his fascination with ornithology. As a result, the Museum has the most extensive collection of birds in the Northeastern Pennsylvania region. The natural history collection also contains animals, rocks, fossils, minerals, plant specimens, shell, coral and a few wet specimens. In 1920, less than 20 years after the founding of the Museum, the collection contained more than 2,300 bird specimens, 50 fish, 400 mammals, 150 reptiles, 35 amphibians, 2,100 botanical specimens, 25,000 shells, 300 fossils, and 800 minerals.
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