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Butler County Heritage Center

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Butler County Heritage Center

Location Details

PHONE: 724-283-8116
ADDRESS: 119 W. Newcastle St.
Butler, PA 16001
HOURS: phone ahead
COST: Adult, $5; Youth (ages 5-17), $2; Child (under 5), free

Description

Opened to the public in 1995, Butler County’s comprehensive museum showcases the area’s industrial achievements and historical treasures, including exhibits of the Pullman-Standard railcar factory, the history of Armco Steel and the oil industry. A special attraction is the original Bantam “Jeep,” the prototype of the four-wheel-drive military vehicle used throughout World War II, which was invented in Butler. The permanent collection also includes an original Bantam Hollywood convertible sports car. Children will enjoy the Jay Bee Circus, a masterpiece 10’x 14’ miniature circus created over 20 years by Butler artist Jimmy Bashline, complete with a hand-carved elephant that squirts bystanders with water from its trunk, girls who walk the tightrope, and a model train that circles the perimeter of the display.

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