Preserving the past… Enriching the future

Beaver Station Cultural & Event Center is now open. Beaver Station opened in late 2015 and in 2016 hosted over 8,000 visitors and 110 events ranging from public art classes and lectures to nonprofit fund raisers, business functions, wedding receptions and other family celebrations.

In the planning stages since early 2011, Beaver Station’s restoration is now complete. The waiting room has been returned to its original grandeur and transformed into the elegant 2,500 sq. ft. 1897 Event Center. Occupying the station’s 6,000 sq. ft. lower level Cultural Center are the Beaver Area Heritage Museum’s ever growing Collections & Research Center, the Beaver County Genealogy & History Center and two multi use meeting rooms.

In the spring of 2016 Beaver Station received a prestigious state wide community enhancement award from the PA Secretary of Community and Economic Development.

Later in 2016 we added a large awning on the popular track side courtyard and reconstructed the original front entrance Porte Cochere removed in 1933. We also installed privacy fencing around the service entrance and a Third Street train canopy sign and nearby garden. In early 2017 we completed the unique Event Lawn Belvedere, a bandstand like outdoor venue repurposed from the turret roof of a nearby, now razed 1890 mansion. In the months, ahead we will install donor appreciation plaques and attractive and educational panels outlining our county’s rich history, developed in cooperation with the Beaver County Historical Research & Landmarks Foundation. Visit our Facebook page for regular updates.

We are pleased to announce that a fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation has recently awarded Beaver Station a challenge grant of $50,000 for its last mile funding needs. All new and unrestricted gifts up to $100,000 will be eligible for a 50% match. Should you wish to donate $1,000 or more your gift can be recognized on permanent donor plaques to be installed in 2017. The donor plaques and categories are shown below. New investors are encouraged to join with over 350 donors to help us preserve the past and enrich the future here in Beaver County.

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