During the unexpected closure of businesses and non-essential organizations, we are not physically in the Vicary Mansion. Brenda is working remotely from home on reports and answering phone calls and queries. If there is something that you need, please phone the office (724-774-1848) or e-mail (bchrlf@bchrlf.org). If you are bored at home, use this time to search for the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic on YouTube or via computer search engines. You will see that there are many similarities between 1918 and our current situation.

Newest Book for Sale


BCHRLF’s newest book, What Did That Sign Say? by Roger Applegate discusses the stories behind the historical markers of Beaver County, Pennsylvania. It costs $34.95 and is available at the Vicary Mansion, 1235 3rd Ave., Freedom, weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or on Amazon. It’s a great way to support BCHRLF, your Beaver County historical society.

Timeline of Beaver County History NOW AVAILABLE




Strolling Through Time: A Chronology of Beaver County, PA, History to 2016 compiled by Roger Applegate.


Copies can be purchased for $19.95 +tax at the Vicary Mansion, 1235 Third Avenue, Freedom, PA 15042, during our hours of operation or events. Call 724-775-1848 for more information.


Purchase your copy of the exclusive comprehensive timeline of Beaver County history through the present year. This is a MUST HAVE reference book for the bookshelves of all Beaver County history enthusiasts and will be utilized for years to come as the go-to standard for all researchers looking to get an account of our county’s history.



• The father of one of the First Ladies of the United States was from Hookstown?
• A young man from Beaver accompanied Admiral Byrd on his Antarctic Expedition in 1939?
• The United States Army Air Force had a secret aviation fuel storage facility in Potter Township?
• The “World’s Strongest Upside Down Man” was from Midland?
• Daylight Savings Time was invented by a Center Township resident?
• An Aliquippa native became the first African-American president of the NCAA?
• A future President of the United States nearly drowned in a local canal accident?
• The legendary “Johnny Appleseed” planted trees in the county?
• The town of Koppel was seized by the Federal Government and sold during WWI?
• The date that your town, township or borough was established?