FAQ

Sturgeon House – Open House Hours

Currently we do not have regular open hours.  To tour the house or to research, please call 814 474-5855 and leave a message.

Please see our Events Calendar for detailed listings.

Membership meetings:
Third Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
Months to be announced.

Memorial Weekends:
Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m., Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Christmas Open House:
1st  full weekend (Saturday and Sunday) in December:
Saturday hours – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday hours – Noon to 4 p.m.
Membership meetings feature programs of an historical nature.  Meetings are open to the public.

Visitors are very welcome.

Do You Charge Admission?

Admission to the Sturgeon House is free.

What Does It Mean To Be On “The National Register”?

The National Register is a listing of historic properties, sites, districts, etc.

A structure can be on this listing for one of three reasons:

  • An unusual event occurred there (example: George Washington slept there)
  • Unusual architecture
  • The importance of the building’s owner to the community

The Sturgeon House qualifies on two of these categories – it is a “salt box,” which generally has the main door on the high side.

The main door of the Sturgeon House in on the narrow side, there is a recessed porch on the low side and there is no door on the high side; and, the house was built for a Sturgeon by his brother.

The family was one of the first to settle in the area, which was called Sturgeonville for a time.

The Sturgeon House is a Blue Star Museum. What does that mean?

The Sturgeon House is proud to be listed as a Blue Star Museum

This is a listing that must be updated every year. 

What it means is that we offer free admission to all active service members and their families. 

Actually, our admission is free to everyone, but we especially want our service men and women to know that we encourage and appreciate their visits, as well as the visits their families make.