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Mission Statement

To discover, collect & preserve any material which will help to establish or illustrate the exploration, settlement, development and general history of the Ligonier Valley area. To disseminate historical information as a means of arousing interest in the past. To preserve historical buildings, monuments, markers (not cemetery markers) and other landmarks in Ligonier Valley for the education and enjoyment of present & future generations.

Description

  • Compass Inn Museum is an authentically restored 1799 stagecoach stop located along Route 30 in Laughlintown and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Sponsors Living History Weekends at the Compass Inn where artisans and re-enactors demonstrate 18th century and early 19th century skills.

  • Offers outstanding field trips at the Inn including hands on projects (also available during Children's Living History Weekend.)

  • Maintains several local abandoned cemeteries and preserves Laurel Hill Iron Furnace Located in New Florence.

  • Presents lectures covering people, places and events from the past to the present.

  • Maintains a records and documents room and a small local history library.

  • Hosts popular social events such as the holiday "Festival of Lights" & "Tastes of the Town" showcasing culinary delights of local eateries

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