Fort Mason Historical Society and Museum
|The Fort Mason Historical Society was formed in 1988 to
establish an historical museum in Masontown. This museum would
preserve the many historic treasures, which rapidly were
disappearing from the town.
In 1992, the Society purchased a Masontown house at 548 North
Main Street, the former home and medical office of Dr. Edgar
Wells and his family.
The Society arranged rooms in the museum with
antiques received from the community and from members, featuring life in
the early 1900's.
||A complete kitchen, dining room, bedroom, schoolroom,
and sewing room reflect this time period. In addition, there is a
partial living room; an industrial room displaying farming,
manufacturing, and mining implements; a complete physicians examining
room and office; a miscellaneous area; and a library with numerous
books, newspapers, photographs and genealogical records.
The library is also used as a meeting room for
the Society which meets at 7:00 p.m. the third Thursday of each month,
with the exceptions of November and December. Officers are selected each
The foremost goal of the society is the constant care
of the museum. Continuous work is done to acquire funds to meet this
goal through memberships, donations, memorials, grants and fund-raisers.
A newsletter, newspaper articles and Open House events inform others of
Guided museum tours begin the first Saturday of June
and continue until Labor Day. These are from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. on
Saturdays and Sundays; however, special arrangements can be made for
tours at other times by calling 724-583-8849. Be sure to visit this
unique Masontown Museum.