Step through the doors of this magnificent mansion, formerly a private residence, and be transported back to a quieter era. Exhibits include the famous “bloody Lincoln Flag,” which is believed to have cushioned the dying president’s head after he was shot at Ford’s Theater in April of 1865. Civil War artifacts, historic farm tools and firearms, Native American artifacts, the Hiawatha stagecoach, vintage gowns and uniforms, photo albums and period letters, musical instruments and kitchenware are all on display, as well as special seasonal exhibits. Also exhibited is a room dedicated to Pike County resident Charles Sanders Pierce, mathematician, scientist and founder of “pragmatism.”
The genealogical archives of the museum offer extensive materials through which information can be found about the folks who settled in Pike County and nearby areas.
The bloody Lincoln Flag
Charles Sanders Peirce
The Hiawatha Stagecoach
(exhibited within the porte-cochere of the museum)
18th and 19th century Vintage Clothing Collection
The Schocopee Schoolhouse archive
Genealogy – Extensive catalogue of Pike County residents
Books, Art, Artifacts & Photograph Collections
Located at The Columns, 608 Broad Street in Milford, Pennsylvania, the Society
welcomes visitors to the museum during regularly scheduled hours, 1:00 to 4:00
p.m., Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday (April 1st to June 30th), (September 1st
to November 30th) and Wednesday - Sunday (July 1st to August 31st). Visitation
by groups is encouraged, and hours are also available by appointment. The Columns
offers school programming that can be geared to all age groups; outreach programs
are also available. Admission is $3.00 for adults and $.50 for kids.
For information please call 570-296-8126.