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Volume 28 of Hidden Heritage, "Parochial Schools", is up! Read it now at oilregionlibraries.org/parochial-schools or pick up a print copy at the Oil City Library.Catholic education has a long history in Oil City as a result of efforts undertaken by hundreds of parishioners from five Catholic churches. Enrollment in Catholic schools within the city hit its zenith in 1959 when nearly one-fourth of the school age population within the Oil City School District was enrolled in the parochial schools.Hidden Heritage is currently sponsored by the Oil Region Alliance and Gates & Burns Realty. Thank you for supporting this important project! Want to be a sponsor? Email promotions@oilregionlibraries.org for more details. ... See MoreSee Less
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Look who is making a splash with her summer reading! She has completed her first 100 books on her journey to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Way to go! ... See MoreSee Less
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🚛 Touch-A-Truck returns to the Central Avenue Plaza this summer in Oil City! On Thursday, July 21st from 11am – 2pm, the Central Avenue Plaza will be closed to traffic and will instead be filled with all kinds of trucks, cars, and heavy equipment! Following a special Storytime inside the Oil City Library at 10am, kids can explore the trucks right outside and even meet some of the people who operate them. This event is sure to be a ton of fun for kids of all ages and is free to the public. It’s a great way to kick off the Oil Heritage Festival in Downtown Oil City. 🚑 ... See MoreSee Less
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  • Parochial Schools
    Parochial Schools

    Catholic education has a long history in Oil City as a result of efforts undertaken by hundreds of parishioners from five Catholic churches. Enrollment in Catholic schools within the city hit its zenith in 1959…

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  • Peaches & Parking Meters
    Peaches & Parking Meters

    Oil City’s unique history can come out in bits and pieces. The community can claim one-of-a-kinds, distinguished public servants, music accolades and a wide assortment of the ‘Did You Know?’ categories. Here’s a quick sampling…

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