The Oil City area’s hidden heritage is one filled with ingenuity, largesse, culture and so much more. The city’s incredible success was fueled by great wealth and exceptional talent. Much of our heritage, though, is unknown to many of us. The Oil City Heritage Society and the Oil City Library believe our city’s legacy should be shared and enjoyed. To that end, we will share our community’s stories and pictures on our Hidden Heritage blog. Stay tuned for historic as well as quirky entries that tell our history.

East End Redevelopment

Not since the Great Fire and Flood of 1892 had the City of Oil City embarked on such a major project

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Siverly, one of Oil City’s most unique neighborhoods, was the last one to give up its independence

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So You’ve Landed a Headquarters Job…

Oil City was in the national news on April 10, 1984, and the local reaction was anything but

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The Jewish Community

  Oil City once claimed a large and thriving Jewish population with dozens of families living in

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Rich and Famous

Many Oil City residents earned high recognition as well as enormous wealth. Others, meanwhile, have

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Quirky Links to Oil City

Oil City and the surrounding area luxuriated in wealth gained from the booming oil and gas

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Oil Well Supply

Oil Well Supply, located in a sprawling plant in Oil City’s Siverly neighborhood, was one of the

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The Winter Midway Plaisance

The Oil City Relief Association and city hall teamed up in December 1894 for a week-long celebration

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