The Blairstown Museum's mission is to acquire and collect; research and document; protect and preserve; and exhibit and promote the unique history and heritage of the Township of Blairstown for the benefit of residents and visitors. Founded by the Iurato family and managed by a group of dedicated individuals, the Museum is housed in a 19th century building, known as the last remaining structure of "Roy's Row".
As the only general history and cultural 501(c)(3) non-profit museum in the Township of Blairstown, the Blairstown Museum cares for thousands of items which illustrate the history of the township and its inhabitants, including former resident and founder John Insley Blair. In an effort to help foster heritage tourism throughout the region, our collections are used to interpret the area's history through permanent and changing exhibits and to educate the public about our history through programs, resource materials and events.
Blairstown Museum staff members are charged with providing professional care to the collection, employing standards established by the American Alliance of Museums for the storage, care and exhibit of artifacts in its custody. Historic exhibits are on display on a rotating basis throughout the year. We are committed to expanding the digital display of our collection, in a manner that makes it available as a teaching tool for students, teachers and historians.
The Blairstown Museum offers:
- Permanent and changing exhibitions;
- Historic walking and trolley tours;
- Community events and public programs;
- Lounge area with free mobile device charging station;
- Access to historic documents and research assistance;
- Souvenir shop which features many local vendors;
- The Belle, Blairstown's first trolley;
- Warren County’s first Little Free Library;
- Letters for Santa mailbox (Nov 1st – Dec 25th); and
- Free uninterrupted Wi-Fi for our guests.
On October 21, 2017 John Insley Blair was posthumously inducted into the Warren County Hall of Fame. The Blairstown Museum humbly accepted the award on Mr. Blair’s behalf. The WCHF Award, Framed Photo, Congressional Recognition Certificate and Inductee Pin will remain on permanent display next to the John Insley Blair bust, which graciously adorns our exhibition space.
We warmly welcome you to visit the Blairstown Museum during our regular hours of operation. Admission is free, donations are greatly appreciated. Please support our efforts by making a donation today. As a 501(C)(3) organization, donations to the Blairstown Museum are tax-deductible.
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