Sayre Historical Society

April thru December
Wednesday 5 to 7 PM
Saturday 10AM to 4 PM
Sunday 12 to 3 PM beginning December 2 to 23
Tours by appointment.
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Sayre Historical Society opening with new exhibit on press photographs on Saturday, April 5th. The exhibit on press photographs focuses on some of the hundreds of photographs donated to the Sayre Historical Society. The photographs in the Carl Shay Collection cover subjects ranging from high school sports to local dignitaries, children, pets, fires and more. As the chief photographer for the Evening Times for almost 20 years until he left in 1998, Carl Shay seemed to be everywhere.
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Celebration at the Station on Wednesday, May 14.
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Then Now


Opening for the 2014 season on April 5th!

What's Happening

Caboose is now on display at the SHS Museum!

Railroad Symposium - Saturday, October 12 ...more

SUCCESS STORY--Society and Museum partner for energy effiency and weatherization upgrades
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"…a busy little city nestling ‘midst the Blue Ridge Hills…"Sayre Alma Mater
SAYRE, located along the north central Pennsylvania-New York border traces its name to Robert Heysham Sayre and its location and early development to visionary Howard Elmer.

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Thank you for your continued support.

A Piece of Our History ...see book & purchase details
Black Diamond Express
Sayre - Postcard History