Friends of Drake Well, Inc.

About Friends of Drake Well, Inc.

Drake Well Museum and Park chronicles the birth and development of the petroleum industry in Pennsylvania as well as its growth into a global enterprise.

The museum's 240-acre site features a board-for-board replica of Edwin L. Drake’s engine house built around the National Historic Landmark well, operating oil field machinery, 12,000 square feet of interior exhibits and the largest artifact and archival collection focused on the birth of the modern petroleum industry. Drake Well Museum and Park also boasts two satellite heritage sites, Historic Pithole City (Pennsylvania's legendary oil boomtown) and McClintock Well #1.

In addition to engaging and experiential indoor/outdoor learning environments, our three historic sites offer an abundance of year-round recreational opportunities. Come enjoy paved bike trails, delayed harvest fly fishing in Oil Creek, modern picnic facilities, hiking trails, a neighboring 9,000-acre state park and more.


Curatorial Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Titusville, PA
“While being in this position, I got to learn and experience a field in which I was very interested in, and to practice some of the skills I have learned while obtaining my undergraduate degree. Those in charge made it a priority to teach me the many skills needed for this work such as collections management and cataloging. Like-wise, I got to learn so much about the most influential event in Pennsylvania's history: the birth of the modern oil industry. I am incredibly grateful for my experience working at Drake Well Museum and Park.”

Educational Outreach Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Titusville, PA
“I enjoyed the opportunity I had to travel to different events in Western Pennsylvania, but my favorite part of the whole experience was all of the people I met. This internship provided me with a strong professional connection for the education field, and for the museum/history field. This internship opened my eyes to the different opportunities there are for educators outside the traditional classroom setting.”
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