A Family's Keepsakes
During Fall 2012 and early Spring 2013, the Library hosted an exhibit featuring Katharine Elizabeth Pettit’s letters, photographs, papers and documents. Mrs. Pettit Beach (1890-1978) of Venango County, Pennsylvania, had the foresight to save things that many of us would and do discard every day.
The materials she saved provide a documentary of her family’s history and a glimpse into rural family life in the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibit was located on the 3rd floor of the Library.