About : Museum Offerings : Lounge Area
Where Old Friends Meet.. New Friends
Blairstown's Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places due to its many well-preserved 19th-century buildings. The town is named in honor of former resident John Insley Blair (1802-1899); an American entrepreneur, railroad magnate, philanthropist and one of the 19th century's wealthiest men.
For over 175 years Blairstown's Historic District has been home to a variety of businesses where residents and visitors dine, shop, and conduct their affairs. All of this hustling and bustling can leave one weary and in need of a pleasant place to rest.
The Blairstown Museum's Lounge Area offers comfortable seating, subscription-based magazines, free mobile device charging stations, free Wifi Internet access, and a delightful and unobstructed view of Main Street. Often stated, it has become the new General Store, where neighbors meet to reminisce and visitors inquire on the latest events.
A Tisket, A Tasket
There isn't any doubt that being a parent is challenging. Children can become restless and lose focus or attention. We often see parents struggle with their little ones while visiting the museum and we can appreciate what they are experiencing. Now your children can play within sight while you enjoy the exhibits and shopping.
Within our Lounge Area, children may spend time playing with Mrs. Potato Head, Etch A Sketch, and even WollyWilly. We also offer Fidget Cubes. For kids that prefer to read, we have age appropriate books and jokes. For the safety of all, items are disinfected after each use.
This is just another way for us to make your time here more enjoyable. After all, this is a community museum.. your museum.
Small Space, Big Offerings
Main Street's cutest spot to enjoy a cup of coffee, read a magazine and charge your mobile device for free.
Access to 5,000+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s and a property database means we can help with your research.
We rotate our carefully planned exhibits every two-months in order to provide you with fresh historic content.
Every historic exhibit case has its own digital display and our Lounge Area has Digital Books for your enjoyment.
Support our efforts by purchasing items, many of which are supplied by local artists, crafters and farmers.
Providing visitors with free WiFi is another way to keep you connected to our growing online community.