Oil Heritage Region, Inc, Oil City, PA, USA

Pennsylvania Oil Heritage Region

Worked as sub-contractor to ICON Architecture to provide an interpretive planning review for the Update of Management Action Plan for the Oil Heritage Region.

Oil Region National Heritage Area is a federally designated National Heritage Area in the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The national heritage area commemorates and promotes the region surrounding Edwin Drake's oil well of 1859 near Titusville, which gave rise to the modern oil industry.

Edwin Laurentine Drake (March 29, 1819 – November 9, 1880), also known as Colonel Drake, was an American oil driller, popularly credited with being the first to drill for oil in the United States.

The national heritage area includes all of Venango County and a portion of Crawford County, including Titusville and Oil Creek Township. The Oil Region National Heritage Area was established by Public Law 108-447 in 2004. It is administered by the Oil Region Alliance.