The Faces of 90.5 WESA
Science & Technology
Sat September 8, 2012
Drake Oil Museum Get Facelift
In 1859, the country's first commercial oil well was drilled by Colonel Edwin Drake, near Titusville, north of Pittsburgh. Soon the country's first oil rush ensued. More than 150 years later, Pennsylvania has another kind of drilling boom at hand, this time for natural gas. And in the middle of this boom, one museum unveiled a new exhibit that wants us to take a good look back. The Allegheny Front's Reid Frazier went to Titusville for an up-close look at the Drake Well Museum, which tries to connect our energy past to our energy present and future.
Learn more about the museum, see additional pictures and listen to the story on the web site of our partner The Allegheny Front.