• Mrs. Pifer’s Silver Pan

    I cannot remember when, but I distinctly recall Mom had acquired a large, silver colored pan. I suppose it was about 24” in diameter and about 10” deep. I can still see her coming out of the garden with that pan; overloaded with peas, beans, and onions.


    My grandmother, Francis Schwab Murray, married in 1915 and she and my grandfather, Riley Murray lived in Cameron County their …

  • An Amazing Attitude of Gratitude

    May 14th, 2021. A special day for 2 reasons. 1) My Nana and Pappy began their lifelong marriage on this …

  • Have you read the story of Puddles?

    The 1 year anniversary of our children’s book is coming up in July 2021.  The book is so popular and …

The Zen of Cameron County, Pennsylvania

From One Generation to the Next, Emporium has a Rich Legacy in Her People

Thank you Rob Bennett for the pictures of Emporium buildings and thank you and your family for keeping up with taking care of our hometown.

Cathy Straub’s Photography of Wildlife is a Magnificent Talent.

Thank you to Cathy and all the Hometown Mentors who live in and care for the beautiful nature, wild life and for those who maintain the serenity of our hometown, sheltered in the heart of the Endless Mountains.

Sarah Nolan is a Marine (Retired) who has adopted Emporium as one of her hometowns.

Thank you Sarah for your pictures of the beauty that you found on the rivers and in the mountains of Cameron County, PA.




We are a registered 501(c)3 charity, focused on the PRESERVATION of our hometown, memories of our mentors and awareness of the COMMUNITY around us

Meet the Volunteers