Preserving Butler's History for Future Generations
Open the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10am - 2pm
There is no admission fee and we are Handicapped Accessable.
Step inside the Butler Museum housed in the historic red New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad Station, and explore this area’s fascinating history from every angle. Learn about Butler’s important influence on Thomas Edison, the Statue of Liberty and the rubber industry, while also exploring the personal stories of its residents.
Situated on the upper end of Main Street, the Museum has been located in the former train station since 1976. Featured exhibits on the American Rubber Company, Edison and Lady Liberty, are housed with displays on the fire department, railroad, military, home life, schools, churches, telephones, and others. The Museum has a collection of vintage postcards, photos, and Butler High School (“The Nugget”) yearbooks from 1921 to the present. There are also many business journals, family histories, and cemetery records.
The Museum building was built in 1888, The Borough of Butler was founded on March 13, 1901. The Museum was renovated from 2011-2014, and rededicated on April 17, 2016. The Museum is listed on the State and National Registry of Historic Places.
If you are interested in history, the all-volunteer Museum Committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 pm. Members of the public are always welcome. Please contact the Museum at 973-838-7222 for further information.