The Columns Museum

The Columns Museum

Welcome to The Columns Museum, the home of the Pike County Historical Society!

This lovely neo-classical building houses exhibits of artwork and artifacts that work to preserve Pike County History. The building itself is a mansion built in 1904, housing 22 rooms and originally built as a summer home for wealthy Irish immigrant Dennis McLaughlin. The building has been used as a repository for Pike County artifacts and archives since 1930.

The exhibits you will find within center around the 'people, places, and happenings that have made Pike County's history so colorful and interesting', some examples of what you will see including the following:

  • Lincoln Flag
  • Gifford Pinchot and Pinchot Family
  • Charles Peirce
  • Chief Thundercloud
  • Schocopee Schoolhouse
  • Much More!

The museum offers group tours by appointment which can include Scavenger Hunts for History and other fun and educational programming geared for any age group. Take note that this museum is only open to the public from 1 pm to 4 pm Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. You can make a reservation by appointment on Thursdays and Fridays.