Thompson to introduce Oil Region National Heritage Area Reauthorization Act

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U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson tomorrow will introduce federal legislation to recognize Northwestern Pennsylvania’s historic role in the founding of the petroleum industry.

The Oil Region National Heritage Area recognizes and celebrates the region’s historic role in the founding of the petroleum industry, beginning in 1859. Originally designated by Congress in 2004, Rep. Thompson’s bill would reauthorize this important National Heritage Area, which has had a significant impact on Venango and Crawford Counties’ economic development activities, through 2026.

If you would like to attend, the news conference will take place at the historic Tarbell House, which was the childhood home of legendary investigative journalist Ida Tarbell. ORA recently completed a full restoration of the home.

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