Steamtown National Historic Site’s museum collection has begun a new journey – to cyberspace! The public can now search over 7,700 catalog records and 10,000 images including objects, archival and photographic materials related to railroading at the National ParkService Web Catalog by visiting the Park’s website at www.nps.gov/stea; click the Collections link in History & Culture. The Web Catalog is a searchable online database that provides access to thousands of records and images from the National Park Service (NPS) museum collections. NPS museum collections include diverse disciplines and have unique associations with park cultural and natural resources, eminent figures, and park histories. Online visitors can perform simple or advanced searches by keyword, park name, object name, people, places, and date. Visitors can also browse or search collection highlights and park summaries.
This project is an ongoing initiative of the NPS Museum Management Program. The records found in this database will vary in the level of detail, and records and images will be updated and added on a continued basis. As Steamtown NHS and other parks continue to process their museum collections, additional objects and documents will become accessible to the public.
Click here to check out nearly 8000 images from the Steamtown National Historic Site.