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Johnson-Shaw Stereoscopic Museum

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Address: Meadville, PA
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A hidden gem in Meadville, PA.

I'm a history buff and have always liked stereoscopes. This filled the bill for both very nicely. You get to do some hands on history. The docent was very personable and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm a history buff and have always liked stereoscopes. This filled the bill for both very nicely. You get to do some hands on history. The docent was very personable and knowledgeable. The museums specialty is the Keystone View Company, which produced the stereoscope viewers, the photographic cards and other optical equipment. I was even able to buy parts to... More 

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are planning to visit Meadville PA, take time to visit the Johnson-Shaw Stereoscopic Museum located on Chestnut St. The exhibit and library displays a rich history of stereoscopic equipment produced at Keystone View Company which was located in Meadville. You will learn about those who started this company, their interest in creating a unique way of viewing photos,... More 

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have any interest in History or Photography - or ever found yourself delighted with the experience of Stereo Photography (either with a View-Master or even modern-day 3D applications), you will love visiting this quaint museum. Even the story of the museum itself is highly engaging - the preservation of industrial equipment and artifacts through the dedication of former... More 

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Your visit to the Johnson-Shaw Stereoscopic Museum won't take long but if you enjoy history it will be an hour or so well spent. Well thought out displays will guide you through the making of and educational/recreational use of Stereoviews from the Keystone View Company.

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