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Visitors to the museum are able to tour all the rooms on the home's first and second floors, in addition to the basement and Dr. Kerr's medical office. An accurate depiction of middle-class life between 1890 and 1910, the interior of the home is both beautiful and warm, giving visitors a tangible connection to life over 100 years ago. The Kerr house, commissioned by Dr. Kerr in 1897, stands as a fine example of a late nineteenth-century Queen Anne style home and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Committed to the community throughout their lives, Dr. Kerr provided medical care as a family physician and his daughter Virginia taught English in the Oakmont public schools for 42 years. Virginia Kerr never married and lived in the family home until her death in 1994. Virginia bequeathed her home to the Borough of Oakmont to be used in memory of her father. The Kerr Memorial Museum brings to life the middle-class experience at the dawn of the twentieth century.

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