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flGrice Clearfiffiifi eld Community museum Story & Photoz: Blue Star Bud

Grice Clearfield Community Museum is located on 119 North 4th Street, in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, and is a non-profit organization. Blue Star Bud recently visited the museum and came back with photos of their collection. They have two of our favorite things...cars and mounts! They have over seventy antique and classic cars from the early 1900’s to today’s specialty cars owned by the Grice’s and other area residents. Hundreds of trophy game animals and fish harvested by many hunters around the world adorn the floor and walls of the museum. The Grice Business History started with Scoot’s Uncle Tom Grice’s small gas station on North 3rd Street in 1945. Scoot regards his Uncle Tom as the greatest man that ever lived. Tom opened the gas station in 1945 and closed it in 1954 due to a heart attack. In 1955 Scoot, a veteran of the Korean Conflict, and his wife Janet re-opened the station. Scoot ran the station during the day and worked nightshift at a brickyard. In 1962 Scoot and Janet expanded the station to accompany the growing side business of gun sales. This led to some custom rifle building which further established the gun business. In 1962 the pumps were removed and the entire building was turned into Grice Gun Shop. 1970 brought an expansion of the gun shop to a second floor and extended the shop out to the sidewalk. It evolved into one of the largest gun shops in Pennsylvania. In 1985 a new building was built at 216 Reed St. which doubled the size of Grice Gun Shop and housed a new business, Grice Wholesale, which services other firearms dealers in all 50 states. In 1988 Scoot and Janet turned most of the management operation over to their only child, Tom and his wife Brenda Grice. In 1994 Scoot and Janet Grice Constructed and donated the Grice Clearfield Community Museum, a “Non Profit Organization” on 4th and Pine St. Only through hard work, long days, dedicated employees and loyal customers did Scoot and Janet achieve their dream, owning one of the largest gun shops in the United States. Located on 119 North 4th Street, in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. Address is: P.O. Box 1028, Clearfield, PA 16830 814-768-7332 or 814-768-7892

OPEN

Memorial Day Weekend thru September 30 Monday thru Saturday: 10:00am till 4:00pm Sunday: Noon till 4:00pm October: Saturdays and Sundays ONLY: Noon till 4pm

Blue Star Bud Penny White Museum Guide!

CLOSED

November 1 thru Friday before Memorial Day

www.gricemuseum.com

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