Oil City's Hasson Park will mark its 125th anniversary with a big celebration Saturday.

Oil City's Hasson Park will mark its 125th anniversary with a big celebration Saturday.

Oil City's Hasson Park will mark its 125th anniversary with a big celebration Saturday.

The City of Oil City is now collecting items from local businesses and nonprofits to put in a new time capsule.

The Oil City sesquicentennial celebration Sunday in Justus Park was a big hit, and a number of people who attended the event then stopped at the Venango Museum on Seneca Street to view new local history displays that are on exhibit.

Hundreds of people turned out to Justus Park in celebration of Oil City's 150 years of history that's "unique, noble and quirky" and to look forward to a "bright and promising future," as two of the speakers put it Sunday.

There were a couple of common sentiments shared among attendees at Oil City's 150th anniversary celebration at Justus Park on Sunday - a strong sense of community and an appreciation of where the city has been in its rich history and the possibilities moving forward.

Although temporarily sidetracked by the pandemic-related health directives, the Oil City 150 Committee is moving ahead with a schedule of events to celebrate the city's sesquicentennial.

The City of Oil City's 150-year anniversary celebration set for 2021 got off to a hefty start Tuesday as several residents signed on to help with the commemoration.

The City of Oil City, poised to celebrate its 150th anniversary next year, will launch its sesquicentennial planning efforts at a public meeting next week.