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The following events were announced by the Monessen Historical Society.

 

Fundraising Dinner/Dance Set for October

A fundraising dinner/dance for the Monessen Historical Society will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Jozwiak Hall in the St. Vincent DePaul Society building on Grand Blvd.  The theme will be “The Armistice and the end of the Great War”.  Guests are encouraged to dress in costume from the time period of the World War I, which saw the creation of the new nations of Poland, the First Czecho-Slovak Republic and the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.  Tickets are available at the Heritage Museum for a donation of $30. The menu will feature Slavic foods.

 

Autumn Exhibit at the Heritage Museum

“Monessen 120” is the name of the autumn exhibit at the Monessen Heritage Museum that salutes the one hundred and twentieth anniversary of the founding of the town in September of 1898. It features select displays highlighting interesting items and photographs from the past 120 years.  A special section will pay tribute to the one hundred and tenth anniversary of the birth of Monessen Mayor, Hugo Parente.  Also, displays will be added in the fall featuring Lou and Jim Manderino, who rose to the highest ranks of Pennsylvania state government. 

 

Seeking Artifacts, Photos, and Memorabilia Documenting Monessen African American Community

The Historical Society is researching the history of Monessen’s African American community. If anyone has photographs, memorabilia, and items related to Monessen’s African American community, please consider loaning or donating them to the Heritage Museum.

 

Historic Reenactors Needed

The Historical Society is looking for individuals interested in becoming historic reenactors.  Inquire at the Heritage Museum or speak to any board member. 

 

Follow the GMHS on Social Media!

The Greater Monessen Historical Society has a Twitter account.  Follow us at @MonessenHistory.  We are also on Facebook and have over 3,000 followers worldwide!  We can be located on Facebook under “Greater Monessen Historical Society”.  See our latest events, news and photos of previous events.  Google us and find our webpage filled with all the necessary information to visit, donate, join or learn about us! 

 

The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  Admission is always free.  The address is 505 Donner Avenue, Monessen, PA, 15062. Call 724-684-8460 for more information. 

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