- Last Updated on Saturday, 01 December 2018 19:06
The Greater Monessen Historical Society is located at 505 Donner Ave in Monessen. The Heritage Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. For any questions or additional information, please call 724-684-8460 or visit the website at www.monessenhistoricalsociety.com.
Don’t forget to shop at the Museum Shoppe operated by the Greater Monessen Historical Society at 505 Donner Avenue. We have the largest collection of ethnic cookbooks in the area and many other great gift ideas for the holiday season.
Holiday and Winter Hours
The Monessen Heritage Museum will close on December 22, 2018 and remain closed until January 9, 2019 to give our dedicated volunteers a well-deserved vacation. Beginning in January and lasting until mid-March, the Museum will not be open on Saturdays, except by special appointment. Also, if planning to visit during the week, please call ahead to make sure someone is on duty, as our regular hours are weather permitting only.
Holiday Party – December 8
The annual Greater Monessen Historical Society Holiday Party will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 11 AM until 2 PM. Stop by to see old friends and view the exhibits.
Memberships cover the expenses of keeping the museum open and preserving local history. Gift memberships make great gifts! Individual memberships are $15 a calendar year with family memberships being $20. Business memberships are $50.
Do you have talents to share? Do you have spare time? Do you want to give back to the community? Do you enjoy history? If so, please consider joining our group and volunteering at the Museum. Call for details.
In Search of a Model Builder
The Historical Society is also searching for interested individuals who are able to create models of well-known Monessen buildings that can be displayed inside the Monessen Heritage Museum.
Monessen’s African American History
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. The Historical Society is looking for: ledger books, society minute books, membership lists of organizations, church bulletins, funeral prayer cards, advertising items for local businesses, photos of ethnic celebrations, photos of religious celebrations, photos of old businesses, photos of schools, photos of industries, event programs, and family genealogies.
Check Us Out 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.