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The Greater Monessen Historical Society will resume their oral history program to preserve our ethnic and industrial heritage.

If anyone knows individuals who should be interviewed, please contact the museum. The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 AM until 3 PM.  Saturdays by appointment. The address is 505 Donner Avenue, Monessen, PA, 15062. The phone number is 724-684-8460.   Free admission. 

Founders Day Dinner Date Set

Mark your calendar! The annual Founders Day Dinner will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019. This year’s theme will be the 100th anniversary of the visit of William Howard Taft to Monessen. The meal will replicate the one served to the former president at the Pittsburgh Steel Company.

GMHS Spring Exhibit Focus on Sports

The Greater Monessen Historical Society’s Spring Exhibit in the Heritage Museum highlights Monessen professional athletes, Hall of Fame awardees, and the strong history of sports in the city. Hours are Wednesday through Friday from 10 AM to 3 PM and admission is always FREE!

Old Photos and Memorabilia Needed

This is what we are looking for. GMHS is seeking local photographs and memorabilia of the suffragettes. Next year’s theme will commemorate the 100th anniversary of women being able to vote in the 1920 Presidential election.   While doing spring cleaning, please keep the historical society on your mind. Save historical memorabilia and photos to donate or loan the Heritage Museum. Also, deposit copies of family genealogies for safe keeping. Ask the museum, before throwing away what may be historical material covering local history.

Become a GMHS Member

Individual memberships for the historical society are $15 a calendar year with family memberships being $20. Business memberships are $50. Membership is based on the calendar year of January through December and include four issues of the newsletter, “Valley Historian”.

Volunteers Needed

GMHS is looking for individuals willing to present a lecture or program on local history or families in 2019. If interested, please contact the museum.

Do you have talents to share? Do you have spare time? Do you want to give back to the community? Do you enjoy local history? If so, please consider joining our group and volunteering at the Museum. Call for details.

Visit the Museum Shoppe

The Heritage Museum is also home to the Museum Shoppe, which is filled with the area’s largest collection of ethnic cookbooks. They make great gifts. There are also many books and items dealing with local history that are for sale.

Follow Us 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!  

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