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Dedicated to the preservation of the history of southwestern Pennsylvania, the South Park Historical Society (SPHS) is located in South Park Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

The SPHS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation run by volunteers. For information regarding our programs, events, museum tours, or other topics, please visit our website at http://www.southparkhistoricalsociety.com or you can e-mail us at TheSouthParkHistoricalSociety@gmail.com.

Presentation on the Inca Ruins of Peru

This month, you don’t even have to leave the south hills of western Pennsylvania to journey through the ancient Incan ruins in Peru. Join the South Park Historical Society for a night of fun and exploration on Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. as its Guest Speaker Series welcomes Leonard Marraccini. Mr. Marraccini will be presenting The Mystical Inca Ruins of Peru. Members and non-members are welcome.

The South Park Historical Society Museum is open!

Located at the corner of the Port Authority Park-n-Ride lot at 6425 Pleasant Street, the South Park Historical Society Museum showcases South Park’s rich traditions and captivating history like you’ve never seen them before. We have procured, studied and cared for one of the area’s most unique collections, which includes exhibits of local mining memorabilia, railroad photos and artifacts; plus a look back at South Park schools through the decades and much more.

Stop by and visit! The museum is open to the public on the following days and times:

  • Saturday, November 9: 12 noon to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 14: 12 noon to 2 p.m.

Become a member of the South Park Historical Society today

Do you like a good story with complex characters and dramatic events? Binge-worthy tales with humor, heartbreak, heroes, anti-heroes, romance and villains? Well, you don’t need a subscription to Netflix or Hulu to find these compelling stories. Some of the most compelling stories you’ll ever hear are true, local and can be found by digging through history.

The South Park Historical Society is dedicated to preserving our local history and bringing some of the most fascinating stories to life each month with its Guest Speaker Series. South Park Historical Society members also get free admission to the Heinz History Center!

You are invited to become a member today!

  • Individual memberships are $15.
  • Family memberships are $20.
  • Senior membership (65 and over) are $10.
  • Student memberships are $5.

To become a member, visit the Historical Society’s website at www.southparkhistoricalsociety.com. Also be sure to like the Historical Society on Facebook at facebook.com/southparkhistoricalsociety.

SPHS Holiday Gift Ideas!

The South Park Historical Society has two great books that you are sure to enjoy. ‘Historic Snowden Township – South Park Township’ and ‘History of Allegheny County’s South Park Farm Lands to Park Lands’ are on sale. Get your copies today! The cost of each book is $20 (tax included) and can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. for an additional $3.25. To order one or both books, call 412-835-9529 or 412-655-4104. These books can also be purchased at the South Park Township Library.

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