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The Monessen Historical sSociety announced the following events.

Membership Renewal

The Greater Monessen Historical Society membership renewal and fund campaign letters for the 2018 year will soon be in the mail. Individual memberships are $15 per year. A family membership is $20, with a business membership being $50.

Seeking Photos

The Society is looking for photos of old Monessen Christmas scenes. Photos can be dropped off at the Heritage Museum to be scanned or emailed to monessen@verizon.net. The Society is also still seeking photos of the Washington and Linden Elementary Schools.

Autumn Exhibit               

The Autumn Exhibit at the Monessen Heritage Museum is called “Treasures from the Archives,” It showcases individual panels such as “Presidential visits”, the life of Colonel Schoonmaker, river transportation, firefighting history, early baseball, local art, radios, and the burning of the second Monessen High School. The display will be open through the end of the year during regular business hours.

Colonel Schoonmaker Birthday Bash

The Board of Directors wish to thank everyone who attended and supported the Colonel Schoonmaker Birthday Bash. The annual fundraiser dinner was a big success. Photos are available on Facebook and the webpage.

Welcome, Santa!

The Historical Society will welcome Santa at Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center on Saturday, December 2, 2017 and sponsor free photos with the jolly old man, which will be mailed to the recipient. Check Facebook for further details and times.

Other News

The Monessen Heritage Museum will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017 for the observance of Thanksgiving Day.

The Greater Monessen Historical Society has a Twitter account. Follow us at @MonessenHistory. We are also on Facebook and have over 3000 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 a.m. until 3 p.m. The address is 505 Donner Avenue, Monessen. The phone number is 724-684-8460. Admission is free.

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