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Christmas Spirit in our Home Town -- "By Paul Chasko Once again in 2018, our Finleyville and Union Township ..." -- 29 December 2018
McMurray VFW Auxiliary Helps For The Holidays! -- "McMurray VFW Auxiliary Helps with Holiday Gifting for Children and Overseas ..." -- 28 December 2018
Peters Township Recreation Center Upcoming ... -- "The Peters Township Recreation Center, located at 700 Meredith Drive, Venetia, ..." -- 28 December 2018
South Park Women’s Club Meeting Jan. 21 -- "The South Park Women's Club (SPWC) will be meeting on Monday January 21, 2019." -- 28 December 2018
AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers Available in the South ... -- "AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will help prepare 2018 income tax returns for people ..." -- 28 December 2018
West Elizabeth Celebrates Christmas with Music ... -- "By Charlotte Hopkins West Elizabeth hosted their annual Christmas ornament ..." -- 28 December 2018
Donora Senior Center in Need of Volunteers to ... -- "Do you have a few hours a week to spare for a worthwhile cause? Donora senior ..." -- 28 December 2018
Crafters Needed For 21st Annual “Fleatique on the ... -- "Artisans, crafters, flea market, antique and food vendors are needed for the ..." -- 28 December 2018
Cook Announces $141,000 in Community Conservation ... -- "Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) announced recently that two 49th ..." -- 28 December 2018
The New Eagle VFD to Host 14th Annual Valentines ... -- "The New Eagle VFD will host their 14th Annual ‘Valentines Dance’ on ..." -- 28 December 2018

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.


 

Holiday Gifts

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.

 

Membership Drive

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.

 

Volunteers Needed

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. 

December 2018 news, was released from the Donora Historical Society And Smog Museum.

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Donora’s ‘Cement City’ will be featured as part of the Miniature Railroad & Village at the Carnegie Science center, a huge honor for the town of Donora, the Cement City Historic District residents and the Donora Historical Society. Read more...

Monongahela Women’s Club Launches Community Outreach Program

The Monongahela Womans Club is excited to launch a new community outreach program, ‘Bare Necessities’ that provides basic toiletry items, socks, shoes, underwear and sweatpants to students in our local schools that desperately need these essential items. Read more...

Baldwin Historical Society will be participating in a traveling exhibit on World War II which will be on display at The Mount Lebanon Historical Society, 794 Washington Road, starting December 1.

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