119 South Pitt Street · Mercer, Pennsylvania 16137 · 724-662-3490
info@mchspa.org

FOURTH OF JULY HOURS

In recognition of the Fourth of July Holiday, the Mercer County Historical Society will be closed on Saturday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 4. The MCHS will reopen at its regular hours at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5th.
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Summer Hours

SUMMER HOURS FOR THE MERCER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY AND IN ITS MERCER LOCATIONS. Through-out the summer, the Mercer County Historical Society will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Beringer/Caldwell One-Room School House at 2159 Mercer Road in Mercer, the Raisch Log Cabin at 285 East High Street in Sharpsville, and the Rural Life Museum at 98 Avalon Court in Mercer on Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. We will be closed on holidays. There will be the regular hours at the Anderson/Magoffin Complex in Mercer Borough at 119 South Pitt Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Fridays and from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays. We will be closed on Sundays, Mondays, and holidays. All of these sites belonging to the Mercer County Historical Society are free and open to the public. They are available for tours and, at the Anderson/Magoffin Complex, open for genealogical...
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MCHS Annual Dinner

The MCHS is proud to present our Annual Dinner on Sunday evening, May 7th, at 5:00 P.M. in the MCHS Buildings located at 119 South Pitt Street in the borough of Mercer. The evening will start at 5:00 P.M. with a reception in the James K. Sewall Memorial Library of the Anderson House. We will then proceed to the Social Hall of the Helen Black Miller Memorial Chapel where we will have dinner (6:15 pm), our business meeting, which will consist of a report on the Historical Society and election of officers and members of the Board of Directors, and our program (7:15 pm)—on the Mercer County Courthouse. The cost of the dinner ticket is twelve ($12.00) dollars (the same as last year), and dinner reservations must be made on/or before Wednesday May 3rd by stopping into the MCHS headquarters, by mail (MCHS, 119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA, 16137, please include a SASE), or by phoning 724-662-3490. The MCHS is open Tuesdays through Fridays, from 10:00 until 4:30 and from 10:00 until 3:00 on Saturdays. There is limited seating in the Social Hall, so tickets are “first come/first served.” There is no charge to attend the reception, the business meeting, or the program on the Mercer County...
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THE VENANGO BRIGADE

MUSIC FROM THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will present a program of Music from the Civil War. This program will be presented by the Venango Brigade—featuring Steve Johnston on the tin whistle and John Tenney on the minstrel bones. These two gentlemen have provided many “concerts.” The doors open at 6:30 PM; the program starts at 7:00, and should end around 9:00. Please join us. The Venango Brigade is a unique combination of instruments performing music from the American Civil War era. Using a straight forward performance approach with the music, the Venango Brigade gives the audience a highly entertaining and enjoyable experience while maintaining a relaxed atmosphere. Great for smaller settings, the combination of the whistle (penny whistle) and minstrel bones provide the perfect touch. These two gentlemen have provided many “concerts” and this should be a unique experience for the Civil War Roundtable. The Civil War Discussion Group is part of the Mercer County Historical Society’s ongoing efforts to provide programming related to local history. The roundtable meets on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May. Participation in the discussion group is open to the public and is free. The Historical Society’s headquarters is at 119 South Pitt Street, Mercer. For further information, please call the Historical Society at 724-662-3490, email info@mchspa.org, or look to our webpage www.mchspa.org...
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“EAGLES OF MERCY:” WWII MEDICS

HISTORY IN THE MAKING DISCUSSION GROUP On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, the Mercer County Historical Society will present —“History in the Making.”  We will be studying the role of airborne medics.  The doors will open at 6:30 PM at the library of the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA); the program starts at 7:00, and should end around 9:00.  Please join us.  Part of this program will be on video combined with a general discussion of the topic. The “History in the Making” Discussion Group is part of the Historical Society’s ongoing efforts to provide programming related to world and local history.  This roundtable will meet on the third Tuesday of each month from September through May.  Participation in the discussion group is open to the public and is free.  The Historical Society’s headquarters is at 119 South Pitt Street, Mercer.  For further information, please call the Historical Society at...
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