119 South Pitt Street · Mercer, Pennsylvania 16137 · 724-662-3490
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Civil War Roundtable

James Longstreet, Generals Robert E. Lee’s “Old War Horse”On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will present a program on Confederate General James Longstreet during the Civil War. He was born on January 8, 1821, in South Carolina and grew up in Georgia. Longstreet graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1842. He fought in the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War and was General Lee’s principal subordinate. His nickname during the Civil War was “Old Pete”. After the Civil War, Longstreet became a Republican and supported U.S. Grant for President—earning a bad reputation amongst his former supporters and was thereafter called a “scalawag.” Longstreet died in 1904.Jim Carnes will conduct and moderate the program. The doors open about 6:30 P.M. The program starts at 7:00 P.M. and should end sometime around 9:00. Come, enjoy yourself, and learn something new!The Civil War Discussion Group is part of the Mercer County Historical Society’s ongoing efforts to provide programming related to local history. This 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...
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History in the Making

Mercer County Historical Society’s History in the Making Roundtable will present a program on Ronald Reagan—Rendezvous with DestinyOn Tuesday, January 21, 2020, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will look the Reagan Years as President. This film documents the life and legacy of the 40th President of the United States and is hosted by Newt and Callista Gingrich. It features never-before-seen interviews with former heads of state, cabinet officials and White House Staff. It tells the story of the Reagan presidency and the three pillars that shaped his time in office: reviving the American economy, restoring America’s spirit, and challenging the oppression of the Soviet Union. David James conducts and moderates this program. Please join us. This event is FREE and open to the public.The Modern History/History in the Making Discussion Group is part of the Mercer County Historical Society’s ongoing efforts to provide programming related to local history. This roundtable meets 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 724-662-3490, email info@mchspa.org, or look to our webpage www.mchspa.org...
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Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

At 1:30 in the afternoon of Sunday, January 26, 2020, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Isaac Eaton Camp 504, will meet in the Social Hall (basement) of the Helen Black Miller Memorial Chapel beside the MCHS headquarters in Mercer, PA (119 South Pitt Street). 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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CLOSING FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS

The Mercer County Historical Society will be closed during the Christmas holiday in celebration of the holiday. We will be closing on Thursday, December 24, 2015, at 12:30 PM and will remain closed through January 2, 2015. We shall reopen on Tuesday, January 5, for our normal business hours—Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM until 4:30 PM, and Saturday, 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. We are sorry for any inconvenience.For more information, please call 724-662-3490 or email...
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LIGHT UP NIGHT

THE MCHS WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN MERCER BOROUGH’S LIGHT UP NIGHT—DECEMBER 4.On Friday, December 4, the Historical Society will be offering tours of the Anderson Building, a used book sale, light refreshments—including hot apple cider and cookies, and a Christmas atmosphere—during Mercer’s Light-Up event. Please stop in and look the Society over and enjoy the Christmas fun in the Borough of...
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