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Stoneboro Fair

Mercer County Historical Society announces its participation in the Great Stoneboro Fair The Mercer County Historical Society will have a series of displays at the Centerfield Stage Building of the Stoneboro Fair. We will have displays from the Rural Life Museum, the Beringer/Caldwell One-Room School, and our Anderson Magoffin complex in Mercer Borough. The Stoneboro Fair runs from August 28 through September 2. Please stop in and enjoy these displays and talk to our staff as you visit the...
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Civil War Roundtable

Mercer County Historical Society will continue its Civil War Roundtable. The Battle of First Bull Run On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will resume its Civil War Roundtable and will present a program on the Battle of First Bull Run as it was known by Union Forces or the Battle of First Manassas by the Confederate Forces. This was the first real battle of the Civil War and was a Confederate victory. This program will be presented by James Carnes. The doors open at 6:30 PM; the program starts at 7:00, and should end around 9:00. Please join us. This event is FREE and open to the public. 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 Roundtable

Mercer County Historical Society will continue its History in the Making Roundtable. Genocide: 1941 through 1945. On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will resume its History in the Making Roundtable and will present a program on Genocide: 1941-1945. The program will be presented by David James. The doors open at 6:30 PM; the program starts at 7:00, and should end around 9:00. 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 September 29, 2019, 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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One Room School Closure

The Beringer/Caldwell One-Room School will be closed June 23.
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Sandy Lake Breeze Microfilm

Over the course of the last several months, the MCHS has received a number of copies of local newspapers as accessions. Among these recent newspaper accessions have been a significant number of Sandy Lake Breeze newspapers. The MCHS is starting a new phase of our microfilming program on August 15, 2019. We are starting with the Breeze and hope to continue to other newspapers. Even though we have received a number of Breeze’s we hope to fill in as many “gaps” as we possibly can before we microfilm. We are asking for your help. If you have any copies of any newspapers, especially the Sandy Lake Breeze’s, we are asking you to submit them to the MCHS to have them microfilmed—even if you found them in your attic, basement, or garage; or on the bottom of various dressers around your house or even under your carpets. After microfilming, we are willing to keep them in our collection or return them to you. There are several steps we have to take before we can microfilm them: 1) we have to hydrate them to ensure their durability, 2) we have to make sure we do not have duplicate copies and we choose the better copies, and 3) we have to place them in chronological order. As you can imagine, this takes a bit of time. If you are able to help us, please submit your newspapers to us no later than August 8th. Thank you. If you are willing to help us in the microfilming process, please contact us—this process is not difficult and can be taught by our staff/volunteers. Please consider helping. 724-662-3490 info@mchspa.org Drop us a note or stop in and talk to us at our headquarters (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA,...
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