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

Closed Saturday, Oct. 7

The Mercer County Historical Society will be closed on Saturday, October 7, 2017, due to Columbus Day. We will be open on October 6th until 4:30 and will resume our normal schedule on October 10th. Our Normal schedule is Tuesday through Friday: 10:00 until 4:30 and Saturday from 10:00 until 3:00. We are closed on Sundays, Mondays, and holidays.
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WHO’S IN BOOTH’S GRAVE?

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will present a program on a rather different topic—who is in Booth’s Grave? Some say Booth did not die in Virginia. Some say he escaped and went to England or India—where he lived an innocuous life, passing away much later. This program will be presented by James Carnes and will be very enlightening. The doors open at 6:30 PM; the program starts at 7:00, and should end around 9:00. Please join us. 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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LANTERN WALKING TOURS

LANTERN LIGHT WALKING TOURS OF MERCER BOROUGH October has always been a special month for the Mercer County Historical Society and the MCHS Civil War Roundtable. Each year for the past twelve years, Bill Philson, MCHS Executive Director, has led tours of Mercer Borough and its cemeteries, focusing on various aspects of the Civil War, the Underground Railroad, other issues and events in our history, and enjoying the great fall air. On the Wednesday evenings of October 11, 18, and 25, we will depart from the Society’s headquarters at 7 PM and should return around 9 PM. or later—weather permitting. Bring a lantern or a flashlight so you can watch your step—the tour will be dark and bumpy in places. We will be walking in excess of a mile and a half—so bring your walking shoes! People who cannot walk that distance will be able to meet us at the various stops; however, they will miss much of the discussion and talking that goes on during the tour. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Old Mercer Cemetery, Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, and the Western Pennsylvania Civil War Reenactors Society. Please check our website, www.mchspa.org, in case of inclement weather. Call the office of the Mercer County Historical Society for more...
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THE MODERN HISTORY

THE MODERN HISTORY/HISTORY IN THE MAKING ROUNDTABLE. WE WILL BE LOOKING AT THE 101ST DIVISION IN WORLD WAR II. On Tuesday, September 17, 2017, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will present a program on the 101 Division in WWII. The doors open at 6:30 PM; the program starts at 7:00, and should end around 9:00. Please join us. 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. The 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 . October 3,...
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Sons of Union Veterans

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War At 1:30 in the afternoon of Sunday, October 22, 2017, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Isaac Eaton Camp, will meet in the Social Hall (basement) of the Helen Black Miller Memorial Chapel at the MCHS headquarters in Mercer, PA
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The Seven Days Battle

The Civil War Roundtable is Starting Again! The Seven Days Battle, featuring the Amazing General Lee! On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will present a program on the Seven Days Battle. This would be the seven days that Robert E. Lee turned the tide on the Union Army during the Peninsular Campaign. This program will be presented by James Carnes and will be enlightening. The doors open at 6:30 PM; the program starts at 7:00, and should end around 9:00. Please join us. 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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