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Thomas Meagher

Civil War Roundtable Thomas Meagher On Tuesday, January 9, 2017, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will present a program on Thomas Francis Meagher (3 August 1823 – 1 July 1867). Meagher was an Irish nationalist and leader of the Young Irelanders in the Rebellion of 1848. After being convicted of sedition, he was first sentenced to death, but received transportation for life to Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) near Australia. In 1852 he escaped and made his way to the United States, where he settled in New York City, where he studied law, worked as a journalist, and traveled to present lectures on the Irish cause. He married for a second time in New York. At the beginning of the American Civil War, Meagher joined the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of brigadier general. He was most notable for recruiting and leading the Irish Brigade, and encouraging support among Irish immigrants for the Union. By his first marriage in Ireland, he had one surviving son; the two never met. Following the Civil War, Meagher was appointed acting governor of the Montana Territory. In 1867, Meagher drowned in the swift-running Missouri River after falling from a steamboat at Fort Benton. Timothy Egan, author of a 2016 biography on Meagher, suggested Meagher may have been murdered by Montana political opponents, a theory which has found little support. Jim Carnes will conduct and moderate the program. This program will take place on Tuesday, January 9. 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. 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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Company Heroes of WWII

THE MODERN HISTORY/HISTORY IN THE MAKING ROUNDTABLE. Company Heroes of WWII On Tuesday, January 16, 2017, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will present a program on Company Heroes during World War II. 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...
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Annual Christmas Concert and Dinner

On Saturday, December 9, 2017, the Mercer County Historical Society will be offering its Annual Christmas Concert and Dinner. We will be starting at 5:00 PM in the Library of the Anderson Building of the Mercer County Historical Society and moving to the Social Hall (basement) of the Helen Black Miller Memorial Hall for the dinner at 6:00. At about 7:30 we will proceed upstairs to the sanctuary and listen to the concert and sing “our” Christmas Carols. At about 8:30 we will return downstairs and conclude our evening with a cookie and punch reception Please place your reservations for the meal at the MCHS—stop in or call 724-662-3490. The Open House is free as is the concert. The meal will be a classic Turkey Christmas Dinner. The cost for the meal is $12.00. Come and enjoy! Our new Book–The Shenango Reservoir–our price HERE is $55 tax included! Our Christmas Bulb–The Helen Black Miller Memorial Chapel–our price here is $10 tax included plus $3.50 S & H. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to one and all from the Mercer County Historical Society!!! We hope to see you here next Saturday, the...
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Bloody Spring: Grant vs. Lee

Civil War Roundtable Bloody Spring: Grant vs. Lee This months Civil War Roundtable will feature the epic struggle between General U.S. Grant and General R. E. Lee. Jim Carnes will conduct and moderate the program. This program will take place on Tuesday, December 12. 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. 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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The Presidents: 1885 through 1913

THE MODERN HISTORY/HISTORY IN THE MAKING ROUNDTABLE. The Presidents: 1885 through 1913. On Tuesday, December 19, 2017, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will present a program on the United States Presidents from 1885 through 1913. 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...
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Christmas Gifts

The Shenango Reservoir—50th Anniversary Souvenir Photographic Remembrance is finished—350 pages and more than 475 photos and images. This book is 8 ½ by 11 and is a wonderful coffee table book. You can get one at the Mercer County Historical Society—the price here is $55.00, tax included. Or you can order these books from CreateSpace at https://www.createspace.com/7264504 –the price is $65.00 plus shipping & handling. We also have available a Christmas Bulb featuring the Helen Black Miller Memorial Chapel with bright red highlights. Lettering, and a golden cap. The price is $10.00 plus $3.00 Shipping and...
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