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

Annual Ox Roast

MCHS Rural Life Museum Presents its Annual Ox Roast (Roast Beef Dinner). In Cooperation with the Mercer County Conservation District, the MCHS Rural Life Museum is helping to celebrate the Munnell Run Farm Day on September 17, 2017. We will be serving our annual Ox Roast Dinner—this includes roast beef, potatoes, beans, a drink, and desert. The cost will be $10.00. The Rural Life Museum is located at 98 Avalon Court, Mercer, PA, 16137, which is behind the former Mercer County Home, now Avalon Springs, on PA Route #58 outside of Mercer. There is a lot to see and do on that day—come out and explore the farm at Munnell Run and have a good meal with...
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History in the Making

The Modern History/History in the Making Roundtable is Starting Again! We will be looking at the President’s 1865-1885. On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will present a program on the Presidents from 1865 until 1885. 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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The Shenango Reservoir

Finally, 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.
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Beringer/Caldwell One-Room School Reunion Picnic

In remembrance of the 300+ One-Room Schoolhouses that once decorated the byways of Mercer County, the Mercer County Historical Society will be holding its One Room School Reunion at the Beringer/Caldwell One Room School located at 2159 Mercer Road, Mercer, PA, 16137, half way between Mercer and Greenville on PA Route 58. On September 10 between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., we are inviting all former One Room School students to come, visit, and relived the days of ole’. We are also inviting all people who have an interest in those days to come and visit during this celebration, especially children. A light lunch of finger sandwiches, potato salad, various chips, and ice cream will be served. This is FREE and open to the public. Come, visit, and...
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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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