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

By order of Governor Wolf, the Mercer County Historical Society is closed until further notice. You may email executive director Bill Philson at wcphilson@gmail.com with questions regarding any research you need help with. Take care of yourselves and your families and we’ll see you down the road.
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John Buford. Jr. at Gettysburg

On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will present a program on John Buford at Gettysburg. John Buford, Jr. (March 4, 1826 – December 16, 1863) was a United States Army cavalry officer. He fought for the Union as a brigadier general during the American Civil War. Buford is best known for having played a major role in the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, by obtaining the ‘high ground’ while in command of a division.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 www.mchspa.org.FOR IMMEDIATE...
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Sherman’s March to the Sea

Mercer County Historical Society’s History in the Making: Sherman’s March to the SeaOn Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will look at the unfinished Civil War—the Confederate Flag and today’s world. 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

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil WarAt 1:30 in the afternoon of Sunday, March 29, 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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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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