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

Mercer County Historical Society is Proud to Announce the Continuation of the Civil War Roundtable On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, (the second Tuesday of each month excluding June, July, and August) the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will present another season of its Civil War Roundtable starting with a program on the Brickyard at Gettysburg. This would be at the beginning of the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, when the Union forces were being pushed out of the town of Gettysburg. 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. 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. 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...
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Munnell Run Farm Day 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 14th Annual Munnell Run Farm Day on September 16, 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 us! 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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History in the Making.

The Modern History/History in the Making Roundtable is Starting Again! We will be looking at the Vietnam War—Tet, General Giap, and Guerrilla Warfare. On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will present a program on the Vietnam War; featuring the Prelude to Tet, the successes of General Vo Nguyen Giap, and Guerrilla warfare of the time. 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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Fall Quilting Display

The Mercer County Historical Society is proud to open our new Social Hall in the Helen Black Miller Memorial Chapel for a temporary exhibit. Our new exhibit will be a variety of donated quilts, other such artifacts, and will be on display from September 19th through October 11th. Please make arrangements to visit this display and our “new” Social Hall—please bring all the folks who might be interested—and come and see these fine examples of fabric art. The MCHS is a free museum and genealogical library that is open to the public Tuesdays through Fridays from 10:00 AM until 4:30 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 until 3:00 excluding holidays. 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 23, 2018, 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 at the MCHS headquarters in Mercer, PA. 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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Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting & Dinner on May 5th The MCHS is proud to present our Annual Dinner on Saturday evening, May 5th, at 5:00 P.M. in the MCHS Complex located at 119 South Pitt Street in the borough of Mercer, PA. The evening will start at 5:00 P.M. with a reception in the James K. Sewall Memorial Library of the Anderson House. We will then proceed to the Social Hall of the Helen Black Miller Memorial Chapel where we will have dinner (6:15 pm), our business meeting, which will consist of a report on the Historical Society and election of officers and members of the Board of Directors, and our program (7:15 pm)—on Camp Reynolds during WWII by Art Williams and music by the Grove City College String Quartet. The cost of the dinner ticket is twelve ($12.00) dollars (the same as last several years), and dinner reservations must be made on/or before Wednesday May 2nd by stopping into the MCHS headquarters, by mail (MCHS, 119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA, 16137, please include a SASE), or by phoning 724-662-3490. The MCHS is open Tuesdays through Fridays, from 10:00 until 4:30 and from 10:00 until 3:00 on Saturdays. There is limited seating in the Social Hall, so tickets are “first come/first served.” There is no charge to attend the reception, the business meeting, or the program on Camp Reynolds during...
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