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

Mercer County Historical Society is Proud to continue its Civil War Roundtable. Gettysburg—the Third Day On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will present a program on the Battle of Gettysburg—Day 3. This was July 3rd, 1863, and brought Pickett’s Charge into the national spotlight and consciousness. This “charge” had three generals leading, all under General Longstreet. This program will be presented by James Carnes. 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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History in the Making

We will be looking at the Korean War. This month we will be looking at an overview of the “forgotten war”—the Korean War. The program will be presented by David James. This event will occur on November 20, 2018. 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 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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Sons of Union Veterans

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War At 1:30 in the afternoon of Sunday, November 25, 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 beside 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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Holiday Hours

The Mercer County Historical Society will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Society will be closed from Thursday, November 22, through Monday, November 26. We will reopen for our scheduled hours on Tuesday November 27. The normal hours of the MCHS are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10:00 AM until 4:30 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. 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

Mercer County Historical Society is Proud to continue its Civil War Roundtable. Gettysburg—the Second Day On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will present a program on the Battle of Gettysburg—Day 2. This was July 2nd, 1863, and brought several locations to the public’s everlasting attention; Little Round Top, Culp’s Hill, and Cemetery Hill to name a few. This program will be presented by James Carnes. 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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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 thirteen or so 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 10, 17, and 24, 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, before each tour—in case of inclement weather. Call the office of the Mercer County Historical Society for more...
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