119 South Pitt Street · Mercer, Pennsylvania 16137 · 724-662-3490
info@mchspa.org

From the Director


In the fifteen plus years our Executive Director—Bill Philson—has been helping to steer the Mercer County Historical Society (MCHS). Many things have changed, but our main mission has remained the same—to protect and preserve the history of Mercer County.


BOOK SALE

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

BOOK SALE

The Mercer County Historical Society is planning to have a book sale starting this Saturday during the Mercer Borough Community wide Yard Sale and running through the Memorial Day weekend festivities. Stop by, check out what books we may have, and please tell all your friends! We will have low prices.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Come one, come all . . . the Mercer County Historical Society needs volunteers to help spruce up the grounds before the Mercer Memorial Day weekend.  If you have a bit of spare time, we would love to have your help.  Some jobs include:  raking and bagging leaves, weeding, helping the Gail Habbyshaw Flower Garden, working on our tulip garden, and more.  Please contact Bill is you are available to help!

History in the Making

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

History in the Making

History in the Making.  We Look at the Presidents Cleveland through Taft—1885-1913.

On Tuesday May 21, 2019, the Mercer County Historical Society will present it final program until September.  This month we will be looking at several Presidents from our past spanning the year 1885 to 1913 and including Presidents Grover Cleveland through William H. Taft.  During the times of great economic growth—the Gilded Age—Cleveland serves two non-consecutive terms, McKinley is assassinated, Roosevelt starts his Anti-Trust crusade, and Taft becomes estranged from his friend Teddy Roosevelt.   The program will be presented by David James.  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 .

Sons of Union Veterans RESCHEDULED

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Sons of Union Veterans RESCHEDULED

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War RESCHEDULED

At 1:30 in the afternoon of Sunday May 19, 2019, 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

Annual Dinner

Posted by on Apr 25, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Annual Dinner

Mercer County Historical Society Announces its Annual Dinner
The Mercer County Historical Society announces its Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday, May 4th starting at 5:00 P.M. in the Dr. James K. Sewall Genealogical Library in our headquarters located at 119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA. At 6:00 we will proceed to the Social Hall of the Helen Black Miller Memorial Chapel for dinner. The dinner will include a tossed salad, a chicken breast with stuffing, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, and rolls with butter. We will then continue with a short Business Meeting from 7:00 until 7:15 to elect our Officers and Board of Directors. After this meeting, we will have a presentation by Ms. Amber Farris, McKinley Memorial Museum Director, on “William McKinley Jr.: A Life outside of the Presidency.” Following her presentation there will be a cookie and punch reception, ending the evening.
All are invited to the reception and presentation—these are free and open to the public. The meal will be $12.00 per ticket per person. To get tickets to the meal contact or stop in at the Mercer County Historical Society at 119 South Pitt, Mercer, PA—724.662.3490. We will be selling tickets until 12:00 noon on MAY 2ND.

Civil War Roundtable

Posted by on Apr 25, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Civil War Roundtable

Mercer County Historical Society will continue its Civil War Roundtable.
John Singleton Mosby
On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will present its final program until September on John Singleton Mosby—Confederate Calvary and Raider. 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 www.mchspa.org.

History in the Making

Posted by on Apr 25, 2019 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

History in the Making

We Look at the Presidents Cleveland through Taft—1885-1913.
On Tuesday May 21, 2019, the Mercer County Historical Society will present it final program until September. This month we will be looking at several Presidents from our past spanning the year 1885 to 1913 and including Presidents Grover Cleveland through William H. Taft. During the times of great economic growth—the Gilded Age—Cleveland serves two non-consecutive terms, McKinley is assassinated, Roosevelt starts his Anti-Trust crusade, and Taft becomes estranged from his friend Teddy Roosevelt. The program will be presented by David James. 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 .

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Posted by on Apr 25, 2019 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

At 1:30 in the afternoon of Sunday May 26, 2019, 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 .

Easter Closing/Hours

Posted by on Apr 19, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Easter Closing/Hours

The Mercer County Historical Society will close at 12:00 noon on Good Friday, April 19, and it will remain closed on Saturday, April 20, Easter Sunday, April 21, and the Monday after Easter, April 22nd.  The Historical Society will re-open for regular business and museum hours at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday April 23rd.
The regular days and hours of operation for the Mercer County Historical Society, located at 119 South Pitt Street in Mercer Borough, PA, are Tuesdays through Fridays—10:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M.—and Saturdays from 10:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M.  Please call 724-662 3490 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Civil War Roundtable.

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Civil War Roundtable.

Mercer County Historical Society will continue its Civil War Roundtable.
The Irish Brigades at Gettysburg—both North and South
On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will present a program on the Irish Brigades at Gettysburg—both Union and Confederate. 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 www.mchspa.org.