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.


Civil War Roundtable.

Posted by on Mar 3, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Civil War Roundtable.

Mercer County Historical Society will continue its Civil War Roundtable.
The Battle of Chancellorsville
On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will present a program on the Battle of Chancellorsville—a defining moment in the Chancellorsville campaign. 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

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History in the Making

We Look at the Presidents Johnson through Arthur—1865-1885.
This month we will be looking at several Presidents from our past spanning the year 1865-1885 and including Presidents Andrew Johnson through Chester Arthur. The program will be on March 19, 2019 and 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

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Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

At 1:30 in the afternoon of Sunday March 31, 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 .

Civil War Roundtable

Posted by on Jan 5, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Civil War Roundtable

Mercer County Historical Society will continue its Civil War Roundtable. The 57th Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers will be this month’s topic.
On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will present a program on the 57th Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers—primarily a local (Mercer County area) unit. 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.

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History in the Making.

We will be looking at Merrill’s Marauders—the birth of the modern Army Rangers.
This month we will be looking at the beginnings of the modern Army Rangers during World War II. The program will be on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, and 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

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Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

At 1:30 in the afternoon of Sunday, January 27, 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 Christmas Dinner and Concert

Posted by on Dec 2, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Annual Christmas Dinner and Concert

Mercer County Historical Society will host its Annual Christmas Dinner and Concert
On Saturday, December 8, 2018, the Mercer County Historical Society will be offering its Annual Christmas Concert and Dinner. We will be starting at 5:00 PM in the Library of the Anderson Building of the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) and moving to the Social Hall (basement) of the Helen Black Miller Memorial Hall for the dinner at about 6:00. At about 7:00 we will proceed upstairs to the sanctuary and listen to the concert and sing “our” Christmas Carols. At about 8:15 we will return downstairs and conclude our evening with a cookie and punch reception Please place your reservations for the meal at the MCHS—stop in or call 724-662-3490. The Open House is free as is the Concert. The meal will be a classic Turkey Christmas Dinner. The cost for the meal is $12.00. Come and enjoy! Please reserve you meals by 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Please stop in and enjoy our Open House and Concert for free—the only cost for the evening is for the meal.

Holiday Hours

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Holiday Hours

The Mercer County Historical Society will be closed for the Christmas/New Years Holiday. The Society will be closed from Thursday, December 23, through Tuesday January 1. 2019. We will reopen for our scheduled hours on Wednesday January 2. 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 .

Christmas Open House

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Christmas Open House

In cooperation with the Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce and businesses throughout Mercer Borough, the Mercer County Historical Society will be holding an open house before their annual Christmas on the Square Celebration. We will be open from 4:00 until 6:00 on November 30th at which time the Celebration begins on the Square. Our event features tours of the Society, events for the children, and light refreshments.
Make plans to join the Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce, Mercer, PA for their Christmas on the Square Celebration on Friday, November 30th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. This year while we await Santa’s arrival to the Courthouse Square for the tree lighting, we will have a lot of activities for the kids!! Joining us to date will be Boy Scout Pack #83 with a craft and Scouting information; a photo booth with Jennifer Bromley Bungar; ERA JOHNSON REAL ESTATE will have kids’ game: “Pin the Red Nose on Rudolph”; Mercer Theater Kids will be collecting hats, gloves and scarves in costume for their Share the Warmth Drive; Mercer Rotary Club will have popcorn balls and coffee; Quality Life Services -Mercer will have face painting; UPMC for You will have a Spin the Wheel for Prizes and information; Mercer Trinity Church will have hot chocolate and Christmas Music; Who’s Hangry will have Mountain Pies available! The kids will be able to visit with Santa after the tree lighting at The Academy of Dance Anatomy. Prior to all the activities on the Courthouse Square, make a stop at the Mercer County Historical Society from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. for their Christmas Open House. They will have light refreshments. If your business or organization would like to set up an activity, please contact us at 724-662-4185 or mercerchamber@zoominternet.net.

Civil War Roundtable

Posted by on Dec 2, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Civil War Roundtable

Mercer County Historical Society will continue its Civil War Roundtable.
Civil War Spies–Female
On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will present a program on four women who acted as spies during the Civil War. Two for the North and two for the South—Including the famed Belle Boyd. 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.