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.


Annual Christmas Concert and Dinner

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Annual Christmas Concert and Dinner

On Saturday, December 9, 2017, 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 and moving to the Social Hall (basement) of the Helen Black Miller Memorial Hall for the dinner at 6:00. At about 7:30 we will proceed upstairs to the sanctuary and listen to the concert and sing “our” Christmas Carols. At about 8:30 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!

Our new Book–The Shenango Reservoir–our price HERE is $55 tax included!

Our Christmas Bulb–The Helen Black Miller Memorial Chapel–our price here is $10 tax included plus $3.50 S & H.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to one and all from the Mercer County Historical Society!!!
We hope to see you here next Saturday, the 9th!

Bloody Spring: Grant vs. Lee

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Bloody Spring: Grant vs. Lee

Civil War Roundtable
Bloody Spring: Grant vs. Lee
This months Civil War Roundtable will feature the epic struggle between General U.S. Grant and General R. E. Lee. Jim Carnes will conduct and moderate the program. This program will take place on Tuesday, December 12. 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. 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 .

The Presidents: 1885 through 1913

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The Presidents: 1885 through 1913

THE MODERN HISTORY/HISTORY IN THE MAKING ROUNDTABLE.
The Presidents: 1885 through 1913.
On Tuesday, December 19, 2017, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will present a program on the United States Presidents from 1885 through 1913. 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 .

Christmas Gifts

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Christmas Gifts

The Shenango Reservoir—50th Anniversary Souvenir Photographic Remembrance is finished—350 pages and more than 475 photos and images. This book is 8 ½ by 11 and is a wonderful coffee table book. You can get one at the Mercer County Historical Society—the price here is $55.00, tax included. Or you can order these books from CreateSpace at https://www.createspace.com/7264504 –the price is $65.00 plus shipping & handling.

We also have available a Christmas Bulb featuring the Helen Black Miller Memorial Chapel with bright red highlights. Lettering, and a golden cap. The price is $10.00 plus $3.00 Shipping and Handling.

Holiday Hours

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Holiday Hours

The Mercer County Historical Society will be closed from, December 23, 2017, through January 1, 2017, due to the Christmas and New Year Holidays. We will resume our normal schedule on January 2, 2018. Our normal schedule is Tuesday through Friday: 10:00 until 4:30 and Saturday from 10:00 until 3:00. We are closed on Sundays, Mondays, and holidays.

Christmas Open House at the Society!

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Christmas Open House at the Society!

The Mercer County Historical Society will kick-off its Christmas Season! The Mercer County Historical Society will be leading off Mercer’s Light Up night with an Open House on Friday, December 1, 2017. We will be open from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. when the festivities of the Borough will begin around the Courthouse. Drinks and a light snack will be offered. Tours of the facility will also be offered. A scavenger hunt for the children will take place—gifts will be offered. Come and start your Christmas festivities with us!

Veterans Day Closing

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Veterans Day Closing

The Mercer County Historical Society will be closed on Saturday, November 11, 2017, due to Veterans Day. We will be open on November 10th until 4:30 and will resume our normal schedule on November 14th. Our normal schedule is Tuesday through Friday: 10:00 until 4:30 and Saturday from 10:00 until 3:00. We are closed on Sundays, Mondays, and holidays.

A Civil War Captain and His Lady

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A Civil War Captain and His Lady

A Civil War Captain and His Lady by Gene Barr

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will present a program on the lives of Josiah Moore and Jennie Lindsay. Josiah was in the 17th Illinois Infantry from Monmouth, Illinois, and served in the Western Theater of the Civil War. Jennie was a rather well to do woman from Peoria, Illinois. The book explores Civil War life and courting during that era. This program will be presented by William Philson, MCHS Executive Director, and should be very enlightening. The doors open at 6:30 PM; the program starts at 7:00, and should end around 9:00. Please join us.

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 .

Ghost Rails XIV Book Signing

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Ghost Rails XIV Book Signing

Ghost Rails XIV—Hallowed Grounds—Pardoe is Hallowed Grounds—Book Signing
On Saturday, November 18, 2017, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will be hosting a book signing for Ghost Rails XIV—Hallowed Grounds by Wayne Cole, from 10:00 until 2:00. Wayne Cole will be signing his book—a 296 page, 200 photo, book. The price for the book is $50.00. This book covers Pardoe, Mercer, Mercer Junction, Coolspring Station, Filer Station, Houston Junction, and Rattlesnake Swamp.

History in the Making

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History in the Making

AFRICAN-AMERICANS TROOPS DURING D-DAY.
On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA) will present a program on African-American Troops during the D-Day invasion. 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 .