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.


Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Posted by on Apr 25, 2019 in Blog | 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.

History in the Making

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

History in the Making

We Look at the Presidents Cleveland through Taft—1885-1913.
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 on April 16, 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

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

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

At 1:30 in the afternoon of Sunday April 28, 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 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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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 .