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.


HISTORY IN THE MAKING-KOREA

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HISTORY IN THE MAKING-KOREA

HISTORY IN THE MAKING DISCUSSION GROUP
KOREA
On Tuesday, January 17, 2017, the Mercer County Historical Society will present —“History in the Making.” We will be ending our study of the Korean Conflict with this meeting—next meeting (February) we will be starting a study of Vietnam. The doors will open at 6:30 PM at the library of the Mercer County Historical Society; the program starts at 7:00, and should end around 9:00. Please join us. Part of this program will be on video and then a discussion of the topic.
The “History in the Making” Discussion Group is part of the Historical Society’s ongoing efforts to provide programming related to world and local history. This roundtable will meet 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

Annual Christmas Concert and Dinner

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Annual Christmas Concert and Dinner

The Mercer County Historical Society will hold its Annual Christmas Concert and Dinner on Saturday, December 10th at the Historical Society Complex, 119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA. Prior to the dinner, beginning at 5:00 p.m., a reception will be held in the Library of the Anderson Building, a dinner beginning at 6:00 p.m. will be held in the Social Hall of the Helen Black Miller Memorial Chapel, and a concert beginning at 7:00 p.m. will be held in the sanctuary of the Miller Chapel. Following the concert, a reception will be held in the Social Hall of the Miller Chapel.
With the exception of the dinner, everything is free and open to the public. The cost of the dinner is twelve ($12.00) dollars, and tickets may be purchased and/or reserved on or before 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2016, by calling 724/662-3490 or visiting the Historical Society.

In addition to the Christmas Concert and Dinner being held at the Historical Society, the Lark Family Nativity sets will once again be on display, and the political buttons from the campaign of McKinley and Byran in 1900 through Trump vs. Clinton in 2016 are still on display. The Nativity sets will be on display in the Library of the Anderson Building and the political buttons are on display in the lobby of the Anderson Building. Both displays can be seen through Friday, December 23, with the Historical Society being open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Civil War Round Table: Stonewall Jackson

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Civil War Round Table: Stonewall Jackson

The MCHS is proud to present our Civil War Round Table featuring:
Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign
On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, the Mercer County Historical Society presents a program on “Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign.” 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.
For more information, please call 724-662-3490, email info@mchspa.org, or look to our webpage www.mchspa.org .

History in the Making: Korea

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

History in the Making: Korea

HISTORY IN THE MAKING DISCUSSION GROUP
KOREA
On Tuesday, December 20, 2016, the Mercer County Historical Society will present —“History in the Making.” We will continue our study of the Korean Conflict. The doors will open at 6:30 PM at the library of the Mercer County Historical Society; the program starts at 7:00, and should end around 9:00. Please join us. Part of this program will be on video and then a discussion of the topic.
The “History in the Making” Discussion Group is part of the Historical Society’s ongoing efforts to provide programming related to world and local history. This roundtable will meet 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

Holiday Closings

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Holiday Closings

The Mercer County Historical Society will be closed for the Christmas and New Years Holidays, Saturday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 2, 2017.  The MCHS will be opening for its regular hours on Tuesday, January 2nd.  Its regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Call the office of the Mercer County Historical Society for more information—724-662-3490.

Civil War Roundtable: Antietam

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Civil War Roundtable: Antietam

The MCHS is proud to present our Civil War Roundtable featuring:
Antietam—Burnside Bridge
On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, the Mercer County Historical Society presents a program on “Antietam—Burnside Bridge.” 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.
For more information, please call 724-662-3490, email info@mchspa.org, or look to our webpage www.mchspa.org .

HISTORY IN THE MAKING: KOREA

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

HISTORY IN THE MAKING: KOREA

HISTORY IN THE MAKING DISCUSSION GROUP
KOREA
On Tuesday, October 15, 2016, the Mercer County Historical Society will present —“History in the Making.” We will begin our study of the Korean Conflict. The doors will open at 6:30 PM at the library of the Mercer County Historical Society; the program starts at 7:00, and should end around 9:00. Please join us. Part of this program will be on video and then a discussion of the topic.
The “History in the Making” Discussion Group is part of the Historical Society’s ongoing efforts to provide programming related to world and local history. This roundtable will meet 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

THANKSGIVING CLOSING

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THANKSGIVING CLOSING

The Mercer County Historical Society will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday, November 24 through November 28. The MCHS will be opening for its regular on Tuesday, November 29th. Its regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Call the office of the Mercer County Historical Society for more information—724-662-3490.

Political Button Display

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Political Button Display

From now through Saturday, December 31st, a political button display will be shown in the lobby of the Mercer County Historical Society, 119 South Pitt Street, in Mercer. The Historical Society is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. It is not open on Sundays, Mondays, or holidays.
The buttons are from the collections of Woodrow Dixon and Robert Lark, and the buttons span the time from McKinley/Roosevelt of 1900 through Clinton and Trump of 2016. The buttons reflect the candidates from both major political parties and with close to two (200) buttons every political campaign of the past one (100) hundred years is covered. As with the Historical Society, the political button display is free and open to the public.

GETTYSBURG—PICKETT’S CHARGE

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

GETTYSBURG—PICKETT’S CHARGE

The MCHS is proud to present our Civil War Roundtable featuring:
GETTYSBURG—PICKETT’S CHARGE
On Tuesday, October 11, 2016, the Mercer County Historical Society presents a program on “Gettysburg—Pickett’s Charge.” We are all familiar with this pivotal event, but there is more to learn! Come and find out. 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.
For more information, please call 724-662-3490, email info@mchspa.org, or look to our webpage www.mchspa.org .