119 South Pitt Street · Mercer, Pennsylvania 16137 · 724-662-3490


As you may already know, the Mercer County Historical Society (MCHS) has regular hours each week—except for holidays. Those hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10:00 until 4:30 and Saturdays from 10:00 until 3:00 for the Anderson Building, the Magoffin House, the Helen Black Miller Memorial Museum, and the Thomas McClain & Son Print Shop.
However, did you know we have other sites and hours, as well? The three outlying museums of the MCHS are the Beringer/Caldwell One-Room School, halfway between Mercer and Greenville, PA, on PA Route #58 at 2159 Mercer Road, Mercer, PA, 16137; the Rural Life Museum, on PA Route #58, behind the former County Home and Hospital (Avalon Springs) located at 98 Avalon Court, Mercer, PA, 16137; and the Raisch Log Cabin at 385 East High Street, Sharpsville, PA, 16150 will be opening on the Sunday, May 28th, and will remain open until at least the Sunday before Labor Day. The hours for these museums are from 1:00 until 5:00 and there is no charge or admission fee to visit or tour any of our museums. We urge families, individuals, and friends to visit these alternative museums and locations.
The MCHS is also the owner of the Indian Graveyard located near Milledgeville on Custaloga Town Boy Scout Camp at 55 Boy Scout Lane, Carlton, PA, 16311. It can be visited at any time. Say hello to the Boy Scouts for us!
We would like to thank the volunteer curators of these outlying museums for their efforts and time; Paul Mehalko at the Raisch Log Cabin; Dale Boyd at the Rural Life Museum; and our two newest Curators at the Beringer/Caldwell One-Room School, Linda Ealy and Helen Edeburn Shappell. Thank you very much!

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