119 South Pitt Street · Mercer, Pennsylvania 16137 · 724-662-3490
info@mchspa.org

We Are Now Open

We have gotten through a rather long period of quarantine and have reopened. We are open from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm Tuesdays through Fridays and 10:00 am until 3:00 pm on Saturdays. We are taking protective measures for the near future (until the pandemic is over) for the health of our patrons, volunteers, and staff. For your safety and ours you will be required to ware a mask (provided by the Society) inside the Society, your temperature will be taken as you enter, you will be required to sign in with both name and a telephone number, no more than seven (7) people will be allowed in any part of the Society, and you will be encouraged to use hand sanitizer (provide by the Society). These are reasonable precautions and are required of all guests—as a private non-profit organization we will enforce these simple rules.The Rural Life Museum behind the old County Home off of PA Route #58, the Beringer/Caldwell One-Room School between Mercer and Greenville on PA Route #58, and the Raisch Log Cabin on High Street in Sharpsville, PA, have all reopened for the summer. Our hours are Sundays through Labor Day 1:00 until 5:00 pm. Please stop by and...
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Canceled Events

Items Canceled due to Pandemic The Mercer County Historical Society will not be holding face-to-face meetings or events through December and perhaps longer—depending on the conditions presented by the pandemic and instructions from Local, State, and Federal Governments and/or Health Departments.This includes—but is not limited to—our Beringer/Caldwell One-Room School Reunion, our Ox Roast at the Rural Life Museum, our Civil War Roundtables on the second Tuesday of the months September through May at 7:00 pm, and our History in the Making programs on the third Tuesday of the above-mentioned months also at 7:00 pm.We are in the early phases of attempting to make the Civil War Roundtable and History in the Making available online for our patrons, but have not yet been able to arrange these events. Please keep watching local newspapers for more details or contact us directly at 724-662-3490, or info@mchspa.org, for more information.The Mercer County, PA, Historical Society is free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Stop in and enjoy our museums, library, and...
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New Book Available

New Book Available at the Mercer County Historical SocietyThere is a new book available at the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA 16137—724-662-3490).  It is titled Find’ Em: On the Trail with the Silent Cop by Alison Schemrich.  This book documents the true life exploits of two local Greenville men, Jim Bridon and Ray Messina, and their experiences with bloodhounds and police in Mercer County and the surrounding communities.  The price for this book is just $5.00 plus tax ($5.30 total) and Shipping and Handling as...
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We’re Opening!

The Mercer County Historical Society (MCHS) will be opening Friday, June 26, 2020. Please follow the following rules for admittance. We reserve the right to NOT ALLOW ENTRANCE to anyone failing to follow our guidelines, which follows all CDC, Federal, State and Local guidelines. Please DO NOT come in if you think you have been infected with COVID-19, been around someone who has been identified with COVID-19, or if you have a cough, fever, or think you might be getting sick. There is a MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY of seven people at one time in our library. This includes patrons, volunteers, and staff. Once inside, you will be required to sanitize your hands (provided by MCHS), put on a mask (provided by the MCHS or your own), and have your temperature taken by a volunteer or staff member of the MCHS (your temperature must be under 100.4 degrees). Then you must sign in in our lobby—including a phone number—so we can contact you in the unlikely event someone here develops COVID-19 or its symptoms. You will also be required to maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from other patrons, volunteers, or staff. Please cough or sneeze into a tissue and throw it, along with any used wipes, away into a waste basket (throughout the MCHS). Please leave any books, files, or other items used in research or reading on the desks to be cleaned by you (using wipes), or the volunteers or staff. Guided tours will be conducted three times a day, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, or 3:00 PM. You must reserve times by calling the MCHS at 724-662-3490. No more than seven people will be allowed on a tour. They will last no longer than 45 minutes. The patrons will sanitize their hands, wear a mask, sign in, and attempt not to touch anything within the museum and agree to all the below conditions once they leave. Once you leave the MCHS, please contact us if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 or you test positive with...
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Some New Beautification

Many thanks to Dave and Amy Tomson, as well as to President Robert F. Lark, for using their green thumbs to beautify the Anderson/Magoffin Complex and the Gail Habbyshaw Memorial Flower Garden. The new stone honoring Gail was installed this past...
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Event Cancellations

Due to the covid-19 crisis, the history in the making and civil war roundtables are cancelled until further notice. The MCHS will maintain regular office hours at this time, Tuesday- Friday 10am to 4:30pm, Saturday 10am to 3pm. We will keep you posted should the situation change. Thanks for your understanding.
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