Mercer County Historical Society prepares for several events

Staff report


Mercer County Historical Society will host its annual dinner Thursday at the MCHS building, 119 S. Pitt St. There will be a reception in the Sewall Library of the Anderson building from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 and a business meeting will follow with Robert F. Lark making a presentation on the Presidency and Presidential Campaigns. The dinner, business meeting and presentation will take place in the social hall of the Helen Black Miller Memorial Chapel, adjacent to Anderson House.

The cost of the dinner is $12 and reservations must be made on or before Tuesday by stopping at MCHS headquarters, by mail (MCHS, 119 S. Pitt St., Mercer, PA 16137, include a self addressed stamped envelope) or call MCHS. MCHS is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Saturdays. There is no charge to attend the reception, business meeting or program.

Mercer County Civil War Roundtable will present a program on the life and times of General Ulysses S. Grant at 6:30 p.m. May 10 at MCHS headquarters. The discussion group is open to the public and is free.

The History in the Making discussion group will meet at 7 p.m. May 17 at MCHS and will present “A Time to Remember–1945.” Doors open at 6:30.

This group is part of MCHS efforts to provide programming related to local and world history. The group is open to the public and free.

Summer hours for the historical society will be 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, except holidays.

Three subsidiary museums will be open Sundays beginning May 29 through Sept. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. They are Beringer/Caldwell one room school, halfway between Mercer and Greenville, Pa., on Route 58; the Rural Life Museum, on PA Route 58 behind the former county home and hospital (Avalon Springs); and the Raisch Log Cabin on High Street in Sharpsville, Pa.

MCHS also owns the Indian Graveyard near Milledgeville on Custaloga Town Boy Scout Camp which can be visited anytime.

For information or registration for all events, call MCHS at 724-662-3490.

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