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The following March 2018 events were announced by the Greater Monessen Historical Society.

Annual Public Meeting

The annual public meeting for the Greater Monessen Historical Society membership will be Sunday, March 18, 2018, at 1 p.m. The annual report will be presented, along with planned activities for the year. Board members will discuss their areas of responsibility. The new spring exhibit will be unveiled. Light refreshments will be served.

Spring Exhibit

The upcoming spring exhibit will focus on local bridges and river transportation. If anyone has photos they are willing to loan or donate for the exhibit, please drop them off at the museum or email a scan to monessen@verizon.net .

Membership Campaign

The Historical Society membership renewal and fund campaign for the 2018 year will be ending. Individual memberships are $15 per year. A family membership is $20, with a business membership being $50. Membership is based on a calendar year and includes four issues of the newsletter, “Valley Historian.” Donations fund the operation of the museum and allow the society to follow its mission of preserving the ethnic and industrial heritage of Monessen and the Mon Valley region. Future plans include renovating the Milsom/Endicott Johnson Building into a museum annex for additional exhibit and event space.

Seeking Photos

The Society is also still seeking photos of the Washington and Linden Elementary Schools. Photos can be dropped off at the Heritage Museum to be scanned or emailed to monessen@verizon.net.

Celebrating Henry Sellers McKee

During the year 2018, the society will celebrate the 175th birthday of Monessen Founder, Henry Sellers McKee. McKee was one of the members of the East Side Land Company, which created Monessen in the late 1890s. We hope to do a joint celebration with the City of Jeannette, as it was also founded by H. Sellers McKee. In Monessen, McKee Avenue was named in his honor.

Museum Shoppe

The Museum Shoppe, located in the Heritage Museum, carries two Easter books compiled by Lawrence G. Kozlowski as part of his Easter series, “Celebrate Easter – Polish Style” and “Celebrate Easter – Slovak Style.” They are available through the Museum Shoppe for a donation of $12.00 each.

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The Greater Monessen Historical Society has a Twitter account. Follow us at @MonessenHistory. We are also on Facebook and have over 3,000 followers worldwide! We can be located on Facebook under “Greater Monessen Historical Society.” See our latest events, news and photos of previous events. Google us and find our webpage filled with all the necessary information to visit, donate, join or learn about us!

The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The address is 505 Donner Avenue, Monessen, PA, 15062. The phone number is 724-684-8460. Admission is always free.

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