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The Greater Monessen Historical Society recently announced the following events.

Public Meeting

The rescheduled annual Public Meeting for the Greater Monessen Historical Society membership will be Sunday, April 15, 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 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.

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.

175th Birthday Celebration for 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 is named in his honor.

Historic Dinner

Mark your calendars for the annual historic dinner! It will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The theme will be the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War and the establishment of the countries of Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Yugoslavia.

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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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