At this virtual program, learn more about the history of the Mon Valley! Discover what artifacts await your visit - from the original schoolhouse of McKeesport, which opened in the first ward in 1832; to the Industry Room, which displays a variety of artifacts from McKeesport's National Tube Works. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity to ask questions and receive personalized recommendations for what to see first!
ABOUT MCKEESPORT REGIONAL HISTORY & HERITAGE CENTER:
Founded in 1980, The McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center is a non-profit museum and research facility dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of McKeesport and its surrounding area. The Center houses the City of McKeesport's first schoolhouse, previously situated at five other locations. Five additional rooms display varying aspects of McKeesport and the Mon Valley's history, including an Industry Wing with a large-scale model of the US Steel National Tube, church collections, and an exhibit honoring Helen Richey. Peruse our nostalgic room of former store and restaurant donations and numerous nostalgic photos and paintings that will always bring to mind fond memories from the area's rich historical past.
Registration is required; Zoom information will be sent two days before the event. To register, go to: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=WHITEHALL&curName=2020/09/01_Museum_Spotlight:_McKeesport_Regional_History_&_Heritage_Center
This virtual program is part of a Spotlight Series promoting the Experience Kits initiative at select Allegheny County Libraries. With your library card, receive free admission passes for up to four people to several local museums and historical sites. For more information, visit https://sewickleylibrary.org/experience-kits/
Upcoming Spotlight Lectures: