416 Weldon Street
Latrobe, PA 15650
P.O. Box 266
Latrobe, PA 15650
|Tuesday||1 PM - 3:30 PM|
|Friday||9 AM - 1 PM|
|Saturday||9:30 AM - 11 AM|
Mary Lou Townsend, President
Jason Brinker, Vice President
The Latrobe Area Historical Society of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, is dedicated to the collection, study and documentation of the Latrobe community's heritage and to the preservation of local history and its ethnic roots.
The Society's office is located in the Latrobe Elementary School at 1501 Ligonier Street in Room B207 (Jefferson Street rear entrance). To enter the building from the Jefferson Street parking lot, go up the steps to the double doors and ring the bell on the right. A volunteer will meet you and escort you to the Historical Society office.
There are many books and bound manuscripts pertaining to the history of Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Western Pennsylvania and the surrounding districts, including Unity and Derry Townships. Copies of Deeds, Land Grants and Topographical maps are on file, many dating back to the late 1790s. Some of these are original and may be the only surviving copy. Various local newspapers, which have been laminated, are on file for reference. There is an extensive collection of memorabilia, postcards, photos, documents, and artifacts, donated by residents and local industries, which give an insight into early life in Latrobe.
Each year, in cooperation with the Greater Latrobe School Board and the Educational Staff, the Society provides special programs for the 6th grade children of the district. These programs are presented annually and are targeted to give the children an insight into how history has an effect on their lives today. Periodically the Society offers to the public special programs of historic value or interest. Throughout the year, Society members actively seek out information about their community and gather artifacts and documents to add to the Society's library. These materials and documents are cataloged, preserved, and made available to all persons who come to the Society for assistance. Preserving memorabilia, artifacts, documents and other objects pertaining to the district's history is an ongoing task.
Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members
Appointment required: No
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