Historical Societies

Blairsville Area Underground Railroad

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214 S. East Lane
Blairsville, PA 15717
Phone: 724 343-1014
www.undergroundrailroadblairsvillepa.com

We are an 100% volunteer-based organization devoted to preserving and presenting the history of the Underground Railroad in Indiana County, PA and the surrounding region. Our UGRR Museum is open for visits by appointment only. Museum hours vary, but evenings and weekend hours are available and preferred. Groups and schools are welcome! Interpretive signage in Blairsville shows our area's significance in the struggle against slavery. A map for this self-guided tour is available on our website.  


Historical & Genealogical Society of Indiana County

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621 Wayne Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-463-9600
www.hgsic.org

Historical & Genealogical Society of Indiana County Through a broad range of activities, The Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County seeks to promote a greater appreciation of Indiana County's rich heritage and a better understanding of life today. We invite you to visit the Indiana County Historical Museum, the Indiana County Memorial to the Veterans, and the Frances Helman Research Library. You can also use our website for information and educational purposes. The Society is located in the town of Indiana, our county seat. In 1938, the Society was founded as a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization. The Society's purpose is to collect and preserve materials illustrative to Indiana County, its families, businesses, and organizations. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Historical Society of the Blairsville Area

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116 East Campbell Street
Blairsville, PA 15717
Phone: 724-459-0580
www.blairsvillehistoric.com

Historical Society of the Blairsville AreaOperated under the auspices of the Historical Society of the Blairsville Area (HSBA), the Museum was established in 1986 through the efforts of many individuals interested in preserving and promoting local heritage. Because of the Society's efforts, Blairsville has become one of the best-documented towns in Indiana County. Open Tuesday thru Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm or by appointment


Homer-Center Historical Society

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Caboose-Museum North Main Street
Floodway Park
Homer City, PA 15748
Phone: 724-549-4251
www.facebook.com/Homer-Center-Historical-Society-551283818381300

The Homer-Center Historical Society displays heritage artifacts of the Homer City area in a refurbished caboose. Stroll through the museum, examining interesting artifacts to learn more about the the history of the Homer-Center area. Hours are seasonal.


John G. Schmick Heritage Center

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59 East Kittanning Street
Smicksburg, PA 16256
Phone: 814-257-8083

John G. Schmick Heritage CenterLocated in the heart of the Amish community of Smicksburg this museum is situated in a converted house which contains a wealth of historic memorabilia from the surrounding area. *****We will be closed from December 15th through the middle of April.


Rebecca B. Hadden Stone House Museum/Saltsburg Area Historical Society

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105 Point Street
Saltsburg, PA 15681
Phone: 724-639-9003
rebeccabhaddenshm.com

The Saltsburg Area Historical Society acquired this old stone house, built in 1830, and established it as a well-documented museum of local history, including period furnishings, artifacts, and historical records of the surrounding region. Expertly developed displays tell the story of the canal era, the local salt, glass, and coal industries, and about collections of pottery, Indian arrowheads, blacksmiths tools, military items and memorabilia, and local residents who served as doctors, editors and educators, and inventors.new feature display is developed each year for Saltsburg's Canal Days celebration at the beginning of June. There is also a well-maintained and labeled Victorian-style public garden, planted and tended by the Saltsburg Herbal Society, that adds an interesting and beautiful outdoor experience for museum tours. The museum is open for tours on Wednesdays 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. all year except for the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas. The museum is also open for tours on Sundays 1 to 5 P.M., May through October. Tours are also available by appointment. A $2 donation per person is requested. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Saltsburg Historical Society/Rebecca Hadden Stone House


Strongstown Homecoming & Historical Society

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14729 Route 422 East
Strongstown, PA 15957
Phone: 814-749-9771

Strongstown Homecoming & Historical SocietyThe Strongstown Historical Society (SHS) owns and is operated from a one-room schoolhouse in the heart of Strongstown. The SHS is working toward restoring the schoolhouse and opening it as a museum. An attached hall is available for rent from April to October.