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Butler County Genealogical Society

Mailing address: P.O. Box 662, Butler, PA 16003

Website: www.bcgs.us

Email: bcgsociety@yahoo.com

Contact: Randal Werner, president, or Weir Genealogy Room at Butler Area Public Library, 724-287-1715

Meetings: 6:15 p.m. third Tuesday of every month except December, unless otherwise advertised, at Butler Public Library

Gus Workman, seated, plays an injured World War I soldier with Vincent Workman tending to him during the Butler County Historical Society Echoes From Our Past series at North Side Cemetery in 2021. Cranberry Eagle File Photo
Butler County Historical Society

Address: 123 W. Diamond St., Butler, Pa. 16001

Telephone: 724-283-8116

Website: butlerhistory.com

Email: society@butlerhistory.com

Contact: Jennifer Ford, executive director


Senator Walter Lowrie House, 123 W. Diamond St., Butler

Little Red School House, 200 E. Jefferson St., Butler

Cooper Cabin Pioneer Homestead, 199 Cooper Road, Cabot

Christopher Gist Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution

Mailing address: 104 Teakwood Road, Butler, PA 16001

Telephone: 724-355-1718

Website: passar.org

Email: rsielski@butlercp.com

Contact: Raymond Sielski, secretary

Connoquenessing Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists

Address: 205 Orchard Lane, Butler

Telephone: 724-283-9851

Email: kristufek1@gmail.com

Contact: Carol Kristufek, chapter regent. Membership is by invitation only.

Cranberry Genealogy Club

Mailing address: 27 Sunset Court, Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Website: cranberrygenealogy.org

Email: info@cranberrygenealogy.org

Contact: Debbie Billeter, treasurer and webmaster

Meetings: 6:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday of the month except December at the Cranberry Public Library, 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. The November meeting date will be announced.

Cranberry Township Historical Society representatives unveiled a new historical marker at the Sample Schoolhouse outside the Cranberry municipal building. The Sample Schoolhouse was originally located along Rowan Road, but was relocated from its decaying foundation in 1999. Cranberry Eagle File Photo
Cranberry Township Historical Society

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1931, Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Website: explorecranberry.org

Email: info@explorecranberry.org

Contact: Roy Wagner, 724-720-6465

Operates: Sample School, a restored one-room schoolhouse at 2525 Rochester Road, open by appointment only.

Evans City Area Historical Society

Address: 204C S. Jackson St., Evans City, Pa. 16033

Contact: Dean Zinkhann

Telephone: 724-538-3629

Email: evanscityhistory@gmail.com

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays from April through November.

General Richard Butler Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Address: Butler, Pa. 16001

Website: darcarolk.wixsite.com/generalrichardbutler

Email: donnaleecroft@gmail.com

Contact: Donna Croft, chapter regent

Meetings: September, October, November, December, March, April May and June. Most meetings are at the First English Lutheran Church, Butler.

Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Roundtable

Address: Hampton Township Community Center,1301 McCully Road, Allison Park

Telephone: 412-760-9476 (club president)

Website: GRPGHCWRT.com

Email: rfellers115@icloud.com

Contact: Richard Fellers, club president

Meeting: Meetings are every third Monday at 7 pm. Meetings are free and open to the public, each featuring a speaker.

Historic Harmony president Rodney Gasch explains features of an old mill stone from the old Harmony area mill. Cranberry Eagle File Photo
Historic Harmony

Address: 218 Mercer St., Harmony, Pa. 16037

Telephone: 724-452-7341

Website: www.harmonymuseum.org

Email: hmuseum@zoominternet.net

Contact: Rodney Gasch, president and CEO

Operates: The nine-property Harmony Museum in and near Harmony’s National Historic Landmark District. Tour times are 1 and 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Lancaster Township Historical Records Committee and History Center

Address: 497 Perry Highway, Harmony

Telephone: 724-822-4823

Website: On Facebook at Lancaster Historical Center, Butler County, Pa.

Email: lancasterhistory@yahoo.com

The center is open from 1 to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of the month.

Artifacts such as this antique scale used for weighing mail abound at the Mars Area History and Landmark Society. Cranberry Eagle File Photo
Mars Area History and Landmark Society Train Station and Museum

Address: 1 Brickyard Road, Mars, Pa. 16046

Telephone: 724-625-4478

Website: marshistory.org

Email: marshistory@gmail.com

Contact: John Watson, president, 724-625-4478

Meetings are in the general purpose/workshop building at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month. The public is welcome. The station and museum are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays or by appointment.

North Hills Genealogists

Mailing address: P.O. Box 169, Wexford, PA 15090

Telephone: 724-935-6961

Website: www.NorthHillsGenealogists.org

Email: info@NorthHillsGenealogists.org

Contact: Elissa Powell, publications chairman

Meetings: Refer to website

Ohio Valley Chapter 22, Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology

Address: 500 Lutherlyn Lane, Butler, Pa. 16001

Telephone: 724-352-2138

Website: .pennsylvaniaarchaeology.com

Email: deyoungl59@gmail.com

Contact: Laura DeYoung, president

Meetings: 7 p.m. third Wednesday of the month, except in July and August, at the Woodland Lodge, 500 Lutherlyn Lane, Butler

Old Stone House

Address: 2865 William Flynn Highway (Route 8), Slippery Rock, Pa. 16057

Telephone: 724-738-4964

Email: oldstonehouse@sru.edu

Contact: Aaron Cowan, curator

Check the site’s Facebook page

Penn’s Colony Festival & Folk Art Marketplace

Address: 365 Saxonburg Blvd., Saxonburg, Pa. 16056

Telephone: 724-352-9922

Website: www.pennscolony.com

Email: penns@consolidated.net

Operates: Penn’s Colony Festival — Sept. 16 and 17 and 23 and 24, celebrating traditions of craftsmanship and cultural heritage of French and Indian War era.

Wine Time at the Colony is held the third Saturday in June and August.

Prospect Area Preservation Society

Mailing address: 383 Main St., P.O. Box 586, Prospect, PA 16052

Telephone: 724-865-2181

Email: jmharm@zoominternet.net

Contact: Beth Miller, president

Meetings: 5:30 p.m. third Monday of every month except December

Saxonburg Museum

Address: 147 N. Rebecca St., Saxonburg, Pa. 16056

Telephone: 724-352-1400, ext. 221

Website: saxonburgpa.com/saxonburg-museum

Email: saxonburgmuseum@gmail.com

Vounteer curator: Fred Caesar

Facebook: Saxonburg Museum

Operates: Tours by appointment

Slippery Rock Heritage Association

Mailing address: P.O. Box 511, Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Website: www.srheritage.org

Email: suebarkley47@aol.com

President: Sue Barkley, 724-679-3628

Meetings: Every month on the third Monday at the Slippery Rock Municipal Building.

Washington’s Trail

Contact: Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau

Mailing address: 310 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople, PA 16063

Telephone: 866-856-8444

Website: www.washingtonstrail.org

Download a map and/or brochure about the driving tour.

Zelienople Historical Society

Address: 243 S. Main St., Zelienople, Pa. 16063

Telephone: 724-452-9457

Facebook: Zelienople Historical Society

Email: zeliehistory@zoominternet.net

Office hours: 9 a.m. to noon weekdays


Passavant House, 243 S. Main St., Zelienople. Tours weekdays beginning at 9:30 a.m.; advanced notice appreciated and mandatory for group tours.

Buhl House, 221 S. Main St., Zelienople. Tours available by appointment.

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