EVERY Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11 am to 4pm.
Open for research and sales. Tours begin August 3rd.

The society has been open for research during the pandemic. Our tours begin August 3. We have NEW Displays on exhibit in our Museum and NEW Items in our Gift Shop. A mask is required to enter. Thank you for your courtesy and understanding. 

Come Visit!

Join us on September 9 – Members & Friends Dinner
honoring Dan Vogler

Ticket purchase deadline Sept 2. More details on our Events Calendar.

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From the Beginning
Tales of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

NOW AVAILABLE online and in our Gift Shop
CLICK HERE FOR description & purchase information 
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Cascade Park:
Western Pennsylvania’s Rural Escape

NOW AVAILABLE online and in our Gift Shop
CLICK HERE FOR description & purchase information 
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A Civil War Husband
100th Pennsylvania Roundheads

NOW AVAILABLE online and in our Gift Shop
CLICK HERE to read a description 

Maryann Galiano Room Dedication

On October 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm (eastern time), we dedicated a room on the second floor of the Joseph A. Clavelli Cultural Heritage Center in memory of our former board member and long-time volunteer, Maryann Galiano. The room which contains an extensive display of our Shenango China is now known as the Maryann Galiano Room. Among her many contributions, this is a room she dedicated an enormous amount of time to organizing the myriad of information found there. People in attendance were wearing masks and social distancing due to COVID-19 restrictions. Others attended via Zoom.

Click HERE to read her Obituary in the New Castle News.

LCHS Advisement

“The Lawrence County Historical Society strongly advises against the establishment of a Dollar General on Highland Avenue in the North Hill Historic District.”
– Edward X. Petrus, LCHS Board President

To learn more about the historical society position on commercial businesses in the North Hill Historic District, read our BLOG ARTICLE. 

NEW DISPLAY

HISTORY and STORY OF LAUREL SCHOOL DISTRICT

This first floor display features the history and story of the Laurel School District. It includes the history of the schools that existed in the area as well as many artifacts such as a 1945 FFA (Future Farmers of America) jacket, photos, yearbooks, school records, and sports memorabilia.

The Laurel District has offered academics, agriculture education, activities, and athletics for over 50 years. From full-day kindergarten through college level courses for upper classmen, the district provides an articulated curriculum aligned to Pennsylvania Core Standards. In 2017, Laurel Middle/High School was recognized as a National Blue-Ribbon School.

“Laurel is a community dedicated to excellence and is committed to challenging and equipping students to become knowledgeable, responsible, and engaged contributors of an ever changing global society,” according to Michelle McClelland, the school’s counselor.

The society hopes to have future displays from all of the Lawrence County school districts.

11 am to 4 pm EVERY
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

A mask is required to enter. Thank you for your courtesy and understanding.

NEW DISPLAY

NEW SHENANGO CHINA DISPLAY

This second floor display has been meticulously put together by Jim Witon, volunteer and chair of the archives committee. It showcases a new assembly of Shenango China and includes plates featuring Jacqueline and President John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower’s first birthday in the White House, famous local people, Christmas plate collections, and many others.

The Shenango China Display is located in the newly dedicated Maryann Galiano Room on our second floor. Maryann was a former board member and long-time volunteer who passed away in June of 2020.

11 am to 4 pm EVERY
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

A mask is required to enter. Thank you for your courtesy and understanding.

Cannot find what you were looking for here? For full and complete information, VISIT our www.LawrenceCHS.com site. CLICK on photo below. This site currently contains only brief announcements. Thank you.

Your Support is Appreciated

Without your generous support, the Historical Society could not continue their important mission to preserve, protect and display the heritage of all the citizens of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.

We still need your support especially during these difficult times. Please consider a donation TODAY. Any amount is welcomed.

Interested in Becoming a Volunteer?

Our volunteers do a wide variety of things for the Society. Consider applying your skills to help us keep the society a cornerstone for the future.

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