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Pennsylvania Civil War 150

Pennsylvania Civil War 150

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Historical & Genealogical Society of Somerset County

Historical & Genealogical Society of Somerset County
Adam Miller Farmhouse c. 1795, the centerpiece of the recreated 1830s Farmstead at the Historical & Genealogical Society of Somerset County

About the Historical & Genealogical Society of Somerset County

The Historical & Genealogical Society of Somerset County at the Somerset Historical Center preserves the rural lifestyles of southwestern Pennsylvania from the earliest farmers to the present day. In less than 200 years, farm life in southwestern Pennsylvania advanced from handwork to machine, from crude subsistence farming to advanced commercial agriculture.

Programs and Services

June 12, 2010 ~ Genealogy Fair ~ Hosted by Susan Seese, Librarian. Cost: $25
June 18, 2010 ~ 6 pm. to 8 pm. Members-only opening for Woven Wonders: Somerset County Coverlets exhibit
June 19, 2010 ~ Public opening for Woven Wonders: Somerset County Coverlets exhibit. Exhibit will remain open until October 12, 2010.
July 21 & 22, 2010 ~ We will host with the PA State Archives.

Showcases

The Historical Society houses a significant collection of Civil War era collections and research. Many of the items will be on display for the 2011 exhibit, Somerset County in the Civil War. The exhibit will feature collections, stories and family histories from 1861 to 1865. Collections include uniforms, women’s clothing and textiles, images of soldiers, diaries, household items and many more.

Events Calendar

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