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About the Historical Society


The Society was chartered in 1974 as a non-profit organization under Section 501 (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code for the explicit purpose of functioning as an educational and historical organization.

Volunteer Staff:

The Latrobe Area Historical Society operates with an all volunteer staff.

What We Do:

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.

Activities include the following...

  • Programs      - Present and host programs for the public covering topics of interest to the local community,

  • Revitalization - Support the Latrobe Community Revitalization Program efforts for historical preservation,

  • Research      - Search our collection to respond to requests for information,

  • Newsletter     - Issue quarterly newsletter,

  • Education     - Work with area schools and community organizations to provide educational opportunities,

  • Exhibits         - Prepare temporary exhibits to commemorate historical events,

  • Donations     - Receive and process donations to our collection,

  • Community   - Participate in community events; Banana Split Festival, Holly Jolly

Our Museum Collection:

The Society maintains a collection of files, artifacts, books, newspapers, photographs, original documents, maps, and scrapbooks related to Latrobe and the surrounding area.

Topics include…

  • Organizations

  • Business and Industry

  • Borough Government

  • Sports and Recreation

  • Schools

  • Churches

  • Cemeteries

  • People and Families

  • Veterans Records, Letters, Diaries

  • Surrounding Area

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