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The Latrobe Area Historical Society could not exist without its volunteers.

If you have an interest in any of the following and can visit us for an hour or more a week --- YOU CAN HELP!


  • Writing          - Write feature articles

  • Donations     - Fill out Deed of Gift record

  • Cataloging    - Place catalog numbers on artifacts

  • Photography - Photograph artifacts

  • Data Entry    - Enter Deed of Gift digital information

  • Filing            - Sort and file donated printed materials

  • Filing            - Create digital images of donated photos

  • Research     - Assist with requests for research

  • Inventory      - Assist with periodic inventories of artifacts

  • Design          - Create seasonal displays

  • Web Editing  - Update our web page

  • Media           - Create mobile app audio and video content

  • Labeling       - Create labels using text, images and QR codes​

Current Projects

  • Organize contents of 14 filing cabinets

  • Migrate digital multimedia (cassette tape, VHS, CD, DVD) to .mp4 using OBS Studio

  • Add audio narration to PowerPoint presentations prior to copying to DVD for sale

  • Convert PowerPoint slide presentations to .mp4 using Clipchamp and AI voice narration

  • Maintain cemetery and obituary records

Planned Projects

  • Digitize and catalog photo collection

  • Photo and tag existing objects (10,000+)

Potential Projects

  • Publish book of transcripts of series of citizen oral histories recorded in 1991

  • Publish book of mid 1930s Latrobe High School research titled “Problems of Democracy”

  • Publish book of soldiers letters home from Vulcan Mold employees serving in World War II

  • Data base (spreadsheet?) tracking history of Latrobe borough structures by location, dates, occupants, construction type. We often get requests from people researching the history of specific buildings or homes. Primary sources would be City Directories, Sanborn fire insurance maps (1887, 1892, 1897, 1903, 1909, 1925), Latrobe Bulletin newspaper special edition business inserts and Latrobe High School yearbook ads.


Please use the form below to contact the Society or visit us to see how you can help!

​​Help make a difference and sign up to volunteer today!

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