McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center
The McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center (formerly the McKeesport Heritage Center) opperates a museum and research facility dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of McKeesport, PA, and its surrounding communities for public education and enjoyment. Founded in 1980 by a group of civic leaders, the Center moved to its present facility in Renziehausen Park in 1991.
Our museum has numerous displays of local memorabilia, including old photographs. Museum admission is free and open to the public, though donations are always appreciated.
Our research center has archival resources such as newspapers and materials related to local schools, churches, organizations, businesses and people. Our research center is free for members; there is a $15 daily fee for non-members.
As part of our community outreach, the Center sponsors programs that focus on the rich and diverse history of McKeesport. In the past, these presentations covered such topics as Helen Richey, the Memorial Theatre, the Percy Garland Family and local sports figures.
We are always adding to our collection and initiating new programs as part of our commitment to the local area. We appreciate all support for these endeavors. If you would like to make a donation to the Center or become one of our volunteers, please contact us for more information.
Our museum and research center is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10-4, and Saturdays from 9-3. We can be open at other times by special arrangement. We look forward to your visit. Our telephone number is 412-678-1832.
To arrange a guided tour for a group, please contact us in advance.
For more information about us, visit the links above.