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Who We Are

Our Mission

We operate our museum and research facility to preserve and present the history of McKeesport and its surrounding communities for public education and enjoyment.

Our Vision

We're creating a community (members, visitors, and residents...past, present, and future) with a greater understanding and appreciation of this region's history and its diverse cultural heritage. 

Founded in 1980, The McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center is YOUR Mon Valley museum. We are a non-profit museum and research facility dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of McKeesport and its surrounding area. We are the epicenter of McKeesport history, and we exist to serve past, present, and future Mon Valley residents by preserving their history.


The museum proudly houses the very first schoolhouse to be erected in McKeesport (1832) and showcases 7 rooms of local memorabilia and a research library.  Museum collection pieces and research materials are donated from private individuals, businesses and organizations.

Our Members hail from local neighborhoods and across the United States. Member privileges include complimentary entrance to most programs, private tour arrangements, gift shop discounts, use of an extensive research archive and access to our and subscription.



Board of Directors

Matt Gergely, President
Jim Humanic, Vice President
William C. Hunter, Treasurer
Carol Frazier, Secretary

JoAnne Rodgers
Sharon Soles
Judge David Spurgeon
Jen Vertullo

Robert Baum
Linda Brewster

Andrea Cartwright
Robert Messner


David Moore, Museum Director
Meagan Donnelly, Administrative Assistant and Research Specialist
Chelsea Cavlovic, Community Outreach 
Bonnie Stern, Volunteer Coordinator

Advisory Counsel

Evette Wivagg, President Emeritus
John Barna
Irv Latterman
Jeff Stitt
Francis Show

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