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, privet tour arrangements, gift shop discounts, use of an extensive research archive and access to our ancestry.com and newspaper.com subscription.



Board of Directors

Marianne Macbeth, President

Jim Humanic, Vice President

William Hunter, Treasurer

Carol Frazier, Secretary

Ray Meyers

JoAnne Rodgers

Sharon Soles

Judge David Spurgeon

Jeffery Stitt

Jen Vertullo

Robert Baum

Andrea Cartwright

Laura Green

Dr. Ray Lozano

Robert Messner


David Moore, Museum Director

Chelsea Cavlovic, Community Outreach 

Gail Waite, Operations Assistant

Tasha Chism, Custodian

Bonnie Stern, Volunteer Coordinator

Advisory Counsel

Evette Wivagg, President Emeritus

Marilyn Baldwin

John Barna

Irv Latterman

Jeff Stitt

Francis Show